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...
Fine dust from the burning rain forest could exacerbate coronavirus infections amid signs that the blazes might be particularly severe in 2020
The temporary, and limited, reduction in emissions during the pandemic points to the need for larger structural changes
Three-dimensional printed coral-like structures were able to support the algae that live in real corals, which could help restore reefs and grow algae for bioenergy production.
How this thin layer of aerosol particles might impact global climate remains to be seen
The ancient supervolcano under the national park was much more explosive in its early history and could be slowing down, a new study suggests
In California and Florida alone, such codes have prevented $1 billion a year in structural damage
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
A new report says that only six of 46 clean energy sectors are making enough progress to limit warming to under 2 degrees Celsius
A smart combination of math and policy choices can determine a practical tax that will cut CO2 emissions
Right whales, other whales and turtles get caught in lobster trap lines, but fewer lines can maintain the same lobster catch levels.
Such reviews are intended to allow community input and minimize harm to the environment
An Arctic heat wave ushered in the start of the melt season two weeks earlier than average
Prey animals flash biochemically produced light to confuse elephant seals hunting in the dark. But at least one seal turned the tables.
The impacts of floods can exacerbate existing racial and social inequality
The Silent Cities project is collecting sound from cities around the planet during the coronavirus pandemic to give researchers a database of natural sound in areas usually filled with human-generated noise...
Geological evidence shows glaciers retreated by as much as 6 miles in a year at the end of the last ice age