Ecologist Maria Uriarte investigates the effects of Hurricane Maria on the forests of Puerto Rico, and how long-term climate change may affect them.
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If emissions of greenhouse gases remain high, as many as 143 million “internal migrants” might move within their own countries by 2050.
A new study explores what it will take for the iconic tropical tree to expand into areas that have long been too cold for palm trees to survive.
Researchers report a sharp drop in salinity in the North Atlantic Ocean over the last decade, providing the most detailed look yet at the region’s changing ocean conditions. A continued decline could impact fish stocks and the ocean’s ability to absorb CO2.
If coral reefs continue to degrade, waves on coastlines may substantially increase, leading to greater coastal erosion.
How do you encourage cities to race to the top in sustainability performance?
Many “green” countries depend on imports from more polluting countries. A new index takes this into account and could shake up rankings on global environmental report cards.
Public health researchers run the numbers on creating a park on top of a section of the highway, finding it a worthwhile investment for community health.
A new study looks at the mental biases that prevent people from taking adequate safety measures when a hurricane is on the way.