More than 1 billion people face being displaced within 30 years as the climate crisis and rapid population growth drive an increase in migration with "huge impacts" for both the developing and developed worlds, according to an analysis.
A new framework for pathogen evolution exposes a world much more vulnerable to disease outbreaks than we previously believed, but it also reveals new insights into how we might anticipate and mitigate the next one.
A growing number of urban development scholars and advocates believe it's time to start planning climate havens: cities that are insulated from extreme weather and have the room and resources to grow.
In Kenya, rising water levels in lakes along the Great Rift Valley have forced thousands of people from their homes. It follows severe flooding after months of unusually heavy rain, which campaigners say has been made worse by illegal deforestation.
The relocation of Isle de Jean Charles' residents from their disappearing island could help the federal government develop a model for moving more people away from rising seas, stronger storms and other effects of climate change, according to an auditor's report to Congress.
"Reproductive justice is the right to reproductive health care, and the right to have children or not, the right to the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth, and the right to raise children in a safe and healthy environment. These rights will be challenged by climate change, including increasing temperatures."
Migratory freshwater fish are in big trouble. According to a new report, monitored populations of migratory freshwater fish have dropped on average by 76% since 1970, which is a higher rate of decline than among marine and terrestrial species.
Some researchers are calling for a more nuanced approach when it comes to flora and fauna needing to relocate in a warming world.
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.