The world is running out of insects — because of us — and it will lead to a “catastrophic collapse”

They may be creepy crawlies, but we need them.

The hottest 5 years on record: 2016, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2014

The planet continues to heat up.

Sea level rise might not be as bad as predicted, despite accelerating ice sheet melting

Long story short: it’s still bad.

Pests destroy around one quarter of our crops — even more in developing areas

This is the most comprehensive review of pest-related damage.

Geopolitical interests and climate change are the main causes of food shocks

If we want to be able to feed the world, we need to change a thing or two.

War makes people more religious, sparking a potentially vicious cycle

War and religion — name a more iconic duo.

“Vested interests” cause major threat to human existence, researchers say

The change can only come from civil society, researchers urge.

New research shows air pollution sours our mood and makes us unhappy

The study was performed on Chinese cities — but the air pollution problem is very much a global one.

Leading economists urgently call for a tax on carbon

The world’s leading economists are saying we should tax carbon. The politicians say we shouldn’t.

Over half of the world’s wild coffee faces extinction, new research finds

We’re not facing a shortage of coffee right now, but scarcity is possible in the near future.

Populist leaders are threatening democracy, researchers warn

The world is experiencing a dramatic surge of populism.

Sea level change isn’t constant across the East Coast — because of long-past glaciers

Gone but not forgotten.

Researchers want to vaccinate bees so we don’t run out of food

I can’t BEElive this!

NOAA’s annual report says 2018 was the “second-warmest year on record” in the Arctic

Could I have some ice with this? Oh… oh wait.

Yes, the Trump administration really pitched coal at a climate conference

Well… this is awkward.

Contrary to ‘propaganda’ myths, migrants are actually good for a country’s health and economy, new study reports

Think migrants are bad? Think again, science says.

Microplastics could break down whole ecosystems — they’re making prey unresponsive to predators

This could be a very bad development.

Atmospheric greenhouse gas levels hit new record. Just like in 2017… and 2016

We’re really good at setting bad standards.

Ice in glaciers on Mount Everest is warmer than expected — or “hoped” for

“Warm” ice is a problem.

The kilogram, ampere, mole, and Kelvin are changing to stay the same

Not to brag, but the SI is at least one foot (see what I did there?) ahead of Imperial units.