In a new report, Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, warned that the world faces a “climate apartheid” in which the wealthy will be equipped to adjust to warmer climates, while the poor will be unable to protect themselves from the threat of global warming.
Greenland’s ice sheet may completely disappear within the next millennium if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, a new study warns.
More than 260 bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead along the US Gulf Coast over the last five months, which is three times more than average, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
16-year-old Greta Thunberg's claim to international fame was her self-organised “school strikes for the climate”, in which tens of thousands of fellow teenagers walked away from school to protest climate change. Now she seems to have taken her struggle up a notch by calling on adults to join the strike.
The local community on picturesque Sommarøy island in northern Norway believes that the midnight sun and bright nights make time irrelevant and therefore no longer want to be controlled by the clock.
A juvenile was rushed from the ocean to a North Carolina hospital over the weekend after sustaining injuries from two back-to-back bites from a shark.
Seven lab-bound baby macaques, the youngest reportedly being only a day old, lost their lives last year after simply coming into contact with their mothers, according to US documents.
Wholly three decades since the disaster took place, HBO's popular TV show about the 1986 catastrophe has prompted a nuclear scare in Norway, one of the countries affected by the Chernobyl nuclear fallout.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit on Monday the northeastern part of the biggest Japanese island of Honshu, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.
A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake has struck near the Kermadec Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
According to social media users, the scaly predator can endure the flesh wound, because its blood "contains antibiotic properties, which speed up the healing process", so the alligator might be feeling pretty well, not batting an eye about the blade sticking out of its head.
On Thursday, a contractor for the US Environmental Protection Agency started an operation to remove barrels containing defoliants from Wallowa Lake in Oregon.
Who doesn’t love that bright blue hue?
Swarms of flies are immersing houses, fences, and cars in the Urals, driving people there mad. However, as it turned out, it was not the Almighty who had brought about the scourge, but a local farmer, reports suggest. He had allegedly ordered a poultry plant to dump chicken excrement on a field, thereby creating a perfect larvae farm.
By 2100, the biomass of life within Earth’s oceans will drop by approximately one-sixth of its current level if climate change continues to persist, according to an international team of marine biologists. However, one co-author of the study tells Radio Sputnik there is still time to combat global warming.
Enormous holes piercing the Antarctic winter ice pack have popped up sporadically since the 1970s, leaving scientists scratching their heads.
A new study published in the Nature Ecology and Evolution journal reveals that 571 plant species, from the Chile sandalwood to the St. Helena olive tree, have become extinct in the past 250 years, more than twice the number of bird, mammal and amphibian species that went extinct during the same time period.
Get a blanket and a pair of binoculars and head outside Monday night to look up and catch a glimpse of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.
The Nepalese government’s ongoing campaign to retrieve man-made waste from Mount Everest has exceeded expectations, collecting nearly 11,000 kilograms of trash, as well as a number of corpses.
An astonishing new study created by a Melbourne-based think tank warns that humanity may have much less time to stave off catastrophic changes to the planet than initially anticipated.