From the agencies to Antarctica, work picked up anew
Scientists say they are moving closer to developing more effective early warning systems for future storms. Engineers at the University of Florida are building small autonomous vehicles that fly into and under hurricanes to provide real time data...
The jury is still out as to whether the growth of human population is a positive factor or a dominant ill that could spell environmental and social catastrophe
By Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and is being officially classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization's cancer agency said on Thursday...
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The Philippines started to clear roads blocked by debris on Thursday as it reckoned up the cost of this week's powerful earthquake, with the death toll rising to at least 158.
Lawmakers on the tropical island of Kauai, Hawaii, on Wednesday approved a hotly contested measure aimed at reining in widespread pesticide use by companies testing new genetically modified crops on the island...
A typhoon killed 17 people in Japan on Wednesday, most on an offshore island, but largely spared the capital and caused no new disaster as it brushed by the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station, the plant's operator said...
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The storm was just so sudden, South Dakota cattle rancher Kathy Jobgen remembers. A freezing rain, followed by an avalanche of four feet of snow and winds of 70 miles an hour, hit thousands of cattle still grazing on "summer pastures" at a time when the animals had not yet grown their protective winter coats and were ill prepared for the harsh conditions...
The Antarctic ozone hole's effects may have spread much wider than thought
China said on Monday it would give rewards amounting to 5 billion yuan ($816.91 million) for curbing air pollution in six regions where the problem is serious, underscoring government concern about a source of public anger...
Game theory suggests that punishment for pollution has to come at the local level. David Biello reports
Diverting just a portion of the world's food waste to waste-to-energy systems could free up large amounts of landfill space while powering vehicles and heating homes
Many businesses, nonprofits and governmental organizations offer environmental internships ranging from office to outdoor work
Researchers are barred from Antarctica at present, with a potentially big impact on Antarctic monitoring
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is honored "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons"
In Tanzania more frequent droughts and changing rainfall patterns are forcing subsistence farmers to adapt
In a shareable world, things like car sharing, clothing swaps, childcare co-ops, potlucks and co-housing make life more fun, green and affordable
The Minamata Convention, a United Nations pact launched Thursday, is designed to limit mercury use and emissions internationally