California is preparing for a third straight year of drought, and officials are tightening limits on water use to levels never seen so early in the water year.
Researchers at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology and Canada's National Wildlife Research Centre found in a 2019 analysis that wild bird populations in the continental U.S. and Canada have declined by 29 percent.
If you've pumped gas at a U.S. service station over the past decade, you've put biofuel in your tank. Thanks to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, almost all gasoline sold nationwide is required to contain 10% ethanol - a fuel made from plant sources, mainly corn.
As the Biden administration tries to build support for new climate and energy policies, a set of studies offers some insights that could help them appeal to the widest audience.
Florida's manatees have come back from where they stood on the brink of extinction in the late 1960s, when only a few hundred individuals remained in the wild. Today over 6,000 of the herbivorous "sea cows" swim the Indian River Lagoon and Florida's other near-shore waterways. Are they out of danger?
The average American's everyday interactions with energy sources are limited. They range from turning appliances on or off, to commuting, to paying utility bills.
The connections between those acts and rising global temperatures may seem distant.
As climate change fuels large-scale natural disasters, the real estate mantra of "location, location, location" is taking on new meaning. In 2021, homeowners have contended with threats including paralyzing cold on the Great Plains, wildfire evacuations in the West and flooding from the South to New York City and New England.
What are conservation dogs?
Jon Gretcham, Portland, OR
Simply put, conservation dogs are canines specially trained in sniffing out evidence of specific wildlife species that scientists are seeking to learn more about for one reason or another. Most commonly these dogs are used to help biologists understand where and how threatened or endangered wildlife species are hanging on--or if they are still around at all.
Dishwashers have improved over the years. Can they compete with handwashing for environmental friendliness?
If the 2015 Paris Agreement provided the framework for countries to tackle climate change then Glasgow, six years on, was the first major test of this high-water mark of global diplomacy.