Climate change, overfishing and pollution would naturally seem harmful for marine life. But one group of animals appears to be thriving: jellyfish. The blob-like creatures reproduce rapidly in higher temperatures and can prosper in waters tainted by human activity, such…
By Vikram Mansharamani
A wildfire rages, displacing tens of thousands. Droughts ravage crops, leaving tens of millions hungry. An African nation sells off some of its famous wildlife. Bleaching harms stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. What's happening? El Niño.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, more than 170 countries signed the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Also, the official death toll from last week’s earthquake in Ecuador climbed again, reaching 587.
By Yoram Bauman
In Washington state, a grassroots campaign to tax carbon emissions has gained steam. But how does a carbon tax work? For that, we turn to cartoons.
By Shannon Hall, Scientific American
Melting ice and shifting rain patterns are causing the north and south poles to drift.
Rising sea levels are more threatening than originally believed, according to a new study on Antarctic glaciers in the journal Nature.
By Vikram Mansharamani
Starting in 2006, Syria suffered its worst drought in 900 years; it ruined farms, forced as many as 1.5 million rural denizens to crowd into cities alongside Iraqi refugees and decimated the country’s livestock. Water became scarce and food expensive. The suffering and…
By Ashley Ahearn, KUOW/EarthFix
Log books from 19th century whaling ships are treasure troves for modern-day climate scientists. They’re mining these old volumes for day-to-day weather and sea-ice reports from the Arctic region.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the newly passed international climate change agreement as a major achievement that could help turn the tide on global warming, but the immediate reaction of leading Republican critics was a…
By Nsikan Akpan, William Brangham and Eric Osman
Only one action could prevent the world from surpassing 2 degrees of global warming, but does this benchmark even matter?…
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