President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday plans to create what could be the world's largest marine sanctuary, an initiative that will protect large swaths of the Pacific Ocean from overfishing, energy exploration and other human activities, according to White House officials.
Aging isn't just all about genes, exercise, and diet. Exposure to certain toxicants commonly found in the environment can accelerate physiological aging far more that you may think, a recent study suggests.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, now a UN diplomat, said Tuesday that cities and their mayor hold the key to confronting climate change.
Minnesota will be the first US state to ban triclosan, an ingredient commonly found in soaps, toothpaste, and deodorants that some researchers have linked to health and environmental problems, including the increased prevalence of drug resistant bacteria.
How vulnerable a nation is to climate change will severely influence its international credit score, the Standard & Poor's (S&P) Rating Service reports.
New international standards for international trade packaging are significantly slowing the rate at which "stowaway" insects find their way into the United States, protecting tenuous ecosystems, a new study suggests.
The latest research shows chemicals from gasoline, vehicles exhaust, lawn equipment, smoking, and charred food increase the risk of breast cancer in women.
Algenol, an up-and-coming company that specializes in algae-based biofuels, has developed and perfected its revolutionary technology, likely securing its spot as the next generation's leader in renewable energy.
Cigarettes are universally known to be a health hazard, but the nasty habit of lighting up is harmful to more than just your body. Large-scale littering of cigarette filters, used butts, packaging and matches is also detrimental to the environment, and researchers behind a review article in the journal Current Environmental Health Reports are rallying to establish policy measures to lessen the impact of smoking-related litter.
Bumblebees tend to huddle in packs when they sense that danger is near, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.
The climate change discussion is one that we need to have now, rather than waiting until we feel its repercussions, new research from The Carnegie Institution for Science's Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira asserts.
Research headed by Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) aims to untangle Brazil's controversial Forest Code, the details of which are published in the journal Science.
The National Research Council (NRC) says that the United States is not adequately equipped to effectively respond to oil spills, according to their new report.
This Earth Day, NASA is inviting people across the world to celebrate the "green" holiday by sending in selfies it will then assemble into a composite image of Earth.