Ocean acidification and agricultural runoff may lead to shelled mollusks drastically dropping down in number, according to a new study. This poses a threat to businesses in coastal communities from Maine to the Chesapeake Bay, to the Louisiana bayou.
A US scientist spoke to RT saying he is worried intelligence bodies could try to use the weather as a weapon. He called on the CIA to open up and be more transparent, and wants research to be conducted globally to limit the possibility of hostile use.
Filmmakers, authors, and media have widely speculated about how human life on Earth will end. Now scientists have come up with the first serious assessment, presenting 12 possible causes of the Apocalypse.
Southwestern USA could be set for its worst drought in 1,000 years because of climate change. Numerous states have experienced severe water shortages, with 64 million people affected. Researchers say things could get worse.
Monsanto’s Roundup Ready system – a potent herbicide combined with genetically-modified seeds that can withstand it – has decimated the monarch butterfly’s only source of food in the Midwest, putting it on the edge of extinction, according to a new study.
The Environmental Protection Agency said that despite the State Department’s evaluation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, it does present a “risk of spills,” pollution, and could contribute to global warming.
Innovative energy policy that promotes turning plants into fuel turns out to be quite controversial. It requires the use of agricultural land with little positive impact on the greenhouse effect, according to a new report from a global research group.
Future generations can enjoy a higher quality of life while also making huge cuts to carbon emissions, a new UK government study has found. This will only be possible if massive changes to infrastructure are made, however.
Three minutes to midnight – with midnight being the figurative end of humanity – are left before apocalypse descends upon the planet, scientists announced on Thursday, as the minute hand of the iconic ‘Doomsday Clock’ was adjusted two minutes forward.
The first comprehensive study of its kind has determined that ocean life is facing mass extinction from human activity. But the record damage is still reversible – unlike our impact on land. American scientists say the effects can be mitigated.