Two new US government reports paint a very bad picture for polar bears, which are under threat due to diminished sea ice extent in the Arctic, a region that is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world.
Businesses and states say the US Environmental Protection Agency didn't properly account for the cost of implementing rules to limit mercury and other pollutants from power plants.
There are as few as 500 ploughshare tortoises remaining in the wild, mostly in Madagascar, and poachers can get $50,000 or more on the black market for one of the beautiful black and gold animals.
Conservationists worry that flooding the rhino horn market with synthetics could backfire and distract attention from more viable solutions like reducing consumer demand.
The Obama administration has proposed oil and gas drilling in federal waters off the East Coast — and that's got some people in South Carolina really upset.
Scientists at NASA say the massive Larsen B Ice Shelf could completely disappear by the end of the decade, while British researchers say its even larger neighbor, Larsen C, is melting at an alarming rate.
The Tesla CEO has introduced a new battery — not to power its line of luxury electric vehicles, but to support rooftop solar generation for homes and businesses.
Shell's Arctic Drilling Is Far More Risky Than the Company Is Telling Shareholders, Say Conservationists
In a petition to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the groups say that a spill in the Arctic Ocean could cost the company tens of billions of dollars.
The US energy sector is grappling with low energy prices, declining output, and growing concerns that its operations are causing a spike in earthquakes.
Over One Hundred Environmentalists Around the World Were Murdered in 2014, According to a New Report
For the fifth consecutive year, more environmentalists were killed in Honduras per capita than anywhere else in the world.
Less Arctic ice means more dark, open-ocean water that absorbs additional heat, melting yet more ice, and so on in what is a quintessential climate change feedback loop.
Rapidly changing climate conditions are threatening archaeological objects and historical sites around the world, from Chinchorro mummies in Chile to Jamestown in the United States.
The group that advises the US Department of Agriculture and Department of Heath and Human Services on changes to federal nutrition standards says a plant-based diet is more environmentally sustainable.
"It's inevitable' that the mussel will populate the river," says one scientist, putting one of the world's most biologically-rich ecosystems at risk and potentially causing havoc for hydroelectric dams.