Walking around Copenhagen right now, you might be surprised to see very tall public benches adorning the streets. And what makes it even more peculiar is that a TV channel has installed them - but not for filming.
A record-breaking heat wave is sweeping South Asia, threatening hundreds of millions of people with deadly temperatures well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Businesses shape how we talk about climate change, and sometimes this can stop us from paying attention to their actions.
Families in Peru's Amazonas region are at risk of being displaced for a third time in six months as climate change intensifies the impact of disasters, leaving children without quality education or security about their future, Save the Children said.
Worsening wildfires in recent years have led officials to embrace planned fires to thin forests before disaster strikes. But the warming world is making it tougher to do safely.
Mammals forced to move to cooler climes amid global warming are “already” spreading their viruses further – with “undoubtable” impacts for human health, a new study says.
"In some parts of this wood, egg-laying has shifted by three weeks," explains Dr Ella Cole of Oxford University. The softly-spoken, seasoned ornithologist is showing me around a very special field site - Wytham Woods in Oxfordshire; one of the most studied woodlands in the world.
There’s a lot to consider when looking to buy a house. From schools to healthcare and crime rates, it's a long list with one more factor rapidly moving to the top: the impact of climate change.
In September of 2019, roughly a dozen workers in Oslo, Norway, broke ground on the world’s first zero-emission construction site. They were widening a busy street into a pedestrian zone, using powerful machinery to break and lift slabs of asphalt.
The UK government has introduced a new sustainability and climate change strategy for schools. However, our research shows that it does not go far enough to meet what young people and teachers want.
Climate change affects timings, frequency, and intensity of frost events in northern ecosystems. However, our understanding of the impacts that frost will have on growth and survival of plants is still limited.
The Indian subcontinent is currently at the tail end of a prolonged heat wave that lasted nearly six weeks, resulting in the warmest March and April on record for the region. During this time, Indian cities saw temperatures soar to over 45°C, while places in Pakistan went upwards of 47°C.
A brief global warming that occurred about 300 million years ago caused a significant drop in marine biodiversity, according to a study published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
There has hardly been a drop of rain in Hargududo in 18 months. Dried-up carcasses of goats, cows and donkeys litter the ground near the modest thatched huts in this small village in the Somali region of southeastern Ethiopia.
Farmers in Mogadishu have switched to greenhouse technologies to boost sustainable food production, reduce water consumption and protect their crops from drought.
The smoke emerges, like a white veil draped across the sky, on the drive up from Albuquerque to this picturesque city of 84,000. Historically, New Mexico’s wildfire season begins in May or June, but this year, wildfires sprung up in the drought-parched New Mexican desert in April.
This time, climate “change” is not a lie The climate changes all the time. Climate change is real. Climate change is natural. Climate change is inevitable.
What will happen in the near future as global warming continues? What environmental conditions will life on Earth most likely confront?
April is Earth Month and in the South Okanagan, a non-profit land conservation organization wants to highlight the importance of protecting the biodiversity that is spread throughout the valley.
People who have come of age in recent decades — millennials and members of Generation Z — have been exposed to a steady stream of alarming news about climate change and ecological destruction
The Mediterranean region is warming 20% faster than the world as a whole, raising concerns about the impacts that climate change and other environmental upheaval will have on ecosystems, agriculture and the region’s 542 million people.
With national borders created for geopolitical rather than ecological reasons, it’s unsurprising that the ranges of more than half of all terrestrial mammals, birds and amphibians cross at least one border.
Climate change is contributing to rising losses from natural disasters, including increased damage to physical assets and disruption to business operations.
Tree cover losses in northern regions of the world were the highest on record in 2021, according to new analysis from Global Forest Watch.
There is something unprecedented and important in the recent Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): degrowth. Two of the IPCC’s working groups — those focused on climate change impacts and on mitigation — use the economic term to discuss policies that ar ...
The old cliche is more accurate than ever before: When it rains, it pours. According to an analysis of hourly rainfall data released Wednesday by the nonprofit science and media organization Climate Central, the U.S. has seen widespread increases in rainfall intensity since the 1970s.
