The irony of the Amazon, often known as the lungs of the world, being choked by smoke from diesel-powered generators may soon be at an end, as Brazil plans to develop the use of renewable energy in the region.
Fossils from around 56 million years ago warn of the dwarfing effect that dramatic global warming can have on mammal species.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Maldives have been dangerously weakened by coral bleaching caused by global warming and El Niño events.
A key question amid the consternation over the current state of Australia’s east coast energy market has been how much renewable energy capacity to build, and how fast.
Campaigners are calling for European banks to pull the plug on the controversial Southern Gas Corridor project due to Azerbaijan’s human rights record.
More than 50 million years ago, when Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals responded by shrinking in size.
Research shows that polar warming could explain the episode of severe winter air pollution Beijing experienced in 2013, and says China has more to come.
Donald Trump’s proposed budget for next year would devastate science
Field experiment on a special area of US grassland shows how climate change could disrupt the delicate life cycle of ecosystems.
By 2100 much of Europe faces severe coastal flooding and sea level rise averaging over 50 centimetres, even with stringent greenhouse gas cuts, scientists say.
Climate change and a $10bn-dollar development scheme in the Maldives pose double danger for the Indian Ocean tourist paradise,
Research into natural causes of summer loss of Arctic sea ice reveals human responsibility for drastic changes to the region’s ecology.
A dangerous mix of human-caused devastation and cyclic drought could start a vicious circle of forest dieback in the Amazon.
A new scheme that pumps filtered air into homes aims to improve life for people in urban China and reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide.
US-based research has found that even a modest switch to a more vegetable-based diet could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Researchers say improved education levels of future populations are a key factor in predicting climate change impacts on humans.
Europe can expect mounting coastal climate damage during this century, scientists say, with similar problems affecting the rest of the world as well.
New analysis of how some of the severest droughts can travel thousands of kilometres could help save many lives in future.
Destruction of the Guiana Shield’s tropical rainforest in South America is linked to increased gold mining as the precious metal’s price rises.
Drought and unsustainable practices are placing forests at risk, yet they are crucial to the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions that fuel global warming.