Category: Climate

The Hermit Who Inadvertently Shaped Climate-Change Science

Billy Barr moved to the Rocky Mountains four decades ago, got bored one winter, and decided to keep a notebook that has become the stuff of legend.

Changing atmospheric conditions may contribute to stronger ocean waves in Antarctica

A new study led by Colorado State University provides important details on the extent of sea ice, which can protect ice shelves from the impacts of ocean storms, in the Antarctic Peninsula.

VIDEO: Time-Lapse Google Maps Show How The World Is Changing

Google Earth’s time lapse videos of earth’s landscape could make you think about the great baseball player Yogi Berra.

Biologist’s ant research provides long-term look at effects of climate change

Many scientists have attempted to tackle how climate change will affect the natural world by determining the thermal tolerance of various species, then predicting what will happen to them as our world warms.

Flood threats changing across US

A University of Iowa study finds the threat of flooding is increasing in the northern half of the United States and declining in the South.

Murmansk’s silver lining: Arctic city expects renaissance with ice melt

The largest city in the Russian Arctic expects global warming to change its trading fortunes with the revival of the northern sea route

First detection of ammonia in the upper troposphere

Population is growing, climate is warming — hence, emission of ammonia (NH3) trace gas from e.g. agriculture will increase worldwide.

6,000 years ago the Sahara Desert was tropical, so what happened?

As little as 6,000 years ago, the vast Sahara Desert was covered in grassland that received plenty of rainfall, but shifts in the world’s weather patterns abruptly transformed the vegetated region into some of the driest land on Earth.

Signs of climate change at Arctic tree line

In northern Alaska’s Brooks Range, the earth as most of us know it comes to an end. From Fairbanks, the northernmost city on the North American road grid, drive up the graveled Dalton Highway.

Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought

Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century.