Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north.
Rising temperatures could make some species sterile and see them succumb to the effects of climate change earlier than currently thought, scientists at the University of Liverpool warn.
When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll.
While most developed countries have reduced the construction of large dams for the production of electricity in recent decades, developing countries, including Brazil, have embarked on even more massive hydropower developments.
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics ...
Extreme heat affects the mental health of Australians to the same degree as unemployment, yet Australia's policy action on climate change lags behind other high-income countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom.
Since the 1990s, scientists and policymakers have proposed limiting Earth's average global surface temperature to 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, thereby averting the most serious effects of global warming, such ...
New research suggests that U.S. climate change, and the unpredictable temperature swings it can bring, may boost death rates in seniors.
In a recent study, University of Montana and Montana Climate Office researcher Jared Oyler found that while the western U.S. has warmed, recently observed warming in the mountains of the western U.S. likely is not as large ...
The ocean is undergoing global changes at a remarkable pace and we must change with it to attain our best possible future ocean, warns the head of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.