California’s wildfire season could determine if the nation’s largest utility continues to exist — at least under its current ownership.
(Dartmouth College) Brazil is one of the top three producers of both soy and corn globally, and its agricultural sector accounts for one-fifth of the country’s economy. Deforestation and land-clearing practices have long been linked to decreases in biodiversity, and increases in temperature, stream flow, fire occurence, and carbon dioxide emissions. According to a Dartmouth study published in Nature Sustainability, these land-clearing practices in Brazil are also altering the climate and can significantly reduce corn yields
Global warming presents a new and growing threat to lands where deer and antelope play. Droughts across the mountains and plains of Wyoming can cut the spring growing season from four months to two. That dries up nutrient-rich green grasses…
However, negotiations to divvy out the deep emissions cuts the world needs in a “fair” way have proven a political nightmare, with richer, more polluting countries backing out of strong commitments and talks falling through time and time again. Eventually,…
Montana will likely see more fires and smoke-filled skies this year than it saw last year, officials said Tuesday.
The use of drive-thru testing sites reveals racial disparities in car ownership. That’s raising concerns that minorities could be tested at lower rates than white people.
In many major Midwestern cities, only a tiny percentage of homeowners at risk of flooding have flood insurance, according to a new report that shows a huge variation in flood coverage across the U.S.
High rivers and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus from farm and urban runoff mean a larger-than-average oxygen-starved “dead zone” is likely this year in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers said Wednesday.
Hundreds of studies on nature-based solutions to extreme events show that “green infrastructure” is often cheaper and more effective than engineered projects like dams, levees and sea walls, according to a new analysis.
A new study finds that about 31 million people worldwide live in coastal regions that are ‘highly vulnerable’ to future tropical storms and sea-level rise driven by climate change. But in some of those regions, powerful defenses are located just offshore, in the forms of mangroves and coral reefs, key buffers that could help cushion the blow against future tropical storms and rising waters.