Insect and spider populations are falling dramatically across the globe, spurring concern throughout the scientific community, and a new study suggests that the decline may be happening more quickly and extensively than previously suspected.
NASA scientists said elevated greenhouse gas levels are responsible for the increased dryness, as well as the burning of forests to clear land for agriculture and grazing.
The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.
"What we need is for our rulers and politicians to listen to the research," the 16-year-old climate activist was quoted as saying.
Warming temperatures resulting from climate change are having a dramatic and potentially devastating effect on sea turtle populations — as temperatures rise, so does the temperature of the sandy beaches where turtles lay their eggs, and this means that an overwhelming majority of turtles are now born female.
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, delivered a powerful speech to the United Nations General Assembly Monday, warning world leaders to take climate change seriously or the population will suffer.
More than one-in-four birds has vanished from the North American landscape in the last 50 years, according to new research published in the journal Science Thursday. Because birds are indicators of environmental health, these findings are deeply concerning to scientists.
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators.
A young University of Tennessee fan who was bullied at his elementary school for making his own UT shirt will now get to attend college there -- for free.
A 17-year-old woman in Virginia went into her ultrasound appointment hoping to learn the sex of her unborn baby, but was shocked when the technician caught her daughter seemingly staring back at them like a “demon.”
The Trump administration plans to revoke an Obama-era regulation that provided federal protection to many U.S. wetlands and streams.
Virginia is hosting a free fishing weekend to make up for some bad weather in June.
Hurricane Dorian caused a significant oil spill after damaging a storage facility along the eastern shore of Grand Bahama Island.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said Brazil will only accept an offer of international aid to fight Amazon fires if French leader Emmanuel Macron retracts comments that he finds offensive.
A firefighting plane from California made its way to South America on Friday to help local authorities fight the massive wildfires burning up in parts of the Amazon.
G-7 countries on Monday agreed to an immediate $20 million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to protect the world's largest rainforest.
Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth." Here's a look at what's happening:
As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation.
Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.
Air pollution could be causing emphysema, even in people who have never smoked, a study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA found.