September 26, 2014 1:31 pm
The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will become the largest network of oceanic protected areas in the world. The memorandum bans commercial fishing, deep-sea mining and other extraction of underwater resources in the area.
September 26, 2014 1:29 pm
The next time you reach for a glass of water you might want to think about its primordial origins. A new study suggests that upwards of 50% of the Earth’s water may be older thank the solar system itself.
September 9, 2014 5:46 pm
Data suggest natural “carbon sinks” may be nearing exhaustion, say some scientists, although others disagree.
August 20, 2014 4:24 pm
From the Galapagos Islands to Australia’s Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary “Mission Blue” navigates the journey of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe to save the planet’s threatened seas.
July 3, 2014 1:53 pm
A large percent of the country’s national parks have recently experienced extreme heat, precipitation or drought, which could hurt plant and animal species
June 3, 2014 3:55 pm
One day after the United States said it would slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% below 2005 levels, China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said it would set an absolute cap on its emissions by 2016.
May 27, 2014 2:36 pm
An environmental advocacy group backed by hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer is set to unleash a seven-state, $100 million offensive against Republican “science deniers” this year, a no-holds-barred campaign-style push from the green billionaire that could help decide which party controls the Senate and key statehouses come November.
May 14, 2014 5:23 pm
Hurricanes and typhoons are migrating from the tropics toward the North and South poles, a new study finds.
May 13, 2014 3:06 pm
Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on Monday.
May 7, 2014 5:59 pm
An effort by the World Health Organization to measure pollution in cities around the world has found New Delhi admits to having the dirtiest air, while Beijing’s measurements, like its skies, are far from clear.