Popular Science articles about Earth & Climate
An article by JRC scientists published today in Science, reveals that the biophysical effects of forest losses substantially affect the local climate by altering the average temperature and even more...
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2015 was the hottest year on record. According to a University of Missouri...
In 2010, a research team garnered attention when it published evidence of finding the first animals living in permanently anoxic conditions at the bottom of the sea. But a new...
A James Cook University researcher has found more than three quarters of Australians regard the Great Barrier Reef as part of their national identity and nearly 90 per cent believe...
A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The study...
The smooth surfaces of much of the plastic waste rapidly increasing in the ocean appear to provide poor habitat for animals -- that is, until barnacles step in.
How do you find your food? Most animal species, whether they rummage through a refrigerator or stalk prey in the wild, obtain nutrients by consuming living organisms. Plants, for the...
Detailed maps of the world's natural landscapes could help scientists to better predict the impacts of future climate change.
Agricultural expansion is a leading cause of wild species loss and greenhouse gas emissions. However, as farming practices and technologies continue to be refined, more food can be produced per...
El Niño is fairly well understood, and by now it's a household word. But another huge system in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans, which wreaks similar havoc in world...
Climate News in Images
- Taiwan rattled by another strong earthquake, building collapse reported
- BMX legend Dave Mirra dead at 41
- One dead, three injured in New York City crane collapse
- Oregon police officer shot, killed while serving warrant
- Secondhand smoke: Nations producing less greenhouse gas most vulnerable to climate change
- U.S. Coast Guard receives fifth C-27J aircraft
- EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river
- Utah lawmaker: Pornography a public health crisis
- Sakurajima volcano erupts in southern Japan
- Environmental Science: Learning to Live Small (in a Dumpster)
- Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-off
- EPA’s Early Sampling Results Confirm Lead-Removal Filters are Working as Expected
- [Report] Europe’s forest management did not mitigate climate warming
- Winter storm dumps snow on New Hampshire ahead of primaries
- How tree planting in Europe may have actually boosted global warming
- Satellite measurements of ocean color, temperature help researchers predict sturgeon locations
- Southwest sliding into a new normal: Drier conditions
- VW postpones earnings release, annual meeting
- Feline Friends: Leopard Cats Likely Domesticated in Ancient China
- At least 36 die In India as bus plunges into river
- First research links California quakes to oil operations
- European soil threats: What, where and why?
- Walking on water: Researchers unravel science of skipping spheres
- Job cuts in Australia target climate scientists
- US seafood traceability program proposed to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud
- Yellow Sea a narrowing bottleneck for migratory birds
- Stronger tropical cyclones are more common than moderate ones
- Ice skaters use 'boar curling' to rescue stranded pigs from the ice
- The Earth shook, but it wasn't an earthquake
- Seeing carbon dioxide as a raw material rather than a waste product could lead to a more sustainable future