Delayed plant flowering and nesting meant some Arctic animals’ offspring likely did not survive the winter
Researchers trapped in the central Arctic Ocean for a year prepare to unlock secrets of the region’s changing climate
Warm ocean waters cut deep channels in the ice that exacerbate melting and sea level rise
About 70 percent of our planet’s surface is covered with water, and it plays an important role in our daily lives. But how did water get on Earth in the first place?
In the first global estimate of its kind, researchers tally an incredible 5,600 species harvested for commercial use—and predict which ones could be next
Adult corals can reshuffle their symbiotic algae species to adapt to warming waters—and, it appears they can pass those adaptations on. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Hungary to Japan, including one about a wine grape in France that DNA testing shows has been cultivated for almost a millennium...
Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy talks with Scientific American’s Andrea Thompson about the widespread benefits of taking action against climate change.
The large, disk-shaped Dickinsonia roamed in search of food 550 million years ago
A new U.N. report predicts more powerful storms, increased risk of flooding and dwindling fisheries if greenhouse-gas output doesn’t fall
BBC and Netflix nature documentaries consistently shy away from showing viewers the true extent to which we’ve damaged the planet. Christopher Intagliata reports.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres is trying to push countries to ratchet up their emissions reduction efforts
New data suggest the New York Railroad Storm could have surpassed the intensity of the famous Carrington Event of 1859
Or how I was reminded that the publication date can be quite deceptive
Global warming is already taking a higher toll than researchers projected, a new study says
At 466 million years ago, the breakup of a large space rock may have led to major changes in our planet’s biodiversity
Slash-and-burn farming may actually harm local crops as a result of increased temperatures
Microplastic particles are everywhere, but in freshwater systems, 60 percent of particles are clothing lint from laundry.
Even trees that look as if they survived will die in the coming years, because they did not evolve fire-resistant features
Lava flow records and sedimentary and Antarctic ice core data show evidence of planetary magnetic field activity 20,000 years before the beginning of the last pole reversal.