A study out of New Mexico has found that the environmental harm produced by Bitcoin mining is comparable with that of beef production or oil refining.
In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50 percent or more of calories consumed.
The Southern Ocean has dominated the global absorption of heat. In fact, Southern Ocean heat uptake accounts for almost all the planet's ocean warming, thereby controlling the rate of climate change.
Researchers found "giant" viruses – several times larger than typical viruses – affecting microscopic algae just below the boundary between fresh water and salt water.
Early onset cancers defined as cancers discovered in adults younger than 50 years old, have "dramatically increased" around the world over the last few decades.
A common 'forever chemical' known as PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) has been linked to liver cancer in humans in a worrying new study.
The overall conclusion of the report is that climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and resource extraction have pushed Australia's environment into a serious and severely deteriorating state.
On top of intensifying algal blooms and depleting oxygen, a new study reveals Earth's bodies of freshwater are also evaporating at a greater rate than we realized.
A year-round variety has a real cost on the planet, with a new study finding that 'food miles' account for 19 % of all food emissions – three times more than previously thought.
There is an even chance that global temperatures will temporarily breach the benchmark of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in one of the next five years, the United Nations warned.
The ocean memory decline is expected to make it significantly harder for scientists to forecast upcoming ocean dynamics. It will hinder our ability to project monsoons, marine heatwaves and periods of extreme weather, among other things.
We often take the air we breathe for granted, but new data reveals that the pollutants behind millions of preventable deaths now taint the air most of us breathe at unhealthy levels.
It took less than six hours for drug-developing AI to invent 40,000 potentially lethal molecules.