The years 2016 and 2017 were especially bad for the world’s tropical forests as dry, hot weather led to widespread fires that, along with activities like clear-cutting for agriculture, resulted in

Drawing one of the strongest links yet between global warming and human conflict, researchers said on Monday that an extreme drought in Syria between 2006 and 2009 was most likely due to climate ch

It began as something far off and dangerous — a monster storm, a Category 3 hurricane that packed winds of 115 miles an hour as it buzz-sawed through the Caribbean last week, causing more than a bi

The federal government declared BP

Crews on Friday began pumping cement into BP

So-called deepwater rice varieties have a special ability: when the going gets tough, the rice gets growing. The stems elongate rapidly as the paddy floods, keeping the top of the plant above the water, even to depths of 10 feet or more. The elongated, hollow stems act as a snorkel of sorts, allowing gas exchange between the plant tissues and the atmosphere.

One concern about climate change is its potential for disrupting the delicate timing that exists within ecosystems. If warmer temperatures cause a bird to migrate earlier in the spring, for example, it might arrive before there are enough insects for food.

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Sonar has been implicated in some strandings of whales and dolphins, but the mechanism by which acoustic pings might cause disorientation is uncertain.
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Your hair is what you eat. As it grows, hair incorporates carbon, hydrogen and other elements from food and water. So a single strand is like a core sample: chop it into short lengths, analyze each, and you have a record of dietary changes over time.