Researchers survey the damage to Puerto Rico’s forests in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
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Ecologist Maria Uriarte investigates the effects of Hurricane Maria on the forests of Puerto Rico, and how long-term climate change may affect them.
If emissions of greenhouse gases remain high, as many as 143 million “internal migrants” might move within their own countries by 2050.
Soil naturally absorbs a huge amount of carbon. Some scientists think we can use it to our advantage in the fight against global warming.
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA released today.
As the Arctic warms, the unfreezing of permafrost poses a threat to the planet.
Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flooding risks across the globe by the 2040s, says a new study.
A new study projects that in coming decades the effects of high humidity in many areas may surpass humans’ ability to work or, in some cases, even survive.
As climate warms, the surface of the Greenland ice sheet is melting, and all that meltwater ends up in seasonal rivers that flow to the sea. At least that is what scientists have assumed until now. A new study has shown that some of the meltwater is actually being soaked into porous subsurface ice and held there, at least temporarily.
Thousands of years before Biblical times, during a period when temperatures were unusually high, the lands around the Dead Sea now occupied by Israel, Jordan and surrounding nations suffered megadroughts far worse than any recorded by humans. Warming climate now threatens to return such conditions to this already hard-pressed region.