A cattle carcass is pictured on the Agropil ranch as the Pilcomayo river faces its worst drought in almost two decades, in Boqueron, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Climate Change Is Already A Public Health Crisis, Top Medical Journal Says

Climate change is already taking a major toll on public health and threatening to reverse progress made over the past century in combatting infectious diseases, according to one of the world's oldest...
31/10/2017 9:18 AM IST
NEW TOWN, ND - AUGUST 13: View of three oil wells and flaring of natural gas on The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation near New Town, ND on August 13, 2014. About 100 million dollars worth of natural gas burns off per month because a pipeline system isn't in place yet to capture and safely transport it . The Three Affiliated Tribes on Fort Berthold represent Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations. It's also at the epicenter of the fracking and oil boom that has brought oil royalties to a large number of native americans living there. More income has also translated to more crime on the resvation in the form of meth use and additction, drunk driving, assaults and domestic violence. A small tribal police force is finding it difficult to cover the nearly one-million acre reservation as well as retain officers. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

As CO2 Emissions Flatten, More Powerful Greenhouse Gases Flood The Atmosphere

Global carbon dioxide emissions remained flat for a third year in a row, yet far more powerful greenhouse gases "keep creeping up," according to the annual report from the European Union and the Nethe...
24/10/2017 8:54 AM IST
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 9: President-Elect Donald J. Trump disembarks his plane in the snow as he makes his way to a 'USA Thank You Tour 2016' event at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids, Mi. on Friday, Dec. 09, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

At Ground Zero For Climate Change, People Think Donald Trump’s Denial Is Insane

KANGERLUSSUAQ, Greenland ― Knud Lyberth walked slowly back on the lone paved road that cuts through the middle of this remote former U.S. military outpost, his rifle slung over his shoulder and his 17...
10/10/2017 7:05 PM IST
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010 and obtained on April 22. The oil drilling rig that had burned for 36 hours in the Gulf of Mexico sank Thursday as hopes dimmed for 11 missing workers and the risk of a major oil spill loomed, officials said. Picture taken April 21, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

New Studies Show How The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Still Starves Fish At Sea And Plants On Shore

Jeffrey Short has been asking the same question for nearly three decades: What happened to the herring? After the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill off Alaska's southern coast, the fish ― a vital link in th...
19/07/2017 2:45 PM IST
A farmer shows wheat crop damaged by unseasonal rains in his wheat field at Sisola Khurd village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, March 24, 2015. To match Insight INDIA-MODI/ Picture taken March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Extreme Weather Takes A Toll On Wheat Harvests. Climate Change Will Make It Worse.

Extreme flooding and droughts take a major toll on the global supply of wheat, accounting for about 40 percent of the fluctuations in annual yields, a recent study has found. The research gives new we...
13/07/2017 8:35 AM IST
MONTALEGRE, PORTUGAL - JULY 06: Floating solar panels at Alto Rabagao Dam, site of solar panels for world's first combined hydro and floating photo voltaic project officially inaugurated on July 06, 2017 in Montalegre, Portugal. Energias de Portugal (EDP) has started a pilot operation with 2500 square meters of solar floating panels that are able to annually generate 300 MWh. Their production is combined with that of the dam. (Photo by Horacio Villalobos - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

The World’s First Power Plant To Combine Hydro And Solar Opens In Portugal

The debate around energy in the United States at times devolves into quasi-tribal disputes over the merits of one power source over another. Often this pits renewable energy against entrenched fossil...
10/07/2017 9:53 AM IST
JAMALPUR, MYMENSINGH, BANGLADESH - 2016/08/02: A family on a raft approaches a boat at flood affected area in Jamalpur. According to the Bangladesh Disaster Management Bureau around 1.5 million people have been affected by this year flood. Rivers in the north started to rise in early July and by the 20th of July nearly all of them started to flow over the danger level. It caused floods in 6 districts, namely, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Sirajganj and Sunamganj initially and inundated crop fields and dwelling areas, washed away standing crops, houses and households assets, livestock and displaced the affected people.Bangladesh is one of the most climate change-vulnerable and disaster-prone countries. The rivers of this country are facing tremendous environmental anomalies. They overflow during the rainy season but shrink in other seasons. Floods in our country are directly or indirectly related to sub-Himalayan countries like India, Bhutan, and Nepal. An understanding should be made to protect the eco-system in the regions to minimize the risks of flash floods, and to share the water resources as per international laws. (Photo by Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100

Charles Geisler, a sociologist at Cornell University, spent much of his career researching where poor people go when rich corporations swoop in and buy the land out from under their feet. But his foc...
27/06/2017 5:21 PM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops at the Naval Air Station Sigonella to visit U.S. troops before returning to Washington D.C. at Sigonella Air Force Base in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump Reportedly Plans To Withdraw From Paris Climate Deal

President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, multipleoutlets reported Wednesday. This would make the United States one of just three countries outside the histo...
31/05/2017 10:45 PM IST