It's no secret that ocean acidification is wreaking havoc on the corals, sea stars, sharks and others that live beneath the waves. But now new research shows that this phenomenon is hitting closer to home and threatening US coastal communities, too.
The American wood stork, once a species on the brink of extinction, has now made such an impressive comeback after 30 years of conservation efforts that it is no longer considered endangered, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
The Kelp Watch 2014 project announced Wednesday that the West Coast shoreline, including kelp forests, harbors no radiation contamination as a result of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
Among a plethora of other pending environmental problems, a new study revealed that climate change could worsen summertime ozone levels in the United Stated as much as 70 percent by 2050 as temperatures warm.
Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian deputy prime minister, told the United States they could "jump on a trampoline" to get to space after the US imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, Reuters reported.
Five anthropological factors independent of climate change will radically alter US Northern forests 50 years from now, a US Forest Service study reports.
US wildfires spanning across the West are getting bigger and more frequent, in part due to climate change, over the last 30 years.
Ever wondered what are the healthiest cities in the U.S.? NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy company based in San Francisco, looked at fifty largest metro areas to find the ones with the best indicators of health, including health scores for the residents, health insurance coverage and a high prevalence of doctors and clean air.