A soaring demand for wood that’s converted into pellet fuel for European power plants is rendering Oak City, N.C., oak-less and poplar-less. European officials’ claim that the tree trade means less greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is under challenge.

Some of the world’s least-polluting nations, like Gambia, may not be responsible for the staggering load of climate-altering emissions around the globe, but they are still doing more than their part to reduce emissions. All countries have been invited to submit an "…

Farming women in the remote district of Rajanpur in Pakistan's Punjab province have begun adapting to now annual floods by uniting to help each other recover from debt and destruction.

To convince Americans of how serious climate change really is, President Obama is making it personal by connecting it to physical health—and he’s beefing up his team by drafting Microsoft and Google. Microsoft's research arm, for example, will develop a prototype for…

Researchers report that rising salinity in Bangladesh's drinking water—driven by climate change—could lead to more strokes and heart disease in the country. Bangladesh is already vulnerable to salinity-boosting floods and cyclones. Now, scientists from the University of…

Aid workers making their way into remote areas of Vanuatu are finding people urgently in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Pam smashed into the country last weekend. The storm, one of the worst to affect the region in recent history, killed 11 (a toll officials…

Aid workers in Vanuatu face intensely challenging circumstance on the ground, citing the difficulty of distributing supplies across the archipelago's 80 islands. Colin Collett van Rooyen, the Oxfam country director in Port Vila, highlighted the urgent need for clean water…

After an unprecedented monster storm devastated Vanuatu this past weekend, killing at least 8 and rendering much of the population homeless, officials blame climate change. The official death toll is likely much higher, as aid workers have been unable to reach outlying…

More than 4,500 women went missing from India’s West Bengal state in 2013—a 600% increase since 2002 that’s been linked to sex trafficking and climate change. More damaging cyclones and loss of land to erosion and seawater have worsened poverty and made people desperate.…

By Eileen Natuzzi, MD, MS, FACS Reflecting increasing concern over climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) used some of its most dire language to date on the potential impacts of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations and their…