What EPA chief Scott Pruitt promised — and what he’s done.

Scott Pruitt. Getty Images For Scott Pruitt, “back to basics” has translated to “back off.”The Environmental Protection Agency administrator came into office promising to...

Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate...

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Hydrology: Increasing river flood risk

Earth's Future http://doi.org/bzpc (2017) GARY DYSON / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO The hydrological cycle is predicted to strengthen with global warming, increasing the amount and intensity of...

Cosumnes River provides model for floodplain restoration in California.

With California’s surface drought over, the state can prioritize investing in groundwater recharge and floodplain restoration to help fight one of its biggest lingering...

Cold-water corals: Acidification harms, warming promotes growth

The cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa is able to counteract negative effects of ocean acidification under controlled laboratory conditions when water temperature rises by a...

Call for polluters to pay ‘climate damages tax’

Global civil society organizations are calling for a tax on fossil fuel supplies to fund support to people hit by climate change impacts. Polluters should pay for...

Tropical birds live longer than temperate counterparts

An international research team has found strong evidence that passerine birds near the equator live longer than their higher latitude counterparts.