Exposure to vehicle pollution in the first year of life ups the risk of childhood obesity, found a new study tracking over 2,000 children in Southern California. The findings add to research linking toxic air to low birth weight, birth defects and crib deaths.

The goals of the Paris climate agreement are wildly out of reach, according to a sweeping UN report released Sunday. There is “no documented historic precedent” for the changes needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, raising questions about the feasibility of…

Climate scientists say Australia has effectively left the Paris climate pact by abandoning a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions.

Air pollution in the ancient Indian city of Patna shaves around 4 years off of life expectancies. There, levels of the most dangerous type of particulate pollution, PM2.5, soared 60 times above the WHO’s recommended safe limit in 2017. It's a severe example of a nationwide…

A PNAS study presents an urgent warning: Crossing a series of critical thresholds could push the Earth into nearly uninhabitable “hellish hothouse conditions” in the next century.

By 2009, 87% of American homes sported air conditioners, and that’s a big reason that the chance of dying from extreme heat fell dramatically—by 75% in the US in the last half century, landing the devices on the 100 Objects

Just how bad was Volkswagen’s plot to use “defeat devices” on cars sold between 2008 and 2015 to mask higher emissions during vehicle testing? Researchers from MIT, Harvard and Hasselt University have estimated the median mortality impacts from the 2.6 million cars in…