A future of thirst: Water crisis lies on the horizon
The next time your throat is as dry as a bone and the Sun is beating down, take a glass of clean, cool water.
Researchers examine fate of methane following the Deepwater Horizon spill
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly five million gallons of oil and up to 500,000 tons of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico offshore waters over a period of 84 days. In the face of a seemingly ...
Researching an endangered relationship
Imperfect together? Climate change could endanger the relationship between bees and the plants they pollinate say NJIT Researchers.
White House calls for urgent climate change action
The White House called Tuesday for urgent action to combat climate change, as it released a study on the impact of global warming across the United States and key sectors of the US economy.
Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans' lives (Update 2)
Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is likely to get worse and more expensive, says a new federal report that is heating ...
The effects of climate change on the ecological role of bees
The timing has been beautifully choreographed by nature. Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food—and which they propagate ...
UN chief urges 'bold' action to curb global warming
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged "bold" actions by countries around the world to reduce greenhouse emissions and fight global warming.
The identification of endangered species
In a time of global climate change and rapidly disappearing habitat critical to the survival of countless endangered species, there is a heightened sense of urgency to confirm the return of animals thought ...
Urbanization, higher temperatures can influence butterfly emergence patterns
An international team of researchers has found that a subset of common butterfly species are emerging later than usual in urban areas located in warmer regions, raising questions about how the insects respond ...
Study provides new metric for comparing the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide
In formulating policies to address greenhouse gas emissions, or evaluating the potential impact of different energy technologies on global climate change, one of the thorniest issues is how to account for ...
Avoiding alien marine invaders
Picture a young man seated on the deck of an old wooden sailing ship, a whaling vessel made of white oak, yellow pine and hemlock, built in 1841, the last of its kind. He is reading—what else?—"Moby Dick."
Study links California drought to global warming
While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it is not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought ...
Study finds accelerated soil carbon loss, increasing the rate of climate change
Research published in Science today found that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change.
Fiction prepares us for a world changed by global warming
Climate fiction, or simply cli-fi, is a newly coined term for novels and films which focus on the consequences of global warming. New research from University of Copenhagen shows how these fictions serve ...