Amazon forest: Areas with higher rainfall variability are more resilient to climate change

The Amazon rainforest has evolved over millions of years and even through ice ages. Yet today, human influences and global climate change put this...

How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities

A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the...

Understanding carbon cycle feedbacks to predict climate change at large scale

Researches have identified long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. They describe how such an effort, could absorb as much as 135 gigatons...

Research forms complex picture of mercury pollution in a period of global change

This study looks at how climate change and land use modification impact mercury pollution in wetlands.

Arctic sea ice loss in the past linked to abrupt climate events

A new study on ice cores shows that reductions in sea ice in the Arctic in the period between 30-100,000 years ago led to...

Melting ice sheets may cause ‘climate chaos’ according to new modelling

The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century -- in part, because the water from melting ice sheets...

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...

Lessons from the Polar Vortex: Build resilient and passive

Our houses have become lifeboats.

Not only do Gulf of Aqaba corals survive climate change but their offspring may...

Parent corals from the Gulf of Aqaba that experience increased temperatures and ocean acidification stress during the peak reproductive period are not only able...

Environmental ‘time bomb’ warning for world’s groundwater reserves

Future generations could be faced with an environmental 'time bomb' if climate change is to have a significant effect on the world's essential groundwater...

Latest news

Popular Articles

500 incredibly rare monkeys found deep in Vietnam forest

Prior to the discovery, fewer than 1,000 grey-shanked doucs were known to exist, making them one of the 25 most endangered primates on the...

Trump and science: Protesters gather in Boston to “stand up for science”

LYNYRD SKYNYRD'S “Sweet Home Alabama” is a strange choice of song to open a rally of scientists. Written in 1973, the southern anthem was...

The conservative carbon tax: Right idea, wrong tool.

March 13, 2017 — Recently some U.S. conservative leaders proposed a carbon tax to hedge the risks associated with climate change. We welcome these...

Biogeochemistry: Land CO2 sink drivers

Nature 541, 516–520 (2017) Year to year, variations in the rate of atmospheric CO2 growth arise primarily from fluctuations in carbon uptake by ecosystems on...

Boko Haram terrorists thriving on climate crisis: report

Chronic drought around Lake Chad is reinforcing terrorist group Boko Haram’s stronghold on the region, a report commissioned by the German government has warned.Some...