Last December, officials representing more than 190 countries met in Paris to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The historic outcome from that conference was the “Paris Agreement” in which each country agreed..
To avoid multiple climate tipping points, policy makers need to act now to stop global CO2emissions by 2050 and meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, a..
JOIDES Resolution is a scientific drilling ship used by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. PETM sediment sections have been recovered during past expeditions of the JOIDES Resolution. Credit: International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) The earliest..
Satellite imagery captures a massive bloom of microscopic phytoplanktonexploding across the Barents Sea. Among the most abundant organisms in the sea, phytoplankton, scientists find, are able to biologically produce methanol — and in quantities that..
A group of scientists says it has now reconstructed the history of the planet’s sea levels arcing back over some 3,000 years — leading it to conclude that the rate of increase experienced in the..
Laboratory rats who breathed Beijing’s highly polluted air gained weight and experienced cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions after three to eight weeks of exposure. A study appearing in the March issue of the Journal of the Federation..
Coniferous (dark green) and broadleaved (light green) trees in summer in Alsace (France) exhibit differences in surface properties. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Feb. 5, 2016, issue of Science, published..
2016 Yale’s Environmental Performance Index Reveals Dire State of Fisheries, Worsening Air Pollution
The 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a Yale-based initiative that evaluates how 180 countries protect ecosystems and human health, finds cause for both optimism and serious concern. Credit: Image courtesy of Yale School of Forestry..
A future ‘fossil’: Keyworth plastic bottle.Credit: Image courtesy of University of Leicester Planet Earth’s oceans and lands will be buried by increasing layers of plastic waste by the mid-century due to human activity, according to..
In University Valley, there is a layer of dry permafrost soil overlaying ice-rich permanently frozen ground. The ice in the permafrost is formed not by liquid water, but by frozen water vapor; the absence of..