Hot and bothered: The Sundance Climate Film Festival

ON DECEMBER 5th Al Gore, the former vice-president who has spent the last three decades warning about the dangers of global warming, took the...

Study tracks ‘memory’ of soil moisture

Global map and associated averages, by zone, of a new measure of how long it takes for soil moisture from rainfall to dissipate (estimated...

Tree rings provide snapshots of Earth's past climate

The light and dark rings of a tree. Credit: Flickr Creative Commons user Amanda Tromley. If you look out the window, you can tell if it’s...

NASA dust-on-snow data help Colorado River managers

The snow-capped mountains of Colorado and Utah contain trillions of gallons of water stored in the form of snow. Meltwater from this snow will...

Gas puzzlers: American regulators investigate Fiat Chrysler for emissions cheating

THE priorities of America’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will doubtless change under Donald Trump. Mr Trump may well relax emissions rules for carmakers in...

Aquarius scientist receives international award

Artist's concept of the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft, a collaboration between NASA and Argentina's space agency, with participation from Brazil, Canada, France and Italy. Aquarius, the NASA-built...

A helluva handover: What Donald Trump’s appointments reveal about his incoming administration

HOLED up in Trump Tower, the New York citadel he seems reluctant to leave, Donald Trump detected a tsunami of excitement in the national...

NASA, NOAA data show 2016 warmest year on record globally

Global temperature anomalies averaged from 2012 through 2016 in degrees Celsius. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Data provided by Robert B....

NASA plans another busy year for Earth science fieldwork

Three new NASA field research campaigns get underway around the world this year and nine continue fieldwork to give scientists a deeper understanding of...

Daily chart: Toxic emissions from cars may be several times higher than the legal...

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Why Reagan's vaunted 'starve the beast' plan failed.

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Hot and bothered: The Sundance Climate Film Festival

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Final notice.

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China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

Every year, over 60% of the world’s seaborne cargoes and 30% of the world’s shipping containers pass through China’s ports, creating an air pollution problem Beijing...