Friday, June 26, 2015
Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heat waves that go beyond global warming, a new U.S. study finds.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as possible.
Taking action against global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions could save thousands of lives and avoid major economic losses before century's end, said a U.S. government report issued Monday.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
"Nobody should sell this wood. It protects the forest. But those who sell it will be hunted by the spirits of the forest," warns Daniel Messa-Abaga, a guardian of Gabon's Kevazingo trees.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warned Friday, and humans could be among the first victims.
Friday, June 19, 2015
The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower and other natural sources, a new study shows.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wild bees provide crop pollination services worth more than US$3,250 (2,880 euros) per hectare per year, a study reported Tuesday.
Human activity is leading to the rapid draining of about one third of the planet's largest underground water reserves and it is unclear how much fluid remains in them, two new studies have found.