The Union of Concerned Scientists describes how warming and drought can cause problems for power generation.
August 03, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
53 million years ago, Antarctica was so warm that palm trees lived along its shores.
August 02, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The opening of large parts of the Arctic Ocean each summer, and the melting of surface ice on northern landscapes, is driving a modern gold rush into the Arctic frontier.
August 01, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
New findings indicate that effects of climate change could increase ozone depletion, UV exposure and skin cancer
July 27, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Over the course of a four day blitz that started on July 8th, surface melting of Greenland's vast glaciers leapt from affecting 40 percent of the surface area up to a staggering 97 percent.
July 25, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Roughly 40,000 years ago, the Neanderthals that lived in the Mediterranean disappeared. Whether they simply up and left, or died off, is anybody’s guess. They were still a common sight in western Europe for another 10,000 years, so outright extinction is off the table. In trying to understand what lead to the Neanderthal’s decline, archaeologists [...]
July 24, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Three elephants were supposed to fly from Toronto the California at the end of next week, but the weather is just too hot for these African animals.
July 23, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
China's per capita CO2 emissions have almost caught up with Europe's.
July 20, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The area between New York City and Philadelphia is the most densely populated in the country. Yet documentary filmaker and environmental journalist Jared Flesher managed to pinpoint what he calls "the last green space" situated between these metropolises, depicting it in the new film "Sourlands."
July 19, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Death Valley, California set an unusual new record last week matching the hottest low temperature ever recorded on Earth.
July 18, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Rising ocean acidity is now considered to be just as much of a formidable threat to the health of Earth’s environment as the atmospheric climate changes
July 18, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine
A team lead by engineers want to spray sunlight-reflecting sulfate particles into the upper atmosphere, a small-scale simulation of a volcanic eruption, to see if they can cool the climate.
July 17, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Drought grips 55% of the US mainland causing a shortfall in crop production, with very low chances of it ending any time soon.
July 17, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Americans are “most confident that their individual actions can help the environment,” while simultaneously, “trailing the rest of the world in sustainable behavior.”
July 13, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Stubborn climate skeptic hold-outs now face more than just the rest of the world's scorn: Their towns might not be on the map in a few years.
July 12, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The future under climate change indicates that rice will soon become an even more abundant staple, thanks to a boost in carbon dioxide that make crops like rice thrive
July 11, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado was the most destructive in the state's history.
July 06, 2012 | By Sarah Laskow
Fracking can go ahead in North Carolina, all because one tired legislator pushed the wrong button.
July 05, 2012 | By Sarah Laskow
According to Scientific American Editor-in-Chief Mariette DiChristina, who is reporting from this year's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Michel said that through the means of genetic engineering and old-school plant selection, scientists could make photosynthesis even better at pulling carbon dioxide from the air.
July 02, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
A devastating storm swept through Washington Friday night. By Saturday morning we were all left wondering, "what in the world had happened?"
July 02, 2012 | By Sarah Zielinski