We’re developing a technique that uses ice-penetrating radar to measure how quickly snow turns to ice. To take our measurements, we needed to camp out in the Juneau icefields for a few weeks.
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As the world warms, plants may benefit but pollen allergies will likely get worse.
The Apollo missions brought back unique samples from the moon that have been analyzed by researchers around the world. This data is getting lost and forgotten. A new database collects it and makes it easy to find and use.
A new study combs through the factors that can promote wildfires in California, and concludes that in many cases, warming climate is the decisive driver.
Climate models predict that as a result of human-induced climate change, the surface of the Pacific Ocean should be warming. But one key part is not.
A recent study finds that you don’t need to be an expert to gather information that aids disaster prediction and response.
After a decade of development in Africa, the ENACTS initiative is expanding to Bangladesh this year.
Lynn Sykes, a pivotal figure in the development of plate tectonics, discusses a new memoir of his career.
Climate change will require that we rebuild our flood control systems in new and creative ways. We will need more research on climate impacts to do this successfully and we will need to moderate the rate of those impacts to ensure that what we build doesn’t quickly become outdated.
Researchers and businesses are finding innovative ways to use carbon dioxide captured from power plants or the air.