Air pollution cuts 3 years off lifespans in Northern China

A Chinese policy is unintentionally causing people in northern China to live 3.1 years less than people in the south due to air pollution...

Clouds like honeycomb

An innovative network approach to explain polygonal patterns in clouds could help scientists find more accurate descriptions of clouds in computer models of weather...

Urban climate change

Southern cities such as Houston and Tampa -- which faced the wrath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively -- may not be the only...

Earthquake triggers ‘slow motion’ quakes in New Zealand

Slow slip events, a type of slow motion earthquake that occurs over days to weeks, are thought to be capable of triggering larger, potentially...

How openings in Antarctic sea ice affect worldwide climate

In a new analysis of climate models, researchers reveal the significant global effects that seemingly anomalous polynyas, or openings in sea ice, can have....

Cold region ‘tipping point’ now inevitable

The decline of cold regions called periglacial zones is now inevitable due to climate change, researchers say.

USA threatened by more frequent flooding

The East Coast of the United States is threatened by more frequent flooding in the future. According to this study, the states of Virginia,...

Half-a-billion-year-old fossils shed light animal evolution on Earth

Scientists have discovered traces of life more than half-a-billion years old that could change the way we think about how all animals evolved on...

Biodiversity just as powerful as climate change for healthy ecosystems

Biodiversity is proving to be one of humanity's best defenses against extreme weather. In past experiments, diversity has fostered healthier, more productive ecosystems, like...

Ancient wetlands offer window into climate change

Environmental researchers have uncovered a wealth of information about a unique part of Australia that offers never-before-seen insights into climate change since the last...

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