Environment

By 2100, arid cities will suffer from more severe heat waves than temperate cities

By 2100, arid cities will suffer from more severe heat waves than temperate cities

Heat waves are among the deadliest and most common of environmental extremes. As the earth continues to warm due to the buildup of greenhouse gases,...
Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles

Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles

Some of B.C.’s beetles are shrinking as their habitats get warmer, according to new UBC research. The study provides evidence that climate change is affecting...
Polar bears finding it harder to catch enough seals to meet energy demands

Polar bears finding it harder to catch enough seals to meet energy demands

A new study finds polar bears in the wild have higher metabolic rates than previously thought, and as climate change alters their environment a...
Record jump in 2014-2016 global temperatures largest since 1900

Record jump in 2014-2016 global temperatures largest since 1900

Heat generated by greenhouse gas emissions and stored in the Pacific Ocean was released by the 2015-2016 El Niño Global surface temperatures surged by a...
Warming temperatures may cause birds to shrink

Warming temperatures may cause birds to shrink

Biologists have known for a long time that animals living in colder climates tend to have larger bodies, supposedly as an adaptation to reduce...
How climate change weakens coral 'immune systems'

How climate change weakens coral ‘immune systems’

Stress upsets the natural bacterial balance that keeps them healthy If this winter finds you stressed out and fighting a sinus infection, then you know...
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts and Questions paper published in Frontiers in Ecology...
In Antarctic dry valleys, early signs of climate change-induced shifts in soil

In Antarctic dry valleys, early signs of climate change-induced shifts in soil

In a study spanning two decades, a team of researchers led by Colorado State University found declining numbers of soil fauna, nematodes and other...
As climate changes, so will wine grapes

As climate changes, so will wine grapes

To adapt to warmer temperatures, winemakers may have to plant lesser known grape varieties, study suggests If you want to buy good wine, Elizabeth Wolkovich...
Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense

Climate change made Hurricane Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense

A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution have found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane...