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Study Finds Biofuels Worse for Climate than Gasoline

New research suggests American biofuels are doing more harm to the climate than good.

Climate Pollution Can Complicate Fishes’ Sex Lives

New research from Sicily shows one way that carbon dioxide pollution can affect the mating rituals of fish.

Local Efforts to Save Coral Reefs May Be Futile

Scientists are split over whether local safeguards can save some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs.

Global Climate Spending Focusing on Forest Protection

A study finds that the U.S. and four other developed countries are spending billions to keep forests intact.

Threat to Salmon Imperils Alaska’s Culture

Salmon in the Kenai River are threatened by climate change, which may threaten the culture that relies on them.

Hotter Years, More Fires

The average number of large wildfires burning across the Western U.S. each year has tripled from the 1970s to the 2010s.

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

Fishing For Bright Spots in a World of Sick Reefs

Through a vast ecological analysis, scientists found reef fisheries that were healthier than expected.

Climate Impacts From Farming Are Getting Worse

As the energy sector starts to clean itself up, greenhouse gases released by farming continue to rise.

Best Protected Great Barrier Reef Corals Are Now Dead

Great Barrier Reef corals that died had been growing in a pristine part of a well-run marine park.

Africa’s Most Vulnerable Face an Even Hotter Future

Heat waves will happen more often in Africa, home to some of the most vulnerable populations on the planet.

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

New research shows acidification caused by carbon dioxide kills and stunts baby Dungeness crabs.

Global Warming Will Hit Poorer Countries Hardest

Tropical regions are likely to suffer the biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather, scientists say.

Marine Parks Help Global Fish Stocks Withstand Warming

A powerful link has been found between the biodiversity of a reef and the size of the fisheries it supports.

One in Five of World’s Plant Species at Risk of Extinction

Global report highlights threat to food security but also reveals the yearly discovery of 2,000 new species.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Forests that regrow after being cut play an unexpectedly valuable role in sequestering carbon emissions.

Ocean Acidification Making It Harder For Fish to Breathe

Climate change's combined effects of falling oxygen levels and rising acidity threaten ocean wildlife.

EPA Moves to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

The EPA announced new methane emissions regulations for oil and gas operations on Thursday.

Florida Dredging Would Cut Path Across Corals in ‘Crisis’

A raucous debate is swirling in Florida over plans to dredge vulnerable corals to expand a shipping port.

Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

Global warming is reducing oxygen supplies for marine wildlife along the West Coast and elsewhere.

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Seasonal Warming Trends Global warming does not happen uniformly across every region, nor across every season.

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