A global weather phenomenon that would typically keep ocean temperatures lower across the Great Barrier Reef may not be enough to stop another mass coral bleaching this coming summer, according to the marine park's chief scientist.
The Trump administration has denied a key permit or a massive gold and copper mine in Alaska striking a devastating blow to a project opposed by an unusual coalition that includes the president's son as well as conservationists and Alaska Natives.
The immense project would have been one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines, but regulators found it “contrary to the public interest” due to environmental risks in the pristine Alaskan tundra.
A plan to double production at one of the world's northernmost mines involves building a railway through barren-ground caribou habitat — the impacts of which aren't adequately known, says local leader.
Bees are critical to the survival of myriad ecosystems around the world, and their pollination is worth billions of dollars every year in the U.S. and abroad. Their populations have been declining for decades due to climate change and habitat loss, posing a threat to global food security.
Humans are driving large shifts in fire activity around the world. Now, scientists have found that these changes in fire activity are threatening more than 4,400 species, from birds to mammals to crops.
When it comes to climate change and the Amazon rainforest, the news is never good. Through 2019 and 2020, the news has been dominated by images of forests ablaze, and a land wracked by climate change and illegal logging.