New software tool helps evaluate natural cooling options for buildings
A new, free software tool from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could prove to be a breath of fresh air for architects and designers of ventilation systems for "green" commercial buildings.
Earth Day? In Texas, it's for the birds
Team Sapsucker sped away in a minivan moments after midnight on Earth Day, ears perked and binoculars in hand, in a race to identify a US record number of bird species in a 24-hour period.
Ecological adaptation likely to influence impacts of climate change
Animals' capacity to adapt is a factor in how they are likely to respond to changing climate conditions.
Google backs climate-change weather insurance startup
Google on Monday was among investors pumping $42 million into a climate change inspired technology startup that calculates the chances of crops being ruined by weather.
Dry lake reveals evidence of southwestern 'megadroughts'
There's an old saying that if you don't like the weather in New Mexico, wait five minutes. Maybe it should be amended to 10,000 years, according to new research.
Drier conditions projected to accelerate dust storms in the southwest
Drier conditions projected to result from climate change in the Southwest will likely reduce perennial vegetation cover and result in increased dust storm activity in the future, according to a new study by scientists with ...
Climate change makes butterflies more frequent flyers
Thanks to climate change, butterflies are flying more frequently, further and longer. This makes it easier for them to cope with a fragmented landscape, says Wageningen University doctoral researcher Anouk Cormont in an article ...
Paper archives reveal pollution's history
A new source of climate records is as close as the nearest university library: Back issues of magazines reveal the rise in atmospheric CO2 from burning fossil fuels.
More frequent drought likely in eastern Africa
The increased frequency of drought observed in eastern Africa over the last 20 years is likely to continue as long as global temperatures continue to rise, according to new research published in Climate Dy ...
Study says conservation icons face regular climate extremes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Climate change this century is expected to place substantial strain on the integrity and survival of some of the world's biologically important conservation regions, with most experiencing ...
Researchers show environmental changes may affect vital cooperate bird behaviors
While scientists believe that climate change and related extreme weather events such as drought and flooding will likely affect the earth's flora and fauna, just how much is not known. A new study by researchers Walter Jetz ...
Forging cloud anvils: Pollution particles enlarge and extend the lifetime of storm clouds
Tiny particles of pollutants in the lower atmosphere have a striking effect on cloud anvils, which are created by thunderstorms. That's the conclusion of a team of atmospheric scientists at Pacific Northwest ...
A positive step in the face of uncertainty
Enormous uncertainty. These two words describe the condition of Phoenix's climate and water supply in the 21st century. Reservoirs have dipped to their lowest levels, continuous drought has plagued the state and forecasts ...
Time running out to save climate record held in unique eastern European Alps glacier
A preliminary look at an ice field atop the highest mountain in the eastern European Alps suggests that the glacier may hold records of ancient climate extending back as much as a thousand years.