COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide led to the longest and most pronounced reduction in human-linked seismic vibrations ever recorded, sharpening scientists' ability to hear earth's natural signals and detect earthquakes.
A Mexican state has launched an investigation to determine the source of heavy metals and organic matter polluting a river that feeds what was once a spectacular water fall.
With children and young people increasingly at risk from extreme weather and out in the streets demanding faster action on global warming, efforts to respect and promote their rights in climate policy need to step up.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the "insults" made against him before he considers accepting a $20 million (16.3 million pounds) offer from the G7 nations to help fight forest fires in the Amazon.
At Fleurhof dam, one of many water sources across South Africa of spiritual significance, children run along the water carrying green and blue flags representing their churches. But researchers and scientists warn that contamination from nearby open mine sewage and waste puts worshippers at risk of water poisoning.
Mexico authorities declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday for metropolitan Mexico City, one of the world's most populous megalopolises, as smoke from nearby wildfires pushed pollution to levels deemed potentially harmful to human health.
Housing conditions in sub-Saharan Africa have improved dramatically since 2000, but nearly half the urban population still lives in slums, according to a major new study published on Wednesday.
Aid workers rushed to save people trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.
Society would have to enact "unprecedented" changes.
COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.