World needs ambitious zero percent new plastic waste target by 2040

The United Nations is being urged to make a bold pledge and set a target of zero for new plastic pollution by 2040 in its upcoming Global...

Scientists unravel the process of meltwater in ocean depths

An international team of researchers has discovered why fresh water, melted from Antarctic ice sheets, is often detected below the surface of the ocean,...

A warming world increases air pollution

The new study shows that the contrast in warming between the continents and sea, called the land-sea warming contrast, drives an increased concentration of...

Global warming combined with other changes in the environment presents ‘double whammy’ for birds

A new study rolls back the curtain on half a century of evidence detailing the impact of climate change on more than 60 different bird...

Nuclear war could trigger big El Niño and decrease seafood

A nuclear war could trigger an unprecedented El Niño-like warming episode in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, slashing algal populations by 40 percent and likely...

Four ways to advance equity and justice goals in climate action planning

Municipal climate action plans often identify equity and justice as goals, but engagement with these concepts is mostly rhetorical. A new study details how...

Satellites are key to monitoring ocean carbon

Satellites now play a key role in monitoring carbon levels in the oceans, but we are only just beginning to understand their full potential.

Sea-level change in Southeast Asia 6,000 years ago has implications for today

Sea level in Southeast Asia fluctuated wildly -- and naturally -- more than 6,000 years ago, twice rising nearly two feet in a period...

New research reveals remarkable resilience of sea life in the aftermath of mass extinctions

Pioneering research has shown marine ecosystems can start working again, providing important functions for humans, after being wiped out much sooner than their return...

Sea-surface temps during last interglacial period like modern temps

Sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation period were like those of today, a new study reports. The trend is worrisome, as sea levels during...

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