(Penn State) The Arctic sea is consuming Alaska’s coastline. Since 1955, the rising water has eroded more than 300 meters of permafrost — the frozen soil that helps protect the Arctic’s delicately balanced ecosystem. It also serves as the foundation upon which hundreds of villages and thousands of people exist.
[embedded content] We’re only a few days into autumn and several feet of snow have fallen in the northern Rockies and across western parts of the U.S., including Montana, Washington and Oregon. In Montana, where some areas received as much…
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro yesterday accused critics at home and in the global north of assaulting his nation’s territorial rights under the guise of protecting the Amazon.
House Democrats highlighted four bills yesterday that would squeeze the fossil fuel industry on several fronts, from tougher environmental rules to stricter financial regulations.
Tucked into the Trump administration’s assessment on the first oil and gas leasing program for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a blunt denial that there’s a “climate crisis.”
The planet’s oceans, coasts and polar regions are in the throes of a climate emergency, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in a sweeping report released this morning.
An evolutionary biologist has spent more than three decades studying the skulls of many species of large carnivores — including wolves, lions and tigers — that lived from 50,000 years ago to the present. She reports today the answer to a puzzling question.
Dust devils are common are common on Earth, but ubiquitous on Mars, a desert world. Scientists are using drones carrying cameras and other instruments to gain new insights.
(American Geophysical Union) Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California’s San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause the fungal infection’s range to more than double in size this century, reaching previously unaffected areas across the western U.S.
The lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan are filled with liquid methane, not water, and some are surrounded by steep rims. A new study suggests these features might have been caused by explosions of warming nitrogen, which created Titan’s lake basins long ago.