Centuries ago, Easter Island’s civilization collapsed, but the statues left behind here are a reminder of how powerful it must have been. And now, many of the remains of that civilization may be erased, the United Nations warns, by the rising ...
Has the Paris Agreement lived up to expectations? Experts say countries have fallen very short of expectations just 2 years into the agreement.
Projections for 2050 show that the climate may be too warm in many cities considered for the Winter Olympic Games, posing a challenge for organizers and athletes alike.
But will it work? The New Yorker explores innovative ideas for removing carbon from the atmosphere - as threats becoming more dire. But carbon removal is a risky business.
In New Orleans, one architect has adopted Dutch building models to create flexible, floating homes that safeguard residents from future floods. Would this work where you live?
FEMA is remapping flood zones after this past season of horrific hurricanes. In Canarsie, Brooklyn, just 26 buildings were in the 1983 FEMA flood zone; under the revised maps, that would have skyrocketed to 5,000 buildings.
"Globally, fires play an important role in climate change, as they emit both aerosols and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at accelerated rates. Though fire is crucial for the renewal of many ecosystems, it can be extremely devastating for ...
The U.S. government has released an authoritative assessment of climate science in the U.S., examining how we got to be living in the warmest time modern civilization has ever experienced.
Climate change is threatening one of the world's most beloved beverages: coffee. Rising temperatures could dry out crops, and create an environment ripe for new crop-killing diseases to spread. The effects could be devastating.
The city plans to install solar power at 14 affordable housing developments throughout the five boroughs, powering up to 6,600 households by 2025 at a low-cost and generating local jobs within the solar energy field.