Eco-friendly projects designed to improve water quality and increase access to parks while addressing social issues in nearby communities are among the goals of an updated plan to revitalize the Los Angeles River.
President-elect Joe Biden has picked climate-change older statesman John Kerry for a newly created role of climate envoy for national security.
President Donald Trump is railing against the Paris climate accord and telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet.
The United States is out of the Paris climate agreement on the day after the presidential election.
A new study finds that well more than a million tons of plastic waste in the U.S. isn't going where it should, instead ending up in oceans and rivers and along roads.
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.