Up to 40,000 residents of towns contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foams are set to sue the Australian government, making it the biggest class action lawsuit in the country's history. There are fears that the chemicals may increase the risk of cancer.
Warm water can leave corals looking dead – but in some cases polyps still survive deep in the coral skeleton and in time they can return the coral to life.
Boyan Slat of The Ocean Cleanup says that after a failure last year, his giant v-shaped boom system is now collecting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Climate change will increase the risk of heavy rainfall and storm surges combining to cause extreme flooding around the UK, Germany and other parts of northern Europe.
Of 23 bird species in England affected by climate change over the past 50 years, 19 have seen a positive effect, including wrens, long-tailed tits and egrets.
The Atacama Desert is one of the most hostile places on Earth, but new microbes arrive there every day on dust grains carried by the wind.
The climate could warm more than models suggest, because as temperatures rise high-altitude clouds will reflect less sunlight back into space.
Butterfly numbers have dropped by one third in the last two decades in the US, echoing declines seen in Europe. These figures raise alarm bells for the health of other insect populations, because butterflies face similar environmental changes and are used as a proxy for studying insects in general.
Air pollution from human activities in China has decreased the potential output of solar panels by 13 per cent between 1960 and 2015, resulting in lost electricity generation and revenue.
A hailstorm in Guadalajara on 30 June left some parts of the Mexican city covered in up to 2 metres of hail pellets, nearly burying cars. The incredible aftermath has left many wondering if global warming is to blame.
With biblical floods and famine on the cards, the fight against global warming needs faiths to get serious about green issues.
Researchers say federal agencies use highly inaccurate tests to estimate exposure to BPA—findings that extend to multiple other harmful chemicals that get into our bodies
The Ohio River Valley, like the rest of the U.S., stands at a crossroads of energy and industry, facing decisions about whether to turn toward a future of renewable energy and a green jobs revolution or one of shale gas and plastics.
American industry, aided by federal regulators, is conducting a large-scale, consequential experiment with our hormones and the developing brains and reproductive systems of our children.
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.