Amazonian river winds unraveled by air pollution observations

River winds are induced by the daily thermal contrast between the land and the river. During the daytime, warmer temperatures over the land lead to lighter air masses that are lifted. The air masses in turn drive onshore ...

1.5C is the climate goal, but how do we get there?

The science is painfully clear: to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius—given that we're already at 1.1C—means slashing carbon pollution in half by 2030, and to zero by mid-century.

Whale migration in our noisy oceans

The long-distance migrations performed by groups of animals offer some of the most spectacular natural phenomena on our planet.

Dark skies ordinance to dim Pittsburgh's light pollution

For decades, the stars in our night sky have been blotted out by artificial light—from streetlamps, residential houses, businesses, construction sites, vehicles, billboards and so on. The glow they emit misdirects light ...

New report finds stark transit inequity in Baltimore

Shortcomings in the Baltimore region's public transit system disproportionately affect low-income and minority neighborhoods, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins University's Department of Environmental Health and ...

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