Popular Science articles about Earth & Climate
New research has highlighted the value of a modern logging technique for maintaining biodiversity in tropical forests that are used for timber production.
The recent slowdown in climate warming is due, at least in part, to natural oscillations in the climate, according to a team of climate scientists, who add that these oscillations...
When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes -- the plants they normally serve, researchers report in...
A team of scientists lead by Danish geologist Nicolaj Krog Larsen have managed to quantify how the Greenland Ice Sheet reacted to a warm period 8,000-5,000 years ago. Back then...
University of Iowa researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American prairie can remove soil laden with PCBs, toxic chemicals once used for...
The ecosystems of the Adriatic Sea have weathered natural climate shifts for 125,000 years, but humans could be rapidly altering this historically stable biodiversity hot spot, a University of Florida...
The "Hockey Stick" graph, a simple plot representing temperature over time, led to the center of the larger debate on climate change, and skewed the trajectory of at least one...
The activity of the Sun is an important factor in the complex interaction that controls our climate. New research now shows that the impact of the Sun is not constant over time, but has greater significance when the Earth is...
We make hundreds, possibly thousands, of decisions each day without having full knowledge of what will happen next. Life is unpredictable, and we move forward the best we can despite...
Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide's greenhouse effect at Earth's surface for the first time. The researchers, led by scientists from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley...
Geysers like Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park erupt periodically because of loops or side-chambers in their underground plumbing, according to recent studies by volcanologists at the University of California,...
Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute...
A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate...
The agricultural development of a region of eastern China is ecologically unsustainable and actions are needed soon to reverse its decline, according to a new study by geographers at the...
Circling hundreds of miles above Earth, weather satellites are working round-the-clock to provide rainfall data that are key to a complex system of global flood prediction.
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- No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370
- Volcanic eruptions increase size of island south of Japan
- William Shatner: 'I feel really awful' about missing Leonard Nimoy's funeral
- North Korea fires two ballistic missiles as U.S.-South Korea training drills begin
- Man has a seizure while skydiving at 9,000 feet
- U.S. rings in March with severe winter weather
- Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn take polar plunge in Chicago
- Corn for Home Heat: A Green Idea That Never Quite Popped
- Cédric Villani: ‘Mathematics is about progress and adventure and emotion’
- Thousands march near Kremlin to mourn slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov
- Atlanta Hawks top Miami Heat despite sitting Teague, Horford
- Arizona escapes Utah with share of Pac-12 title
- Burke lifts Utah Jazz over Milwaukee Bucks
- Rain, ice, snow expected in new winter storms moving southwest to northeast
- Kanye West: 'I'm sorry, Beck'
- Rwanda urged to take legal action against BBC over genocide documentary
- Will Smith's 'Focus' is No. 1 at the North American box office
- Jodeci's new album set for release March 31
- Wheat reached England before farming
- The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth
- Drone Researchers Find a New Frontier in Alaska
- California Farmers Facing Another Scramble for Water
- 9 killed in Missouri shootings
- Italian twins reel in 298-pound River Po catfish
- Submarine data used to investigate turbulence beneath Arctic ice
- Jeb Bush takes to unfriendly CPAC stage, possible walkout
- February weather records broken in N.Y.C., elsewhere
- Switzerland 1st country to submit pledge for UN climate pact
- Duke survives Virginia Tech in OT
Popular Climate news
- First direct observation of carbon dioxide's increasing greenhouse effect at the Earth's surface
- Caribbean coral findings may influence Barrier Reef studies
- Reconstructing topsy-turvy paleoclimate of western US 21,000 years ago
- Massive amounts of Saharan dust fertilize the Amazon rainforest
- Embrace unknowns, opt for flexibility in environmental policies