An ocean sunfish swimming off the coast of Massachusetts has gotten a lot of unnecessary attention recently -- for simply “doing normal sunfish activities.”
The heavy smoke from wildfires that hung over California for just about a month may have contributed to the deaths of between 1,000 and 3,000 people, Stanford researchers said in a new report, many more people than the 26 who actually died as a direct result of the blazes.
A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire are in flames.
This year, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to control the burning. He imposed a four-month ban on most fires and sent in the army.
In conjunction with greenhouse gas emissions, “steeply declining reproduction and survival will jeopardize the persistence of all but a few high-Arctic subpopulations by 2100,” a recent report states.
A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done.
Administrator Andrew Wheeler's announcement was the latest in a series of Trump administration rollbacks or eliminations of existing or pending public health and environmental protections, targeting Obama administration initiatives in particular. The Trump administration says the regulations are burdensome to business and are unnecessary.
The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17% at the peak of the pandemic shutdown last month, a new study found.
In the spirit of Earth Day, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell introduced two motions on Wednesday aimed at improving the air quality of Los Angeles.
While the changes have come at a high cost, scientists have observed cleaner air in major cities around the world.
There’s a 75% chance that 2020 will become the hottest year on record and a 99.9% chance that it will end up in the top five, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported.
Los Angeles remains the city with the worst ozone pollution in the nation, the American Lung Association says in its State of the Air 2020 report, which also cites "growing evidence that a changing climate is making it harder to protect human health."
Less traffic and commerce due to the pandemic could be helping to reduce pollution levels.
Delta said the money would go into things such as boosting fuel efficiency and investing in efforts to remove carbon from the atmosphere by planting trees and restoring wetlands.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.
The National Weather Service tweeted out several photos of a winter phenomenon called "ice volcanoes" that happened along Lake Michigan over the weekend.
NOAA scientists have also projected that 2020 is likely to rank among the five warmest years on record.
A World Meteorological Organization spokeswoman said the Esperanza base recorded 64.9 Fahrenheit on Thursday — topping the former record of 63.5 degrees tallied in March 2015.
Moongazers will get a chance to see February’s first full moon known as the "snow moon." It'll reach "peak fullness" on Sunday.
The 17-year-old has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change.