April 23, 2013 1:13 pm
After two decades of tracking down the world’s oldest trees, a group has announced that it plans to plant the clones of these trees in a bid to help restore ancient forests and fight climate change.
April 19, 2013 2:14 pm
A deadline for the removal of illegal settlers from the lands of a threatened tribe in Brazil has passed without action, according to a British-based advocacy group.
April 10, 2013 12:56 pm
Global warming will make it difficult to raise grapes in traditional wine country, but will shift production to other regions.
April 8, 2013 3:09 pm
Flights across the North Atlantic could get a lot bumpier in the future if the climate changes as scientists expect.
April 2, 2013 2:51 pm
In his inaugural and State of the Union addresses, President Obama spoke of the need to deal with climate change in his second term, but the American public routinely ranks dealing with global warming low on its list of priorities for the president and Congress.
March 22, 2013 4:59 pm
It’s long been suspected, but a new European survey confirms it: Children living near areas of heavy traffic are more at risk of asthma.
February 21, 2013 4:03 pm
Any widespread thaw in Siberia’s permanently frozen ground could have severe consequences for climate change. Widespread melting could eventually trigger the release of hundreds of gigatonnes of carbon dioxide and methane, which would have a massive warming effect.
January 22, 2013 1:57 pm
A compound found in anti-bacterial soaps, cosmetics, toothpastes and other products is increasing in Minnesota lakes and rivers, according to research by the University of Minnesota.
January 17, 2013 11:30 am
You could call them early bloomers: In 2010 and 2012, plants in the eastern U.S. produced flowers earlier than at any point in recorded history, a new study says.
January 14, 2013 3:33 pm
The worst air pollution in Beijing in recent memory has prompted an unprecedented outpouring of candor and criticism from state-run media, an implicit acknowledgment by the government that the problem has reached crisis levels and threatens a political backlash.