New York City’s famous Central Park was first created in 1858 and is NYC’s “green lungs.” Now, scientists are using Central Park to study climate change to help parks all around the nation become more resilient.
As climate change increasingly disrupts complicated earth systems in unprecedented ways, one company hopes to use high-resolution satellite imaging to better understand how the planet is changing.
Climate change could see 4% of global annual economic output lost by 2050 and hit many poorer parts of the world disproportionately hard, a new study of 135 countries has estimated.
Picking wild morel mushrooms brought big money to mountain villages in the Indian Himalayas. But higher spring temperatures and low rainfall may mean an end to the lucrative harvest.
Vancouver seafood lovers may notice more squid and less sockeye salmon on local menus in the near future because of climate change.
The federal budget allocated a lot of money to trying to tackle the causes of climate change, but it glaringly missed the opportunity to support research that would help address the impacts of climate change on human health.
As the world warms, many animals are getting smaller. For birds, new research shows what they have upstairs may just make a different in how much smaller they get.
When the 2015 Paris Agreement set a long-term goal of keeping global warming "well below 2 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels" to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, it did not specify how its nearly 200 signatory nations could collectively achieve that goal.
Last month, former carbon market watchdog Andrew MacIntosh blew the whistle on Australia's carbon offset market. He described the scheme as a "rort" with up to 80% of carbon offsets "markedly low in integrity."
Board directors and chairpersons are accustomed to navigating a changing and challenging landscape; from the global pandemic to geopolitics, from humanitarian crises to the climate crisis, and from the rise of tech to the Great Resignation,
The 2021 vintage underscored the many challenges that southern French producers are facing amidst climatic extremes and rising temperatures. How will it impact their rosés?
Climate change models created by Climate Central, an independent organization of top scientists and journalists, show the devastation that rising sea levels could cause on coastal cities, including those in Greece, such as Piraeus and Thessaloniki.
The recent IPCC report is clear: To the extent that the world cannot avoid climate change by reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, humanity must learn to live in a warmer climate, a process often referred to as adaptation.
While we cope with the immediate crises of Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine, rising inflation, and political turmoil, we’ve been reminded recently of a pervasive, lurking problem: climate change.
The world is buzzing with climate change solutions these days: Maybe we can plant a trillion trees to save ecosystems and scrub greenhouse gases out of the air in one fell swoop!
Devastating floods in South Africa this week, as well as other extreme weather events across the continent linked to human-caused climate change, are putting marine and terrestrial wildlife species at risk, according to biodiversity experts.
The insects that keep the world running by pollinating plants and supporting food chains face grave risks, a new study has found. The combination of climate change and heavy agriculture is having a profound impact on the abundance and diversity of insects, according to a study published Wednesda ...
Climate changes. It has done so, often dramatically, over the course of Earth's geologic timescales, measured in hundreds of thousands and millions of years. Some of these changes might have caused a phenomenon called snowball Earth, a period in which the entire planet froze over.
Nature-based initiatives, such as planting mangroves and revitalizing wetlands, have proven effective in making communities more resilient to climate change. But international funding has shortchanged such solutions in favor of more costly and less efficient engineering projects.
As the climate hots up, so too does the pressure on us to do something about it. According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, we have just 32 months – less than three years – to get our act together. Before 2025, greenhouse gas emissions must peak.
A long time ago in the Milky Way galaxy on a planet named Earth the trees died. It only happened once in the planet’s history. It was during the Permian-Triassic 252 million years ago.
The COVID pandemic has rightly received most of the blame for global supply chain upheavals in the last two years. But the less publicized threat to supply chains from climate change poses a far more serious threat and is already being felt, scholars and experts say.
If humans do not take drastic action to reduce emissions and slow climate change, almost all of the Earth’s coral reefs will be dead in 30 years, according to a new report that outlines ways we can pinpoint which reefs to protect now.
Ancient humans likely evolved in response to climate shifts by settling and adapting to newer habitats, according to a new study.