Breaking news on climate change, energy and conservation, pollution, and endangered species. Featuring research on sustainability in our environment and the effects of climate change on global warming and the frequency and scale of natural disasters. Our writers Jerry Xia and Chelsey Sanchez produce weekly. Our section editor is Emmanuel Ruiz.
Record-breaking temperatures may have exacerbated a dust storm that ravaged Northern India last Wednesday, killing about 125 people and injuring hundreds more.
Susan Combs, the acting assistant secretary responsible for overseeing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was revealed to have cited the Endangered Species Act to argue against a steel transmission line from being built on her property despite frequently attacking the law during her time as a public official.
A new proposal announced by the E.P.A. last Tuesday would re-standardize the kinds of scientific research the agency can use when developing and issuing environmental policies.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $4.5 million to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN organization that governs the Paris Agreement.
A third of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world, experienced irreversible damage after record-breaking heat waves caused by global warming, according to a study published last Wednesday.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Poland violated European Union regulations regarding logging and environmental protection when the country allowed an increase of logging activities in the Bialowieza Forest.
A United Nations agency set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced from shipping by 50% by 2050, an ambitious initial goal that recognizes the maritime industry’s role in fighting climate change.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt received a Twitter endorsement from President Trump this past Saturday despite an onslaught of allegations of corruption and ethics violation due to his connections with a pair of energy lobbyists.
The study, published in the scientific journal Nature on Wednesday, posits that technology aimed at flood mitigation, power generation, and commercial purposes has deepened the flooding crisis of the Mississippi River, the second largest river in North America that spans over 3,000 kilometers.
The Trump Administration is expected to announce plans to cut back on Obama-era automobile regulations that aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the fuel economy of vehicles.
A new report published in Nature Magazine’s Scientific Report suggests that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, originally studied in 2015, has rapidly increased in size and now consists of up to 16 times the amount of trash compared to previous estimates.
With carbon dioxide emissions steadily declining in the U.K., carbon emission levels in 2017 dipped below emission levels from 1890, according to a recent analysis.
In a new report published in The Cryosphere, scientists at NASA have determined that West Antarctic ice is melting at an accelerated rate by analyzing the continent through advanced satellite images.
A massive new Adelie penguin colony has been discovered off the coast of Antarctica on Danger Islands by a scientist duo. Heather Lynch, professor of ecology at New York’s Stony Brook University and Matthew Schwaller, an employee of NASA, managed to discover the supercolony by using satellite imaging.
Bees face risks from being exposed to pesticides, confirmed a report released by the European Food Safety Authority last Wednesday.
The United Kingdom’s Environment Secretary Michael Gove recently brought up the possibility of outright banning plastic straws as part of a crackdown on plastics production and consumption in order to fight plastics pollution in the world’s oceans.
If selected, Van Der Vaart would become the next leader of the Council of Environmental Quality, an entity of the executive branch that is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act as well as developing national policies that promote environmental wellness.
Beijing’s air quality has improved drastically according to the city’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, which announced in a new report that Beijing’s PM2.5 levels – a measurement of harmful small particles in the air – fell below the national standard for the first time on record.
The death of an imprisoned environmental activist last week prompted questions and demands of an investigation after Iranian officials claimed that he committed suicide.
A study published by Nature Ecology & Evolution warns of the rising threats of a self-cloning and all-female specie of crayfish due to its rapidly expanding population. The marbled crayfish, or the marmorkreb, is threatening local ecosystems across Europe and now various other countries where it was introduced.
To the rest of the world, it will be just another day in May. But to Cape Town, the port city hanging on a peninsula at the bottom of South Africa, May 11th marks Day Zero, the day Capetonians will run out of water.
White House officials have confirmed that the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White as the head of the White House’s Council of Environmental Quality would be withdrawn following controversies over her past comments on climate change and science and lack of support in the Senate.
European Union Environmental Commissioner Karmenu Vella warned several member countries on Tuesday that they will face the European Court of Justice if they do not comply with EU air pollution laws.
The Peruvian Government passed a new law allowing the construction of roads and infrastructure in some of the most pristine and isolated parts of the Amazon Rainforest.
The amount of phosphorus entering global freshwater sources has reached dangerous heights, according to a new study released by the Water Resources Research journal last Wednesday.
Volvo Ocean Race, a worldwide yacht competition held every three years, announced at the Hong Kong Ocean Summit that water samples show four microplastic particles per cubic meter in Antarctic waters.
Deer, specifically the Cervus nipon, are widespread throughout Japan. Often, these animals are a source of train incidents as they are drawn to the railway tracks supposedly due to their attraction to the iron fillings they lick off their surface and ingest in their systems.
Iranian-operated and Panamian-flagged oil tanker Sanchi has sunk off Chinese coast a week after its collision with freight ship CF Crystal. China Central Television reported that Sanchi sunk following a giant explosion that rocked the ship and engulfed it with tall flames.
The U.S. may recommit to the Paris Agreement, the international accord dedicated to reducing global carbon emissions, suggests a remark President Trump made during a press conference on Wednesday.
Efforts to contain a fire aboard an oil tanker in the East China Sea continues as the ship burns for a fourth day following a collision with another cargo ship last Saturday.