Two years ago, Lisa Charles and her family moved from their lifelong home in the town of Newtok, Alaska, to Mertarvik, a 30-minute trip by boat or snow machine depending on the season.
Intense heat and high humidity could pose a serious risk to athletes at this year's Tokyo Olympics, according to a new report.The report, published Wednesday by the British Association for Sustainable Sport, details the concerns of leading athletes and scientists about the health impacts of soar ...
Despite the devastating impact the emerald ashborer beetle has had on forests in the eastern and midwestern parts of the U.S., climate change will have a much larger and widespread impact on these landscapes through the end of the century, according to researchers.
Fish could be left gasping for air as oxygen levels plunge in the world's freshwater lakes due to climate change, a new study suggests.
Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders, who are meeting in the UK laterThe economies of the G7 nations could lose an average of 8.5% per year by 2050, equivalent to $4.8tn (£3.4tn), if leaders do not take more ambitious action to tackle climate change, a research group has warned.
Maine's beloved wild blueberry fields are home to one of the most important fruit crops in New England, and scientists have found they are warming at a faster rate than the rest of the state.
The Indian monsoon is likely to get much more dangerous and wetter as global warming alters the system, new research says. India has witnessed a change in monsoon pattern over the years as climate disruptions take a toll on the system in the subcontinent.
In a paper published in ScienceBrief Review,researchers analysed over 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers and found that extreme rainfall has increased the chance of floods occurring and their magnitude.
Patrick and Sara McGuire have been growing apples since they were married 25 years ago. Their 150 acres in Ellsworth, dubbed Royal Farms—are a mix of sweet apples and the bitter varieties suited for making hard cider.
Atop the French Alps, thousands of feet above sea level, the normally white snow sometimes appears stained with blotches of dark red blood, some of which extend for miles.
The Earth’s surface is splotched with 117 million lakes. Some are scarcely more than ponds, while others are so big they can be seen from space. At 395 miles long, 49 miles wide and just over 1 mile deep, Lake Baikal in Siberia is one of the world’s largest and it’s home to 2,500 species, includ ...
The climate is changing at an unprecedented pace. Sudden-onset events such as cyclones, floods, droughts and wildfires are occurring with increased intensity and frequency, threatening assets and increasing the vulnerability of people globally.
The climate is warming too fast for some trees to catch up. Planting seeds from warmer regions can bolster future forests, but that requires a significant shift in forestry practice.
Warming resulting from human activities accounts for a high percentage of heat-related deaths, especially in southern Asia and South America.
A steady drumbeat of new research on climate change is making clear that while the worst consequences of rising global temperatures may still be years away, the crisis caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions has already begun.
Rome – Due to the impact of climate change, plant pests that ravage economically important crops are becoming more destructive and posing an increasing threat to food security and the environment, finds a scientific review released on Tuesday.
When we talk about solutions to the current climate and global environmental crisis, one vital component is often overlooked: soils.
Due to the impact of climate change, plant pests that ravage economically important crops are becoming more destructive and posing an increasing threat to food security and the environment, finds a scientific review released on Tuesday.
With the climate negotiations getting more and more intense in the light of ensuring meaningful achievements in the upcoming COP- 26 summit in Edinburgh, an event that is key to move forward the pathway towards a net zero future started in Paris, this year World Environment Day on June 5 assumes ...
Corals will bleach, penguins will lose their Antarctic ice floes, puffins around the UK coast will be unable to feed their young, and the black-headed squirrel monkey of the Amazon could be wiped out if the world fails to limit global heating to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.
For most of David Attenborough’s 70-odd years on television, the question of life and death has been framed in terms of predator versus prey. It is only relatively recently that his documentaries have started to address the danger of the climate crisis confronting us all.
Over the past few years, the term "climate risk" has risen to the fore, taking up residency inside the world's biggest banks and investors. Today, it is part of many companies’ toolkit as they seek to understand the impacts of climate change on their business and society.
On May 27, the World Meteorological Organization released its decadal survey, which included dire predictions: there is a 90 percent chance that one of the next five years will be the hottest on record, and a 40 percent chance that we will experience a year with a global average temperature 2.7 ...
The Western U.S. appears headed for another dangerous fire season, and a new study shows that even high mountain areas once considered too wet to burn are at increasing risk as the climate warms.
