Across the world, scientists are trying to determine where seasons are shifting. Spring arriving earlier, winter arriving later — it's happening in many countries. Now, the question is, what will be the consequences of that change.
Eleven African countries are working to build a green wall of trees on the southern border of the Sahara. Their goal is to fight desertification in the Sahel region.
On Svalbard, in Norway, the farthest north inhabited place on Earth, scientists are at the center of research on climate change. It's also become a magnet for politicians, stars and even royalty who are looking to stake a claim as environmentalists.
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., heard two days of oral arguments in a case pitting coal, oil and steel industry groups against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The coalition that took the EPA to court claims Clean Air Act regulations are unfounded and burdensome for businesses.
Scientists at Columbia University have concluded that the Earth's oceans are becoming more acidic at an unprecedented rate — increasing more quickly than in the Earth's history, based on a review of oceanic fossils. It could bring disaster for marine life.
South Korea a few times a year will be wracked with terrible dust storms carried on the jet stream from Mongolia's Gobi Desert. The yellow, talc-like sand is born up by winds and then carried for miles until it causes asthma attacks in Seoul. But Koreans are hoping newly planted trees will help put an end to that.
Climate change has glaciers retreating at the fastest pace science has seen but some enterprising criminals are trying to give it a shove. A group of thieves in Chile tried to steal 11 tons of glacial ice from a national monument. They were caught, but they're just the latest practitioners of an older-than-you-might-think industry.
Back in 2008, climate change was an issue Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barack Obama mostly agreed on. It was real and needed to be dealt with. Today, it's an issue that Obama and his Republican challengers agree shouldn't be talked about. Thus are the politics of climate change in a time of economic stagnation.
In a Texas town of 1,100 people, the well has run dry. Now all the water needed for drinking, washing and bathing must be trucked in from other areas. But a new report has discovered that up until just weeks before the well went dry, the local water provider was selling off water up until the last weeks before the well ran out.
A Drexel University professor is trying to reduce the environmental impact of cement — one of the most ubiquitous materials on earth. So far, he's had success in all of the areas that matter.