There is a 24 percent chance that global average temperature could surpass that mark in the next five years
Climate action today will take decades to manifest in global temperatures because of “climate inertia”
Mussels in the lakes, themselves invasive species, may not be able to outcompete Asian carp for food, as previously thought
Old, big trees are dying faster than in the past, leaving younger, less biodiverse forests that store less carbon worldwide.
The company recently overruled its scientific fact-checking group, which had flagged information as misleading
Such a system could bypass the fiber-optic cables that can be severed when storms down utility poles
Much of the warming is linked to natural climate cycles happening thousands of miles away in the tropics
Many species are known to have changed their migration routes in response to the changing climate. They now include mule deer and Bewick’s swans.
Whether these plumes—which can dampen hurricane activity and irritate lungs—will become more common with warming is unclear
Newer models show more future warming than previous ones, and it may be due to how they incorporate clouds
Biological oceanography expert Miriam Goldstein talks about issues facing the oceans. Reporter Adam Levy discusses air pollution info available because of the pandemic. And astrophysicist Andrew Fabian chats about black holes...
By hardening the nation’s streets and highways, trucks would use less fuel and spare the planet carbon emissions. Christopher Intagliata reports.
For the fourth Science on the Hill event, Future Climate: What We Know, What We Don’t, experts talked with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about what goes into modeling our climate—and how such models are used in addition to long-term climate prediction...
The temporary, and limited, reduction in emissions during the pandemic points to the need for larger structural changes
How this thin layer of aerosol particles might impact global climate remains to be seen
Air pollution disproportionately impacts minority communities, and proposed changes would stymie efforts to address the disparity
An ice-core analysis reveals the chemicals that replaced ozone-depleting substances are leading to an increase of nondegradable compounds in the environment
New research helps unravel how vast amounts of plastic particles travel—both regionally and globally—on the wind
A fast fire response will limit the need for mass evacuations and encampments
They can be a source of clean, renewable energy, sustainable food, and more