Nautilus Minerals is looking to go where few companies have gone before — but those living in nearby Papua New Guinea aren't sure it's worth the risk.
Container ships and oil tankers are reverting to 19th century shipping routes, traveling several thousand extra miles around the Horn of Africa rather than paying canal fees.
For humans, it's likely the most lethal animal in the world, spreading malaria, Zika, dengue, and other fatal diseases, but killing off all the world's species of mosquitoes would likely have far reaching consequences.
From Somalia to South Africa, nearly a dozen countries struggle to cope with food shortages, crop failures, and dwindling water supplies.
New research published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows a massive amount of warming in the deep ocean over the past two decades, which has far reaching consequences.
New research reveals that drought and heat waves can have severe impacts on cereal production, while floods and cold spells don't — and rich countries, not developing ones may be the most impacted.
International attention has largely focused on how climate change is caused by power plant emissions but new research quantifies the likely impacts droughts and heat waves will have on power plant capacity around the world.
Researchers from the US Geological Survey and the US Fish and Wildlife Service found that a whopping 85 percent of smallmouth bass and 27 percent of male largemouth bass were intersex in 19 wildlife preserves in the northeastern US.
Meat consumption among growing middle classes in Asia is projected to rise dramatically — 116 percent in China between 2006 and 2050 and 138 percent in India — and that's causing an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
The international shipping industry is coming under increasing pressure to cut down on planet-warming emissions, as traffic is projected to increase by 250 percent by mid-century.
The methane contributes to ocean acidification, which is impacting the shellfish industry in the Pacific Northwest, but is probably not a big contributor to climate change — yet.
A recent study concludes that the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is starting to look more like a de facto nature reserve, teeming with elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, and wolves.