Sunny California may be getting too sunny. Increasing summer temperatures brought on by a combination of intensifying urbanization and warming climate are driving off once-common morning cloud cover in southern coastal areas of the state, leading to increased risk of wildfires.
Kevin Krajick, Author at State of the Planet
A new study has uncovered when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent.
A forthcoming study of northern India suggests that people living in rural areas are as likely to die prematurely from the effects of poor air quality as those living in cities.
Columbia scientists recently visited the Caribbean island of Barbados, whose fossilized coral reefs contain an exquisite record of how the ocean has risen and fallen in the past.
To help predict the future of sea level rise, scientists are studying ancient corals on the island of Barbados.
A gradual shift in Earth’s orbit that repeats every 405,000 years plays a role in natural climate swings.
An international collaboration will study the wasting of the Thwaites glacier, which already accounts for around 4 percent of current global sea-level rise, and could collapse within decades or centuries.
Two new papers find that the line that divides the moist East and arid West is edging eastward due to climate change—and the implications for farming and other pursuits could be huge.
Researchers survey the damage to Puerto Rico’s forests in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.