Africa is bigger than China, India, the contiguous U.S. and most of Europe—combined!
A new study contradicts the notion that higher temperatures will enhance plant growth
Multiple glaciers, previously frozen solid, are adding vast quantities of water to the ocean
Want a visceral sense of how much temperatures around the Northern Hemisphere are deviating from average? Well, have a listen. University of Minnesota geography student and super cello player Daniel Crawford has composed a two-and-a-half minute piece for string quartet that let’s you hear the temperature change from 1880 to 2014...
To meet demand for food, fuel and wood, countries are snapping up property beyond their borders
One little boy exemplifies the good-works nature of Earth Day
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Islands and shorelines remain spoiled, waiting for cleanup money
Send us photos, videos and stories illustrating how your shores and communities are rebounding—or not—from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
The moon, sun and some shenanigans between them brought a 14-meter tide to the coast of France
What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted?
Human-induced drying in many societies can push tensions over a threshold that provokes violent conflict
Let's be clear: The planet is still getting hotter. The so-called pause, or hiatus, in global warming means the rate of temperature rise has slowed.
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A new, national survey released by the University of Michigan has found that 50 percent of parents who have teenage children would support later start times for high school.
The Southwest and central Great Plains will dry out even more than previously thought
Outbreaks have been numerous and unpredictable
Farmers testify that certain crop diseases like wheat rust seem to spread much farther and faster after a rainstorm. Researchers had various ideas on why this might be the case.
Five years go an impressive, international group of scientists unveiled nine biological and environmental "boundaries" that humankind should not cross in order to keep the earth a livable place...
Scientists and the public differ in the research they find most interesting