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
The UN mercury treaty now bears Minamata’s name. This creates a special obligation to meet the demands of mercury-poisoned victims in the Japanese seaside city
A survey finds little movement—and even some decline—in adopting technologies that can capture the primary greenhouse gas responsible for global warming
Scientists are gaining a more sophisticated understanding of the role of toxins in worldwide bee declines as lab studies of single insects are superseded by research on hives in the field...
Converting from power plants from coal- to wood-fired may not deliver environmental benefits as advertised
Warming is global, but efforts at the local level make the most difference
Stray heat, electromagnetic fields or even mechanical sources can provide power for portable electronics and other devices
A new study suggests that it would take at least 25 years for a significant difference in the rise of average temperatures to be detected after pollution cuts were in place
The intergovernmental science panel faces questions about its future role in addressing climate change
Airplanes may only contribute roughly 2 percent of the greenhouse gases warming the atmosphere. But they are one of the fastest growing sources. David Biello reports