Another central discussion at the UNGA: Climate change, with African leaders angling for the UN to declare a global emergency, Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.  

Today, students from New Delhi to New York are gathering for the largest global climate protests to date, AFP reports.  

In 2014, NPR reported a rise in chronic kidney disease of unknown origin among young, healthy Central American laborers.

July was the hottest month since records began in 1880, according to the latest assessment from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, AP reports.  

There's no shortage of reminders about the Earth's fate if warming reaches 2 degrees Celsius.   But warming is not spread evenly, and swaths of the globe have already reached that threshold or are close to it, a Washington Post analysis of "2C hotspots."  

Climate change and unprecedented exploitation of earth’s resources are endangering humans’ ability to feed a still-growing global population, according to a UN report released today.

The impact of climate change in India now extends to weddings.   In rural regions, families of young women are rejecting the proposals of suitors, whose earning prospects as farmers or laborers have become increasingly dim due to drought-ruined crops and dry reservoirs.   “…

Scientists buffeted by climate change denial and vaccine resistance, take heart: Americans' confidence in scientists is rising, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

Previous fluctuations in the Earth’s climate pale in comparison to what we’re seeing now, a new study published yesterday in Nature confirms.  

The polar caps are warming 2X faster than middle latitudes. Remote villages like Quinhagak in southwestern Alaska are in crisis and may be “canaries in the collective coal mine” for the globe. Quinhagak loses land yearly to erosion, storm surge and tundra thaw. Livelihoods…