Your Sunscreen Might Be Killing the World's Coral Reefs
Researchers say the chemical oxybenzone damages the DNA of baby corals, disruptes their endocrine system, causes the corals to deform, and induces bleaching.
Poachers May Have Killed These 25 Walruses For Their Heads and Tusks
US law prevents anyone from killing walruses for their tusks and federal officials are currently investigating the incident.
President Obama Renamed Mt. McKinley and Pissed Off Some Ohio Republicans
By executive order, President Obama renames the nation's highest peak Denali, the Athabascan name meaning 'the high one' or 'great one.'
These Nations Are About to Start Running Out of Water
The World Resources Institute says 33 nations are likely to face extreme water scarcity by 2040 because of climate change and growing populations.
Scientists Say Climate Change Is Making California's Drought Even Worse
A new study found that high temperatures brought about by global warming probably made the drought 15 to 20 percent worse by sapping rivers and lakes, soil, and vegetation of moisture.
Here's How Many People Die Each Day in China Because of Its Filthy Air
A study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley shows that air pollution in China is linked to the deaths of over four thousand people every day.
Nigeria Set Up a Fund to Clean Up the Niger Delta — but There's Not Much Cash in It
Oil and natural gas production provides roughly 75 percent of the nation's revenue — but the environmental costs have been high.
Three Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Has Turned This River the Color of American Cheese
US Environmental Protection Agency workers were using heavy equipment and accidentally breached a mine wall, unleashing the toxic spill.
A Huge Algae Bloom Off the Pacific Coast Is Poisoning Shellfish and Sea Lions
Scientists say the combination of especially warm ocean temperatures and large amount of agricultural runoff is contributing to the large — and toxic — bloom.
Tiny Marine Organisms at the Base of the Food Chain Are Eating the Plastic We Toss in the Oceans
Researchers in British Columbia found that some adult zooplankton were consuming as many as 90 particles of plastic a day.
Nearly 20 Million People Were Displaced Last Year Because of Extreme Weather
According to a new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council, around the world, people are sixty percent more likely to be displaced by a natural disaster than four decades ago.
The Pope Really Wants the World to Do Something About Climate Change and Slavery
The Vatican is convening a two-day conference on climate change and its impacts on income inequality and migration, which the church says lead to human trafficking, forced labor, prostitution, and organ trafficking.