At least 70 percent more calories would be available if farmers shifted from growing crops for feed and fuels to food production
A wildfire raged out of control in the high desert east of Los Angeles on Wednesday, injuring two firefighters and one civilian and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents of three small communities...
Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tons a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up...
A polar bear at the Oregon Zoo is the newest member of a research team attempting to learn more about how bears in the wild are coping with habitat loss due to climate change.
China has approved its first major shipment of genetically modified Argentine corn, Buenos Aires officials said on Tuesday, signaling an increase in competition for a market long dominated by U.S...
A new study reveals that Utah's lax laws have led to large leaks of natural gas
Fear of tiger sharks, for instance, helps protect seagrass from being over-grazed, which in turns pulls CO 2 out of the atmosphere and provides a habitat for fish and shellfish...
Recreational divers can help marine researchers log, count and identify the sharks they see during their dives
Despite slower temperature shifts in ocean waters, ocean life from plankton to fish have begun moving in response to global warming
Faux filets anyone? A researcher serves up hamburger patty created from stem cells, but supermarket sales are still a long way off
From disease to weather patterns, the meltdown of Arctic sea ice—close to record levels again this year—is changing the globe
Oceanographer and spacewalker Kathryn Sullivan will head up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, where she has been acting chief since March
Simple, paper color-change tests are being developed for environmental pollutants and a variety of health markers. Cynthia Graber reports
Farming is one of the few human activities that can pull CO2 from the atmosphere and store it safely
Heat waves in cities interact synergistically with the urban heat island effect to raise temperatures more than would be expected from a simple summation calculation. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Planting the shrub jatropha in arid regions worldwide could sequester enough carbon to offset the annual CO2 pollution of China, the E.U. and the U.S. combined. David Biello reports
Climate change is occurring 10 to 100 times faster than in the past and ecosystems will find it hard to adjust
The reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone National Park had an unanticipated, positive effect on the bear population by making more berries available. Sophie Bushwick reports
Temperature and rainfall extremes linked to more frequent feuds and wars
Carcasses of bottlenose dolphins are washing up on U.S. East Coast beaches from New Jersey to Virginia at a higher than normal pace, with more than 120 dead animals discovered since June, local and federal officials said on Thursday...