Norway's musk oxen are doing well today, but just a few years ago, when temperatures reached record highs, they died in unprecedented numbers. Now scientists say that may have been a warning of what is to come if the Earth's temperature continues to rise.
As the rain and water in Mozambique becomes less predictable and less suited to subsistence farming, aid groups and the local government are trying to help some change the way they farm so they're not so paralyzed by a flood or a drought. But there's a lot of work to do.
About two years ago, the Maldives announced the nation would be carbon-neutral by 2020. That's a tall order for a country that spends 15 percent of GDP on diesel fuel, but work is progressing toward that goal.
Public school districts struggling with whether to teach ethnic studies, or climate change, or even evolution, are just enacting the latest act of long American drama. History, as presented in American classrooms, isn't always the final word on what happened.
The Pineapple Express jet stream from Alaska is meeting up with a Siberian cold air mass over Alaska and it's dropping foot after foot of snow on top of many Alaskan communities.
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, an Iranian nuclear scientist, was assassinated in Iran on Wednesday, the latest sign of a covert campaign to subvert Iran's nuclear ambitions. Meanwhile, the Doomsday Clock has moved a minute closer to midnight.
With rising temperatures, more precipitation and more fierce storms, civilization will have to change how it works. It'll be catching up with the animals, which are already making changes.
The Peary caribou and the dolphin union caribous live in the shadow of the North Pole. Changing global climates have the diminutive reindeer on the verge of extinction.
As the global climate changes, one of the clearest manifestations of the change is in the disappearance or shrinking of the glaciers in the Himalayan mountain range. These glaciers provide fresh water to 40 percent of the Earth's population and their disappearance could be devastating.
There was little hope that there would be an agreement coming out of the Durban Climate Summit last week, but China and the United States agreed to a deal to create a legally binding document to replace the Kyoto Treaty and regulate their carbon emissions.