Looking for ‘fingerprints’ at the intersection of weather and climate

Scientists have found the seasonal 'fingerprints' of Arctic sea ice, El Nino, and other climate phenomena in a new study that probes the global...

Rapid decline of Arctic sea ice a combination of climate change and natural variability

The dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is caused by a mixture of global warming and a natural, decades-long atmospheric hot...

After Deepwater Horizon spill: Which animals weathered the disaster

A new study from a Coastal Waters Consortium team of researchers has found which birds, fish, insects and other animals affected by the Deepwater...

A perfect storm of fire and ice may have led to snowball Earth

What caused the largest glaciation event in Earth's history, known as 'snowball Earth'? Geologists and climate scientists have been searching for the answer for...

Democrats and Republicans draw different conclusions when seasons are too hot or too cold

When the weather is unseasonably hot or cold, Americans across the political spectrum have even stronger views about whether climate change caused by human...

Looming crisis of the much decreased fresh-water supply to Egypt’s Nile delta

A multi-year study of Egypt's Nile Delta places the country's major breadbasket at serious risk. The soil-rich delta evolved as the result of natural...

Red tides can be predicted, new study shows

For over a century scientists have been trying to understand what causes red tides to form in coastal areas seemingly out of nowhere. Using...

Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass

A team of scientists has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to...

How to brew high-value fatty acids with brewer’s yeast

Researchers have succeeded in producing fatty acids in large quantities from sugar or waste containing sugar with the help of yeasts.

Increased water availability from climate change may release more nutrients into soil in Antarctica

As climate change continues to impact the Antarctic, glacier melt and permafrost thaw are likely to make more liquid water available to soil and...

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