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…

Known as India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore has seen explosive growth over the past several years. At the same time, climate change has nearly drained the city’s overstressed water resources.   In Wired, Samanth Subramanian reports on the “water mafia,” businesses that tap…

While an estimated 200,000 climate change protesters descended on Washington DC for a sweltering Saturday of protest, researchers focused on the new field of planetary health gathered in Boston.  

Rural Bangladesh faces a crisis as climate change threatens freshwater sources. The overwhelming burden is on women who are traditionally responsible for maintaining household supplies. They may walk an hour each way to stand in line for water, sometimes multiple times a…

To document climate change’s effects on the fight against mosquitoes, Maryn McKenna turned to Texas. The best defenses rest on individual actions, like clearing garbage and pools of water—strategies that tend to place a heavy burden on poor families.  

Before the March for Science on Saturday in Washington DC, the scientists and friends got creative. They bought posterboards, brainstormed and came up with some superb signs. (Okay, some printed out the standard signs but they were probably busy discovering something very…