New era of Western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems

Current wildfire policy can't adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, hotter fire seasons climate change is causing, according to a new...

Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery

Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas,...

Cover crops may be used to mitigate and adapt to climate change

Cover crops long have been touted for their ability to reduce erosion, fix atmospheric nitrogen, reduce nitrogen leaching and improve soil health, but they...

‘Detergent’ molecules may be driving fluctuations in atmospheric methane concentrations

Researchers have found that changes in the amount of hydroxyl in the atmosphere may be responsible for the recent increase in global methane that...

New many-toothed clingfish discovered with help of digital scans

Scientists have discovered and named a new genus and species of clingfish after stumbling upon a specimen preserved in a jar dating back to...

Lessons from Parkfield help predict continued fault movements after earthquakes

A new study shows that the San Andreas Fault continued to slip gradually for six to 12 years after the 2004 magnitude 6.0 Parkfield,...

Behind the iron curtain: How methane-making microbes kept the early Earth warm

Using mud pulled from the bottom of a tropical lake, researchers at have gained a new grasp of how ancient microbes made methane in...

Migration from sea-level rise could reshape cities inland

Researchers estimate that approximately 13.1 million people could be displaced by rising ocean waters, with Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix as top destinations for those...

Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappear

A postmortem of the first known case of 'river piracy' in modern times outlines how a retreating glacier in the Yukon diverted water from...

Models, observations not so far apart on planet’s response to greenhouse gas emissions

Recent observations suggest less long-term warming, or climate sensitivity, than the predicted by climate models. But the mismatch is resolved by factoring in that...

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Final notice.

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Species’ traits influenced their response to recent climate change

Using ISI Web of Knowledge we conducted a systematic literature search of all relevant articles—published between 1990 and 2015—that reported an observed change in...

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...