We have meagre chances of limiting global warming to 2 degrees under the non-binding Paris agreement, and even that scenario is set to bring long-term disaster. 30 years ago we had a chance to solve the problem, and didn’t take it. From 1979-1989, we were the closest we’ve…

Extreme heat threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions worldwide. A recent World Bank report notes that increasing temperatures will reduce 800 million people’s living standards.   India’s large cities are at special risk; 24 of the 100 largest cities with summer high…

This month PLOS is unfurling a special collection on climate change and health, addressing the health effects of extreme heat and flooding, infectious disease risks, the health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation policies and more.  

Countries most at risk for climate change also face steeper borrowing costs, a new Imperial College Business School and SOAS University of London study determined.

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.