In a pool of Medicare recipients in New England, more deaths occurred when summer temperatures significantly increased. More research is still to be done.
It's no secret that most climate experts are expecting surface temperatures to rise in the coming years. It was already confirmed earlier this year that 2014 was the hottest year on record, with warming oceans identified as a main driver in this harmful change. Now experts are saying that if things stay on track, mussels will be one of the first species to be in hot water - literally.
Crops such as blueberries and others may soon be affected, because bumblebees' range is narrowing, researchers say.
A new type of leafhopper has been found in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
As climactic conditions adjust in Antarctica's Dry Valley, soil organisms will factor in too, not just geochemical processes beneath the soil, researchers say.
A type of lizard in Australia's Western Queensland changes sex from male to female in temperatures over 90 degrees, helping them to lay more eggs and colonize areas faster, researchers believe.
Like in the Arctic, Antarctic and even Canada, glaciers in Alaska are melting. Now, new research reveals that like their famous brethren, they may make large contributions to global sea level rise.
For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed polar bears eating white-beaked dolphins in the Arctic, and they claim it's the bizarre result of climate change.
It looks like even for plants, there can be too much of a good thing. Trees and flowers use carbon dioxide (CO2) to make energy, absorbing the gas to help fuel the process of photosynthesis. For this reason, some experts have theorized that rising carbon levels will eventually promote plant growth. Now, new research claims that this assumption is dead wrong.
Climate change: it's a subject that is full of uncertainties. That's especially true in the case of how it will affect plant life around the globe. Past studies have revealed that a warming world and changing atmosphere could help plants spread and grow. However, new research has now found evidence of the complete opposite. Plants, it appears, may actually be running out of time to grow in the face of climate change.
Coral reefs have been the subject of much research given the ongoing threats they are dealing with related to climate change. Ocean acidification, for one, is wreaking havoc on these delicate ecosystems, but a remarkable new study says that coral reefs in Palau may be able to defy the odds.
China's greenhouse gas emissions may peak by the year 2025, according to a new report from the London School of Economics (LSE), easing scientists' fears of its contribution to climate change.
Warmer ocean waters are creating such a challenge for marine species worldwide, that new research shows they will consequently shift entire marine habitats.
The infamous global warming hiatus, which has puzzled scientists and been hailed by climate change skeptics, may have never really happened, according to a new, updated NOAA analysis.
Just yesterday, Nature World News reported on Greenland's mysteriously vanishing lakes, which can drain entirely in just a matter of a few hours. But now, a subsequent study is saying that while warming temperatures have created more of these supraglacial lakes, they are not likely to worsen Greenland's contribution to sea level rise.