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.
Although the media has egregiously been playing up the "snowmageddon" since winter storm Juno made her way across the East Coast, the US has still been experiencing some record cold, with local complaining that they haven't felt so chilled in years. Now NASA and the NOAA are here to tell us that it wasn't all in our heads, releasing satellite imagery that show an utterly frozen over eastern US.
After being nearly wiped out from existence, the American bald eagle is no longer endangered, researchers report, as populations of this national symbol continue to soar. However, wildlife officials are taking this good news with a grain of salt, as it appears the majestic birds are not completely in the clear.
California is already suffering from the worst drought in a millennium, and now new research shows parts of the Western United States are to face the same fate with decades-long "megadroughts."
The federal government is stepping up to save the declining monarch butterfly, announcing Monday its plan to spend $3.2 million on habitat restoration for the species.
Measles is back in the United States, and with a vengeance. Just last year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the number of measles cases had reached a stunning 20-year high, with 677 cases in 27 states. This is after, mind you, the virus was officially declared eradicated in the Americas in 2002. So who's to blame? Experts and pundits alike point straight to a new wave of "mindful" parents refusing to have their children vaccinated.
Monarch butterflies, which have recently been facing severe habitat loss in the United States, are slowly making a comeback, showing conservationists that they are down, but not out.
We already know that climate change is increasing the likelihood of daily floods, tornadoes and heat waves. Now, new research shows that lightning will strike 50 percent more often in our warming world, though where these electric shocks will occur remains a mystery.
In case the mess of satirical and actual panic on social media hasn't alerted you of the situation yet, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally confirmed that a case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States.
Due to global warming, a megadrought is likely in store for the southwestern United States in the future, researchers say.
The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is causing the region's ground level to literally rise up, according to a new study.
New Jersey is the first US state to take a stand against the cruel ivory and rhino horn trade, banning all such items in a new law passed Tuesday.
In order to limit climate change to increasing global temperatures by only two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a goal set by the United Nations, the United States will need to pay up an additional $800 billion a year from now until 2050, according to a new study.
You may not have noticed, but if you've been living in a major US city for the past decade, your quality of air has actually been improving. New Images out from NASA satellites show this significant reduction in air pollution levels in a series of striking photographs released this week.