Agreement on basics of climate science is very strong, while there is much less certainty about specifics such as how fast temperatures or sea levels can be expected to rise.
Victims' families and survivors of the 2014 landslide in Oso, Wash. reached settlements worth $60 million. More complicated cases involving links to climate change may be on the horizon, say experts.
At a meeting in Rwanda this week, world leaders will hash out a plan to ban hydrofluorocarbons. Small island states are leading the charge, but India, in particular, is concerned about the impacts of a phase-out.
The plight of the pangolin, decimated by commercial demand, calls to mind another African mammal: the elephant.
Currents in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California contain much of the ocean's plastic pollution, whose density was measured by the first-ever aerial survey, led by The Ocean Cleanup.
Amidst the gradually declining Alaskan oil industry, a small Texas-based company made a huge discovery in the waters north of the Arctic Circle.
Hurricane Matthew is forecast to hit Florida by Thursday. What has the state learned about emergency preparedness in the wake of hurricanes Wilma and Katrina in 2005?
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unexpectedly announced a carbon tax Monday. The tax, which goes into force in 2018, will apply to all provinces that have not implemented their own carbon pricing scheme by that time.