Environment

Just a photo of the pope could shift your climate views

Just a photo of the pope could shift your climate views

Some conservative Republicans changed their thinking about climate change after Pope Francis framed it as a moral issue in his second encyclical, research shows. “When...
Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 75 years

Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 75 years

Scientists have solved a puzzling break in continuity of ocean warming records that sparked much controversy after climate data was published in the journal...
Biggest obstacles to California coastal access are economic

Biggest obstacles to California coastal access are economic

A report by UCLA and San Francisco State University finds that the cost of trips to the beach prevents many Californians — especially low-income...
Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant...
New York waterways

New technique identifies micropollutants in New York waterways

Cornell University engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources...
Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

One of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change. This could impact the ecology of northern...
How much drought can a forest take?

How much drought can a forest take?

Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in...
marine fisheries

How China is poised for marine fisheries reform

As global fish stocks continue sinking to alarmingly low levels, a joint study by marine fisheries experts from within and outside of China concluded...
How much does a steak really cost?

How much does a steak really cost?

How much does a steak really cost? Or chicken nuggets; or a plate of hummus? New research by Prof. Ron Milo and Alon Shepon of...
President Obama calls clean energy trend “Irreversible”

President Obama calls clean energy trend “Irreversible”

President Barack Obama said trends toward a clean energy economy that have emerged during his two-term presidency "will continue" after he leaves office, according...