As the planet warms, economic, technological, and political obstacles hinder our chances of reducing the carbon released into the atmosphere—but impressive efforts are underway to catch emissions before they get there, writes Laura H. Kahn.

Over 60 bat-borne viruses, including Ebola, are known to infect humans, and researchers at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) are looking to uncover why bats can transmit these viruses without getting sick themselves.

Limiting global warming to the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C  goal could halt 3.3 million dengue fever cases a year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone, found University of East Anglia researchers. Scientists compared the more modest warming to a 3.7°C global global…

Yesterday, a southern Pakistani city may have seen the hottest April day ever reliably recorded. Temperatures in Nawabshah soared Monday at 122.4 degrees, brought on by a "sprawling heat dome" over the northern Indian Ocean, writes Jason Samenow. Nawabshah's March high, 113…

A new investigative documentary, Blackout in Puerto Rico, goes inside the chaotic US federal response to Hurricane Maria, marked by troubled contracts and a vast disparity in services compared to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which hit the US mainland.

Warmer weather is helping drive a surge in diseases transmitted via mosquitos, ticks and fleas in the US, which have more than tripled in the US in recent years, according to the CDC.

A 2014 EPA report identified 4 new climate change benchmarks: number of yearly household heating- and cooling-days, wildfire frequency, Great Lakes temperatures and water levels, and Lyme disease cases.

Rising temperatures and worsening droughts are increasingly dehydrating the American West. Arizona’s Zero Mass Water is trying their hand at creating new sources of drinkable water, such as hydropanels strapped to buildings.Ryan Bradley pressed Zero Mass one further,…

Northern Kenya is drying out fast—and scientists warn that they see the “fingerprints of global warming,” writes Somini Sengupta.She wrote this haunting piece after visiting northern Kenya, where pastoralists recalled the droughts of the past—when rain eventually brought…

Reducing countries’ air pollution can substantially offset the cost of achieving the Paris climate goals.In China and India, the health co-benefits alone would cover the entire cost of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, found Anil Markandya and colleagues. In that part of…