Even if ambitious climate targets are met, Himalayan glaciers could lose a third of their volume
Rapid glacier retreat could put coastlines underwater sooner than anticipated
Scientific American collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski talks to managing editor Curtis Brainard about how warming in the Arctic affects us all. And glaciologist Elizabeth Case takes us out near Juneau to study and live on the shifting ice...
The world’s southernmost continent is jettisoning six times more ice now than it was four decades ago
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Papua New Guinea to Kazakhstan, including one on the slow slide of Mount Etna in Italy.
Extreme weather, armed conflict and mismanagement are ruining swaths of crops
Cod egg survival stays high with limited warming, but plummets when the temperature rises a few degrees Celsius in their current spawning grounds.
More in some places, less in others, the trends are both clear and complicated
The official federal announcement of global temperatures has been delayed by the U.S. government shutdown
Rep. Kathy Castor, head of the revamped House climate committee, says the panel will be working on a policy road map for global warming
Weather fluctuations change how much excess carbon soil can absorb from the atmosphere
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is headed to bankruptcy after downed power lines are blamed for several large wildfires
Mountain glaciers are an important source of freshwater for wildlife and human communities
In an annual World Economic Forum report, climate change, extreme weather and biodiversity loss were named among the highest global risks
Understanding how microbial communities change after a fire can help researchers to predict how an ecosystem will recover
Several companies are diversifying their businesses, from biofuels to electric vehicles
The White House has been looking at reallocating money earmarked to address flood risks
Climate change is shifting population numbers and nest building by resident and migratory birds in Europe—sometimes leading to deadly conflict. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Earth’s seas are absorbing excess heat 40 percent faster than previous estimates
Several projects face opposition from local residents and environmental groups