The reefs have always lived near the edge. But now, in just four decades of climate change, the risks have multiplied fivefold.
Global warming took surface temperatures in 2017 to near-record levels, while the upper oceans reached their hottest known level.
Scientists say 2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.
Research into the impact of climate change on early society reveals a connection between environmental stress and the collapse of civilizations.
The Pacific Ocean's Great Barrier Reef and reefs of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean may never overcome the effects of global warming, scientists say.
The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization confirms reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record and predicts more bad news for 2017.
Los Angeles has faced years of chronic homelessness, and over the past year police have regularly raided encampments. Now a civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the city for exactly those actions -- yet the razing of sites goes on.
You probably noticed that 2015 was pretty weird. But hey, it's a brand new year -- a fresh start, a blank slate, an unwritten script. In 2016, what could possibly go wrong?
Governments must act immediately to end conflicts and counter the impact of climate disruption to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe affecting millions.
The use of geoengineering to simulate sulfate aerosol discharge into the stratosphere from volcanic eruptions may offer short-term respite from devastating storms.