Global warming could result in losses for the European wine industry

Slight increases in temperature in Mediterranean regions from global warming could potentially result in labor, productivity and economic losses for the European wine industry,...

Groundwater pumping drying up Great Plains streams, driving fish extinctions

Groundwater pumping from the the High Plains Aquifer has led to long segments of rivers drying up and the collapse of large-stream fishes.

Harmless elements can replace toxic lead in electronics

Most smartphones and other electrical or electronic products contain small amounts of lead, which doesn’t sound like a big problem on its own. But...

Seaside sparrows caught between predators, rising seas

Sea-level rise is a problem for saltmarsh birds, but so is predation, and birds sometimes find themselves caught between two threats: They can nest...

Using treated graywater for irrigation is better for arid environments

'This condition, called 'graywater-induced hydrophobicity,' is likely temporary and disappears quickly following rainwater or freshwater irrigation events,' says a researcher. 'However, it is a...

Scientists design solar cell that captures nearly all energy of solar spectrum

Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing...

Insecticides damage bee socialization and learning skills, study reports

The effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on bees has been widely covered in the news recently, with laboratory-based studies suggesting that the chemicals are harmful,...

Most effective individual steps to tackle climate change aren’t being discussed

Governments and schools are not communicating the most effective ways for individuals to reduce their carbon footprints, according to new research. The study found...

Most comprehensive database on past global changes is online

Climate scientists will now be able to more accurately study the pattern and causes of global surface temperature changes than was previously possible, thanks...

Warm winter events in Arctic becoming more frequent, lasting longer

Arctic winter warming events -- winter days where temperatures peak above 14 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 10 degrees Celsius) -- are a normal part of...

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A lesson on warming, from an icy river.

By THE EDITORIAL BOARDApril 20, 2017In the wilds of the Canadian Yukon, nature has provided fresh evidence of the destructive power of humans, and a stark warning...

Why big animals can't take a little rain.

Melting from glaciers and permafrost was not kind to the large animals of the last Ice Age. The persistent moisture turned grasslands into peatlands and...