With a little bit of luck, China has helped to reverse global forest loss despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics, according to recent research.
Researchers warn that without better local management, some of the world's most iconic ecosystems may collapse under climate change.
Scientists have developed a super-fast 3-D printer, curiously inspired by the Hollywood film Terminator 2. It can make ready-to-use products 25 to 100 times faster than conventional methods, a new study reveals.
It has long been suggested that our impact on the planet is so substantial that it grants its own new geological epoch - known as the Anthropocene. While the beginning of this new era has been heatedly debated, one group of scientists believes it has finally pinpointed the exact date of when humans began to dominate the Earth.
In the fight against climate change, most experts focus on controlling emissions of carbon dioxide, but methane is actually the more potent greenhouse gas, even more effective at trapping heat in Earth's atmosphere. Now, thanks to a new device, scientists are sniffing out the origins of harmful methane, helping them to better understand its role in warming the planet.
Scientists have developed a new energy device that harnesses carbon dioxide in such a way that it could power life on Mars, according to a new study.
Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence that rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are heating up the Earth, increasing the harmful greenhouse gas effect and exacerbating climate change, new research finds.
When you're eating a juicy hamburger, you would hardly think that you are affecting the health of the planet - but according to the federal government, you are. An advisory panel of nutritionists and researchers are advising in a new report that Americans eat less meat in order to save the environment.
New maps created by scientists show just how acidic Earth's oceans are, highlighting the need to deal with the global greenhouse gas problem, according to new research.
About 16,000 years ago, the deep ocean released so much carbon dioxide that it may have ended the last Ice Age, according to a new study.
Geoengineering, or the large-scale manipulation of the Earth's climate, is not the solution to climate change, according to new research. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix to the global climate problem, and curbing carbon emissions is really our best bet to combat its effects.
Current climate change predictions have been confirmed by an ancient warming event that surpasses today's warming world, according to a new study.
In the face of climate change tropical forests are rapidly declining, but soon they may be getting some help from space, according to new research.
Peat fires are a topic that few scientists focus on, but new research shows that they may play a more important part than people realize, adding to the ever-complicated carbon problem.