Making sense of one of the thorniest issues of the digital age
Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Wednesday.
By Alister Doyle and Nina Chestney OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) - World governments are likely to recoil from plans for an ambitious 2015 climate change deal at talks next week, concern over economic growth at least partially eclipsing scientists' warnings of rising temperatures and water levels...
The ambitious program to blanket the contiguous 48 states with a movable array will also now reach Alaska
The list includes locations suffering from toxic pollution as a result of everything from e-waste to chemical weapons
New research provides evidence that antibiotic resistance has spread beyond hospitals and farms to wildlife
Children exposed in the womb to two chlorinated chemicals widely found in the environment are more likely to develop asthma by the age of 20, according to new research in Denmark
Police in Tanzania arrested three Chinese nationals and seized hundreds of elephant tusks in the past week in anti-poaching raids in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and the southern town of Mtwara...
The gap between what has been emitted and what can be emitted to give global warming a chance of remaining under 2 degrees C widens by another gigaton of CO2
Researchers believe at least six key things have to go wrong for most tumors to develop
The dangerous psychology of texting while driving
China's capital, Beijing, infamous for its thick smog and heavy traffic, will slash the city's new car sales quotas by almost 40 percent next year, as it looks to curb vehicle emissions and hazardous levels of pollution, the city government website said...
China will be "flexible" in U.N. talks for a new global climate change deal, but the key to progress is getting rich nations to keep pledges to fund mitigation steps by poorer countries, the country's top climate change official said on Tuesday...
Scientists are struggling to find the trigger for a disease that appears to be ravaging starfish in record numbers along the U.S.
A group of e-mail users have filed suit claiming that Google's scans of Gmails for commercial data gathering purposes is in fact wiretapping. Larry Greenemeier reports.
At a symposium on the danger of asteroid impacts, Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart said it's time for the planet to develop a strategy should a big rock come our way. Clara Moskowitz reports...
A new global agreement is supposed to be signed in Paris in 2015 but, in order for that to happen, much work remains to be done
Researchers have uncovered processes that make cancer even more complicated than they thought it was
The message from Beijing could not be clearer: China needs to shift to a more balanced economy that is socially and environmentally sustainable.
(Release at 2301 GMT, Sunday Nov 3) Simple measures to reduce pollution from cooking stoves in developing nations could save a million lives a year and help slow global warming, a World Bank study showed on Monday...