Researchers say the chemical oxybenzone damages the DNA of baby corals, disruptes their endocrine system, causes the corals to deform, and induces bleaching.
US law prevents anyone from killing walruses for their tusks and federal officials are currently investigating the incident.
By executive order, President Obama renames the nation's highest peak Denali, the Athabascan name meaning 'the high one' or 'great one.'
The World Resources Institute says 33 nations are likely to face extreme water scarcity by 2040 because of climate change and growing populations.
A new study found that high temperatures brought about by global warming probably made the drought 15 to 20 percent worse by sapping rivers and lakes, soil, and vegetation of moisture.
A study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley shows that air pollution in China is linked to the deaths of over four thousand people every day.
Oil and natural gas production provides roughly 75 percent of the nation's revenue — but the environmental costs have been high.
US Environmental Protection Agency workers were using heavy equipment and accidentally breached a mine wall, unleashing the toxic spill.
Scientists say the combination of especially warm ocean temperatures and large amount of agricultural runoff is contributing to the large — and toxic — bloom.
Researchers in British Columbia found that some adult zooplankton were consuming as many as 90 particles of plastic a day.
According to a new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council, around the world, people are sixty percent more likely to be displaced by a natural disaster than four decades ago.
The Vatican is convening a two-day conference on climate change and its impacts on income inequality and migration, which the church says lead to human trafficking, forced labor, prostitution, and organ trafficking.
Scientists thought hungry polar bears went into 'walking hibernation' if they couldn't find food — but new research says that's not the case.
Environmentalists say the possible move is a ruse aimed at disguising the company's impacts on the environment and contribution to climate change.
Low winter snow pack and a hot, dry spring set the conditions for wildfires and melting glacier ice, which scientists say are consistent with climate change predictions.
The state's Department of Environmental Conservation conducted a seven-year evaluation of the controversial drilling technique and found a lack of scientific certainty on the potential environmental impacts.
An international group of researchers tested 85 chemicals not considered carcinogenic to humans and found about fifty of them could actually bring about cancer when combined with other chemicals.
A Japanese official said mounting international criticism of the nation's whaling program is 'environmental imperialism.'
Species are going extinct at a rate as much as 114 times faster than occurs naturally because of human activities like deforestation and climate change.
An Italian magazine leaked a draft of the pope's encyclical, scheduled for release on Thursday, and it hints that he's not shying away from challenging leading Republican politicians.