A Human Rights Watch report shows how access to clean water remains a severe problem for millions of Bangladeshis two decades after gaining international attention.
The US State Department Maintains a Hands-Off Approach to Honduras, Despite Wave of Activist Murders
Over 100 activists have been killed in Honduras since 2009, including two leading environmental and indigenous rights campaigners in the past month.
Researchers say record-breaking temperatures and a lack of rain could have played a role in the outbreak of the virus in Brazil — and its spread to other countries.
For the second Friday in a row, the White House says it's updating a 30-year-old rule coving the fossil fuel industry — And, for the second time in two weeks, environmentalists say it's a good start.
The moratorium comes amidst a string of major coal company bankruptcy filings and increasing federal regulation of fossil fuel emissions.
The anti-government militia, led by Ammon Bundy, is occupying an important plot of land along the Pacific Flyway — one of four north-south migratory bird routes in North America.
Uncontrolled methane leaks in California and Texas highlight the uncertainty about the claim that natural gas is less damaging to the Earth's climate than coal.
One conservation group wants men included in family planning decisions, which could have a positive impact on the environment — not everyone is convinced, though.
The Democratic presidential candidate follows Bernie Sanders and several members of Congress calling for an investigation following media accounts alleging the company has long know fossil fuel burning causes global warming.
The companies, including BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Statoil, support holding temperature rise to within 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — but environmental groups are critical of the lack of details.
Speaking during his first state visit to Washington, Chinese President Xi Jinping committed to a national cap-and-trade program, which will begin in 2017, and he pledged $3.1 billion to help developing countries adapt to a warming planet.
Ninty-eight percent of fires today are suppressed before they reach 300 acres, but the 2 percent that escape containment account for 97 percent of fire fighting costs and total area burned.
A new study provides that latest in a long series of milestones marking the severity of the state's drought, which is now in its fourth year and has led to mandatory water restrictions.
Melting sea ice appears to be causing the animals to flee the ocean, which scientists say highlights the rapidly changing conditions in the Arctic.
Humans kill nine times as many land carnivores and 14 times more adult fish than other predators.
Researchers have developed a diet supplement for cows that reduces by 30 percent the amount of methane — a potent greenhouse gas —that they produce.
Clinton's plan says the number of solar installations will increase by 700 percent if she becomes president, but reveals nothing about the candidate's positions on fracking, the Keystone XL pipeline, or oil drilling in the Arctic.
Overhunting by humans has long been blamed for killing off the megafauna, but new research shows it might have been climate change, providing a sober history lesson about the impacts of a warming world.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Meteorological Society say that even if greenhouse gas emissions ended immediately the oceans would continue to warm for centuries.
The state has already had its fifth worst wildfire season, and scientists worry about what impact the blazes are having on Alaska's carbon-rich permafrost.