Marine species have declined by almost half over the last forty-five years, according to the World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Index.
A May pipeline break near Santa Barbara, California, leaked far more oil into the Pacific Ocean than was previously disclosed by the pipe operator, Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline.
The tiny exfoliating "microbeads" that millions of people slather onto their faces every morning are having a dire effect on the marine ecosystems, according to a new research by scientists at Plymouth University in England.
The US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has doubled down on a demand that railroads notify state officials when large shipments of crude oil move through their towns, even as two of the largest rail companies fight in court to keep some of the information hidden from the public.
If global greenhouse gas emissions remain constant, Southern California will be hit by a one-two punch of extremely hot temperatures and severe water shortages that might make the state's current climate conditions and ongoing drought seem quaint.
A new bill in California that is poised to become law will overhaul the state's regulation of trade in ivory and rhino horn, dealing a significant blow to one of America's busiest hubs for the illegal market.
Saudi Arabia seems to see the writing on the wall when it comes to climate change, but experts think the Kingdom's oil exports are too profitable for it to ever abandon the fossil fuel industry entirely.
Scientists have developed the most efficient means yet of producing hydrogen-based fuel from solar power, a process that mimics natural photosynthesis.
Almost 9,500 people in London had their lives cut short by air pollution in 2010, accounting for a fifth of all deaths in the city that year, and the effect was deadlier where traffic was heaviest, according to a new report from King's College London.
Bin Laden's concern with climate change in the "Islamic World" tracks a stark reality: Many of the nations that are most vulnerable to a warming world are also home to huge Muslim populations, according to the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).
Despite being aware of climate change as early as 1981, the company has provided over $30 million to groups that have sown doubt about the scientific consensus that the Earth is warming and human activities are the primary cause.
What seems like a clear case of an energy company polluting people's drinking wells in North Carolina is actually much more complicated, thanks to the state's rock formations.
Industry watchers say the world's largest fast-food chain is suffering from its association with industrial farming practices and lower-quality ingredients.
A video of two fishermen on China's southern coast sawing through a live whale shark has elicited outrage among some in the nation, where a growing movement to recognize — and legislate — animal welfare is confronting a tradition of indifference.
Two studies into the effects of neonicotinoids, a class of chemical that accounts for one fifth of the world's insecticides, have revealed that not only might the chemicals be harming bees' ability to reproduce, but they may also be highly addictive to the insects as well, much like nicotine is for humans.