Iceland is — geologically speaking — a crazy place. The local language, for instance, includes a specific word to describe the phenomenon for a volcano detonating beneath a glacier and triggering a flash flood. And now climate change may be setting a new geological domino effect in motion, by melting some of those glaciers and increasing the chances of an eruption.
The US and the rest of the world failed to forge an ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis six years ago in Copenhagen. Since then the crisis has only gotten worse, but going into the next global climate summit in Paris, President Obama's top science adviser John Holdren is hopeful that world leaders are finally ready to step up to the challenge of avoiding catastrophic climate change.
Happy Diwali! Indians clean out their homes to celebrate the holiday. But Diwali marks a day that is much higher in pollution than most others in India.
On Thursday, word came that ExxonMobil is being investigated for possibly misleading shareholders on the risks climate change poses to its business. On Friday, President Obama killed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to the US from Canada, citing the threat of climate change from burning fossil fuels. The oil business has seen worse weeks, but perhaps not many.
The Marshall Islands are imperiled by climate change. And it's not some theoretical future problem. It's a now problem.
It's always been hot in the Persian Gulf region. But a new report finds that without action to limit climate change, the combination of rising temperatures and humidity will often push much of the region beyond the limits of human adaptability.
The illegal charcoal trade is a big contributor to deforestation in countries like Tanzania. After trying and failing once to curb the business, the country is now trying a new approach. The World's Sam Eaton has the story.
When the rains come to Bangalore, India, residents have to navigate a bizarre urban hazard — a lake that froths up and fills the city with a toxic and sometimes flammable foam.
Coral reefs support a quarter of the life in the sea and the livelihoods of half a billion people. But they're facing a serious threat from rising ocean temperatures.
Researchers believe that artificial photosynthesis that sucks excess CO2 out of the air could one day help fight climate change. But capturing the gas is only half the challenge. The other half is what to do with it once you've got it. Lauren Sommer reports on a potentially breakthrough technology that uses artificial photsynthesis to turn CO2 from the air into industrial chemicals and natural gas.