Environment

Iceberg in the Weddell Sea

Antarctic Ice Sheet study reveals 8,000-year record of climate change

An international team of researchers has found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet plays a major role in regional and global climate variability - a...
Mountain glaciers are showing some of the strongest responses to climate change

Mountain glaciers are showing some of the strongest responses to climate change

Mountain glaciers have long been a favorite poster child of climate change. The near-global retreat of glaciers of the last century provides some of...
Climate change may be causing chronic kidney disease via dehydration and heat stress

Climate change may be causing chronic kidney disease via dehydration and heat stress

Climate change may be accelerating rates of chronic kidney disease caused by dehydration and heat stress, according to a paper appearing in a recent...
Polar Bear

What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate

From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are rapidly changing. These changes impact animals that are adapted to specific ecological niches,...
When permafrost melts

When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon?

The Arctic's frozen ground contains large stores of organic carbon that have been locked in the permafrost for thousands of years. As global temperatures rise,...
Soil will absorb less atmospheric carbon than expected

Bleak climate change picture: Soil will absorb far less carbon dioxide than expected

By adding highly accurate radiocarbon dating of soil to standard Earth system models, environmental scientists from the University of California, Irvine have learned a...
Sahara Desert

6,000 years ago the Sahara Desert was tropical, so what happened?

As little as 6,000 years ago, the vast Sahara Desert was covered in grassland that received plenty of rainfall, but shifts in the world's...
Saltwater disposal and earthquakes in Oklahoma.

Manmade earthquakes in Oklahoma on the decline, but risk remains high

New regulations in Oklahoma that call for reductions in the amount of wastewater being injected into seismically active areas should significantly decrease the rate...
Dead-table-corals-killed-by-bleaching

Life and death following Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km swath of reefs...
Yellow-Rumped Warbler

With climate change, not all wildlife population shifts are predictable

Wildlife ecologists who study the effects of climate change assume, with support from several studies, that warming temperatures caused by climate change are forcing...