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Science chief wants next pandemic vaccine ready in 100 days

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The new White House science adviser wants to have a vaccine ready to fight the next pandemic in just about 100 days after recognizing...

Hundreds of lakes in U.S., Europe are losing oxygen

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Oxygen levels have dropped in hundreds of lakes in the United States and Europe over the last four decades, a new study found. ...

Study blames climate change for 37% of global heat deaths

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More than one-third of the world’s heat deaths each year are due directly to global warming, according to the latest study to calculate the...

Grim western fire season starts much drier than record 2020

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As bad as last year’s record-shattering fire season was, the western U.S. starts this year’s in even worse shape. ...

Study: War, climate displaced tens of millions in 2020

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GENEVA — A key group that monitors internal displacement is reporting Thursday that violence and disasters — often caused or worsened by the impact...

Protected areas cover a sixth of Earth’s land and freshwater

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WASHINGTON — Roughly a sixth of the planet’s land and freshwater area now lies within protected or conservation areas, according to a United Nations...

Study: Climate change added $8 billion to Sandy’s damages

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Climate change-triggered sea level rise added $8 billion in damage during 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, one of nation's costliest weather disasters, a new study said. ...

New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

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WASHINGTON — Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to unearth past problems...

New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

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WASHINGTON — Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to unearth past problems...

Researchers: Climate pledges see world closing on Paris goal

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BERLIN — Recent pledges by the United States and other nations could help cap global warming at 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) by the...