Chad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities in the region, it can be revealed.
With cooling demand proliferating due to urbanization and hotter temperatures, Africa's air conditioning market is poised to get bigger.
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.
The coronavirus lockdown has fed a common desire in some very different countries: the need for cleaner air and support for tougher government rules to get rid of pollution, according to an opinion poll.
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.