Reservoirs in the Brecon Beacons are increasingly being polluted by landslides that have been described as a "dramatic" warning of climate change.
It’s crunch time for parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as parties get together for the first time since the last climate conference (the Conference of the Parties, or COP25) in Madrid, Spain, in 2019.
What is Arctic amplification? Do we know what is causing this phenomenon? What effects is it having, both in the region and for the world? Is Antarctica experiencing the same thing?
Worldwide, communities on the frontlines of climate change are facing increasing loss and damage because of droughts, floods, and devastating storms.
I grew up with typhoons at my doorstep. The water would flood inside our house in Las Piñas in the Philippines, cutting our electricity. The older I grew, the worse they became, as the world’s temperature rose, disrupting our weather system.
Humanity faces a herculean task to reverse climate change and protect the natural world that supports us. We must retool human society to live in harmony with nature – all while leaving space for people in developing nations to prosper and grow.
Australian biologist Sacha Dench has been nicknamed “the Human Swan”, in recognition of her record-breaking, 7,000 kilometre, paramotor (motorized paraglider) flight, tracking Bewick swans across 11 countries, from Arctic Russian to the UK. Ahead of International Day for Biological Diversity, Ms ...
An influential group of UK investors are urging G7 leaders to follow the UK’s lead by forcing firms to come clean about their exposure to climate risks.
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped last year to levels not seen in more than 30 years due mostly to the coronavirus pandemic that put a handbrake on fossil fuel burning in the transport sector and slowed economic activity.
The UN climate summit (COP25) in Madrid ended on the 15th of December, 2019. At that time nobody knew it would be almost one and a half years until negotiations would continue. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only challenged people and communities around the world, it has also hindered im ...
West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and no vaccine. Most people have no symptoms at all, but it can cause serious neurological diseases.
The planet is headed towards a "watershed" global warming increase of 1.5° C in the next five years, a new United Nations report warns. There is now a 40 percent chance of hitting the "watershed" mark and the odds increase in time, said the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN weather ...
A team from Cornell University recently launched a new website, Our Changing Menu, that helps to illustrate the impacts of the climate crisis on food. The website details how climate change is altering the growing cycles, production, and availability of popular foods, with the aim of motivating ...
That amounts to about 9,700 people a year from 732 cities in study; more expected worldwide. More than one-third of the world's heat deaths each year are due directly to global warming, according to the latest study to calculate the human cost of climate change.
We will likely surpass the world’s hottest year on record within the next few years, trajecting dangerously closer to the lower target of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Wildfires in the western United States are increasingly happening at high elevations, in mountainous areas that were previously too wet to burn, according to a new study.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Small island developing states (SIDS) like those in the Caribbean have the capacity to find solutions and rebound from the effects of climate change through resilience building, says Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey.
Mali is characterised by short-term climate variability, and is vulnerable to long-term climate change due to high exposure to the adverse effects of climate change, but also high population growth, diminished resilience and multiple violent conflicts.
The Morrison government is under increasing pressure to act on the climate crisis, with a new poll showing seven in 10 Australians want the Coalition to lock in stronger commitments in the lead-up to this year’s Glasgow summit.
Global warming, climate change, climate crisis, climate breakdown, and climate emergency are all terms which describe a major threat to life as we know it on our planet, but what are people talking about when they use these terms?
European Union leaders on Tuesday shelved an attempt to direct how the bloc will set new national targets for emissions cuts, weeks before Brussels is due to propose a huge package of tougher climate change policies.
When seen from above, it looks like a brush of beige swirled across the dark blue waters of the Sea of Marmara. Up close, it resembles a creamy, gelatinous blanket of quicksand. Now scientists are warning that the substance, known as sea snot, is on the rise as a result of global heating.
A drastic drop in caribou and shorebird populations is a reflection of the dire changes unfolding on the Arctic tundra, according to a new report from the Arctic Council.
Three-fifths of the measures required to get to "net zero" emissions will require at least some degree of behavioral and social change, according to the UK government's climate advisers, the Committee on Climate Change.
The coronavirus pandemic, escalating attacks on people of color, and rising activism against racism and income inequality heightened the focus on ESG issues by corporations, investors and other stakeholders in 2020
At his recent World Leaders Climate Summit, President Biden repeated his claim that climate change presents an "existential threat."