And we can't even begin to know how many there are. In a new study, scientists warn that our estimates of global ocean “dead zones” may be woefully low because of misleading biofeedback in the form of
Greenland’s ice sheet is melting much faster than previously thought, threatening hundreds of millions of people with inundation and bringing some of the irreversible impacts of the climate emergency closer.
The children of many of us Gen X-ers have been saying for years that we are going to bequeath a far worse world than the one we were born into. I’ve written before, here, about what a dangerous place leave
A tick-borne virus that is rapidly spreading throughout Asia has such a high death rate it should be treated on a par with diseases such as Ebola, a Japanese virologist has warned. The new virus – severe
These high "water towers" provide a huge percentage of global fresh water, but climate change and geopolitical stresses endanger their existence. High in the Himalaya, near the base of the Gangotri glacier,
In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season. The decision, announced Friday, came as little surprise,
The world’s oceans are gasping for breath, a report issued Saturday at the annual global climate talks in Madrid has concluded. The report represents the combined efforts of 67 scientists from 17 countries
There are dozens of disciplines and subdisciplines within the broad ambit of climate science, studying everything from ancient geology to the spread of disease. But one discipline in particular is exposed
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article omitted part of the name of a research organization in Germany. It is the Potsdam Institute for Climate
(CNN) — A young sperm whale that died after becoming stranded on a Scottish island last week had a ball of debris weighing roughly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) in its stomach, according to an organization
We are in an unprecedented era, at no point in human history has carbon dioxide levels been this high, presenting concerning questions over what lies ahead. This week the World Meteorological Organization
Scientists have claimed in a new study that the fires of Amazon rainforests might increase the rate at which Andean glaciers melt. 2019 saw a record increase in the of occurrence fires in the Amazon -
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article misstated where blue whiting fish are moving. They are moving farther north and west into waters near
The European parliament has declared a global “climate and environmental emergency” as it urged all EU countries to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The vote came as scientists warned
Sea levels rose 10 meters above present levels during Earth’s last warm period 125,000 years ago, according to new research that offers a glimpse of what may happen under our current climate change trajectory.