Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study.
New York is facing calls to create a $1 billion fund for climate change projects ranging from mass transit to aid to municipalities when fossil fuel plants close.
It's unclear just when New York will move ahead with ambitious plans that were announced last year to test public water systems for three industrial chemicals.
NASA scientists said elevated greenhouse gas levels are responsible for the increased dryness, as well as the burning of forests to clear land for agriculture and grazing.
More than 11,000 scientists from around the world have issued a warning about climate change, declaring "clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency," in a new report published in BioScience.
The Copernicus Climate Change Service confirmed that last month was the hottest October on record globally, according to data released by the European organization.
If passed, the Right to Refill Act would require restaurants to allow patrons to use their own containers for leftovers and bring their own mugs and water bottles for beverages.
The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.
'Tis the season for leaves everywhere. And if they're on your property, the city wants them. Each fall, the New York City Department of Sanitation collects some 11,000 tons of leaves that come to a processing facility on Staten Island.
As Exxon faced the prospect of new climate regulations, the energy giant's leaders sought a full understanding of how they would affect the bottom line, former CEO and ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a court Wednesday in a securities fraud lawsuit brought by the New York attorney general's office.
Thousands of Dutch construction workers converged on The Hague on Wednesday to protest restrictions they say are crippling their industry.
"What we need is for our rulers and politicians to listen to the research," the 16-year-old climate activist was quoted as saying.
Across Nassau and Suffolk counties, Superstorm Sandy destroyed homes, submerged roads and wiped beaches out altogether.
Warming temperatures resulting from climate change are having a dramatic and potentially devastating effect on sea turtle populations — as temperatures rise, so does the temperature of the sandy beaches where turtles lay their eggs, and this means that an overwhelming majority of turtles are now born female.
New Jersey is suing several defendants over a half-dozen polluted sites in mostly poor and minority communities.
New sand is on its way to some New Jersey beaches that were rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy but have suffered erosion since then.
Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the Earth, and it's getting crowded out on the water.
The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported.
The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday to the state’s Fish and Game Commission.
The Tongass National Forest covers 16.7 million acres and is the largest intact temperate rainforest in North America.