Without successful climate change interventions, a new analysis shows that some regions of South Asia will experience extreme heat events fatal to humans by the late 21st  century.   As detailed in a new study published in Science Advances, the Indus and Ganges River…

After President Trump rejected the Paris accord on global warming, French president Emmanuel Macron launched the “Make Our Planet Great Again” initiative to attract top climate scientists from the US and other countries.Applications have poured in for the program, which…

Want to truly reduce your carbon footprint? According to analysis of 39 peer-reviewed papers, government reports and web-based programs, the best step you can take is to have fewer children.By choosing to have one fewer child, an individual would reduce his or her annual…

By tackling factory farming, the WHO could fight all 3 of the “slow-motion disasters” outlined by outgoing WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, MD at last year’s World Health Assembly (WHA): climate change, antibiotic resistance and noncommunicable diseases threatening…

If you don’t live in coal country, you might think of coal as someone else’s problem. If so, From the Ashes, a new documentary produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies, might change your mind. The film, which premiers globally this Sunday, June 25, on National Geographic, lays…

 

Heat-related deaths are likely to spike in India as a result of increasing average global temperatures, a team of Indian and US researchers say. Using data from the India Meteorological Department, they analyzed summer temperature changes between 1960 and 2009 and found…

Word on the street is that President Trump is leaning toward pulling the US will out of the landmark Paris climate agreement this afternoon, the Washington Post reports. Trump vowed during the campaign to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement, but the move would risk…

GENEVA – Nearly a quarter of all deaths worldwide are linked to environmental issues. That’s 12.6 million deaths every year, according to WHO. “Human beings really are the most important endangered species,” said Margaret Chan, WHO’s outgoing Director-General. The “harsh…