Strange waves in the jet stream foretell a future full of heat waves and floods
Widespread and sometimes drastic marine oxygen declines are stressing sensitive species—a trend that will continue with climate change
An asteroid impact and volcanoes acting together could have done in the beasts, new rock dates indicate
When our planet’s magnetosphere nearly disappeared 565 million years ago, it may have almost taken all life with it
As northern landscapes warm, researchers are looking to understand the role of lakes in the carbon cycle
Scientists have discovered the culprit: how the sun squeezes Earth’s magnetic tail
Wild swings from pipe-bursting cold to spring-like warmth seem to be on the rise
Polar melt could have more complicated climate impacts than previously thought
The salt and chemicals in the brine left over from desalination can threaten local marine ecosystems
Humpback populations from the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet up south of Africa and trade song stylings.
Strings of ocean storms called atmospheric rivers flood California and other western coastlines, although sometimes they can be beneficial
Even if ambitious climate targets are met, Himalayan glaciers could lose a third of their volume
Garnet is the January birthstone. It doesn't always form how you might expect...
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...
Ice in the hole disappeared in the last three years, worrying scientists about future ice loss
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.
Cod egg survival stays high with limited warming, but plummets when the temperature rises a few degrees Celsius in their current spawning grounds.
There are many cheap and effective ways to provide safe water to the world’s poor regions. But projects often fail due to inadequate planning, maintenance or persuasive power