Scientists have long determined what extinct animals ate by analyzing carbon isotopes locked inside their fossil teeth. But a new study shows that in many cases, they may be plugging the wrong numbers into their equations. The findings may change some views of how mammals, including us, evolved.
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For the fifth year, Columbia University and Tel Aviv University will collaborate to send grad students to the Middle East to learn about the environmental challenges facing communities in Jordan and Israel.
Artificial intelligence is helping us manage the impacts of climate change and protect the environment in many ways.
Intensifying river floods caused by global warming may hamper national economies worldwide, and effects might propagate through global trade and supply networks, a new study says.
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.
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.
Coastal waters play an important role in the carbon cycle by absorbing carbon into sediments or transferring it to the open ocean, a new study confirms.
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.
Stormwater runoff can cause a lot of problems in aquatic ecosystems. Here’s how you can help mitigate those effects.
As our climate changes, some animals seem to be able to adapt while others cannot. What makes adaptation possible? Can humans help it along?