Skate fish off Canadian coast use epigenetics to survive in warmer water
An atmospheric mechanism is lofting Indian and Chinese pollution into the stratosphere
Birds of prey work where other traditional methods of bird abatement—like scarecrows, pyrotechnics and netting—fail. Emily Schwing reports.
Energy Secretary Moniz says candidates should state their positions on climate solutions
Shortly after Homo sapiens arose, harsh climate conditions nearly extinguished our species. The small population that gave rise to all humans alive today may have survived by exploiting a unique combination of resources along the southern coast of Africa
3,500 aquatic robots descend a mile below the surface and back, every 10 days
U.S. and China lead the way to preventing half-a-degree Celsius rise in global warming
The University of Michigan's Paul Mohai, a leading researcher of issues related to environmental justice, talked about the Flint water crisis at a workshop sponsored by the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, attended by Scientific American contributing editor Robin Lloyd.
With a shorter season of sea ice, polar bears have less access to marine mammals. But switching to a terrestrial diet deprives them of the fatty seal meals they need to thrive.
Intense warming 55 million years ago may not have been driven by volcanoes
Thanks mostly to less coal use at power plants, emissions in the first half of 2016 were lowest since 1991
Al Gore tells crowd that Hillary Clinton will make the “climate crisis” a national priority
A technique called “biosparging” relies on pumping oxygen underground to help naturally occurring microorganisms multiply and consume oil spills.
Millions of people are coming online, and that requires (renewable) energy
When rain fills the massive footprints left by elephants, communities of aquatic invertebrates quickly move in
Alaskan archaeologist Anne Jensen explains why—and what’s at risk of being lost
Eliminating refrigerants known as HFCs could prevent a leap in global warming
Scientists grapple over the extent to which humans are making extreme weather worse
Tropical cyclones like Irene are predicted to be more powerful this year, thanks to natural conditions, but researchers disagree on how to rate that intensity
NOAA storm scientists describe their harrowing trips into a swirling chaos of rain, dust, salt and bacteria