Significant drought relief is becoming more difficult due to warming. June 17, 2021, 11:22 AM • 8 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article The “megadrought” that’s plaguing much of the western U.S. is a direct consequence of…
The newest member of Congress ran a climate-centric campaign that turned out enough voters in an off-year election to beat President Biden’s 2020 margin of victory in New Mexico.
Our future depends on our acting now to confront the climate crisis by enacting policies to convert our economy from fossil fuels to clean energy. By making this switch, we will also create millions of new jobs, save American households…
Decisions made and actions taken today will shape the world of 2100. Our planet has been warming dramatically since the 1850s because human activity has been putting a blanket of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. That insulating blanket must be…
The sun’s atmosphere, or corona – the wispy part we see during solar eclipses – is hundreds of times hotter than the sun’s visible surface, or photosphere. Why?
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(Georgia Institute of Technology) Georgia Tech researchers find that oxygenation of Earth’s surface is key to the evolution of large, complex multicellular organisms. If cells can access oxygen, they get a big metabolic benefit. However, when oxygen is scarce, it can’t diffuse very far into organisms, so there is an evolutionary incentive for multicellular organisms to be small to ensure most of their cells can still access oxygen.
The Fish and Wildlife Service will take a closer look at two rare plants found only in northwestern New Mexico to see whether they warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act as environmentalists push to stop oil and gas development in the region.
(University of Pennsylvania) With a frilled head and beaked face, Menefeeceratops sealeyi lived 82 million years ago, predating its relative, Triceratops.
(Rice University) Flatfishes rapidly evolved into the most asymmetric vertebrates by changing multiple traits at once, according to a new Rice University study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.