Community action and climate change

So why did rural Nebraska become the centre of the KXL debate? The original KXL route traversed through the ecologically sensitive Nebraskan Sandhills, which...

Biosphere–atmosphere interactions: Deforestation size influences rainfall

The average size of cleared areas in the Amazon (pictured) has increased over many regions since the 1980s. Deforestation modifies regional moisture cycling as...

Prioritizing forestation based on biogeochemical and local biogeophysical impacts

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 27 September 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01161-zForests take up carbon from the atmosphere but also change Earth’s surface energy balance through biophysical...

Connecting with climate science

A rapid stream of policy changes and an unprecedented public reaction marked the first weeks of the Trump presidency. In response to signs from...

Aerosol-weakened summer monsoons decrease lake fertilization on the Chinese Loess Plateau

The Chinese Loess Plateau (CLP) is the cradle of Chinese civilization, and environmental changes in this region have influenced the historical trajectory of ancient...

Connecting the soil and the soul

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 27 September 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01163-xNature Climate Change spoke to Kostas Stasinopoulos, Assistant Curator at Serpentine Galleries, London, about the Back...

Addendum: Biomass enables the transition to a carbon-negative power system across western North America

Nature Climate Change 5, 230–234 (2015); published online 9 February 2015; addendum published after print 2 March 2017. The authors omitted to cite a paper32...

Slower snowmelt in a warmer world

We use a mix of historical data analysis and controlled regional climate model simulations to test the hypothesis of slower snowmelt in a warmer...

Great tit response to climate change

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 27 September 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01160-0While earlier reproduction in a great tit population is expected to help with warmer springs, oak...

Marine microbiology: Plasticity under acidification

Biol. Lett. 13, 20160774 (2017) IAN CUMING/IKON IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES Ocean acidification has been shown to have different effects on different phytoplankton species. Studies on the effects...

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