The world's oceans and seas have already absorbed an enormous amount of excess heat in our climate system, according to a new UN report. And the risks of dire consequences for marine and coastal life will get significantly worse if…
A quarter of Earth’s permafrost is expected to thaw by 2100 even if climate goals are met, which could release up to 400 billion metric tons of carbon into the air.
By Morteza Taiebat, Ming Xu, The Conversation
A recent study, published on September 10, sheds light on the global carbon footprint of U.S. households.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Fresh off a climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders have gathered at the United Nations to demand radical moves to fight climate change.
By Paul Solman
The United Nations has called climate change the “defining issue of our time.” But new analyses suggest the planet’s temperature will rise by even more than the UN had estimated -- and that warming creates ever-increasing energy consumption due to…
The Gulf of Maine is known for lobsters, which form the foundation of an industry critical to the state’s economy. Due to climate change, the waters off southern New England have become too warm for the temperature-sensitive crustaceans, leaving Maine…
The publisher issued a major correction to a study claiming smartphones make millennials grow horns. But here's why this move won't kill the myth.
By Tom Casciato
The "many worlds" theory in quantum mechanics suggests that with every decision you make, a new universe springs into existence containing what amounts to a new version of you. Bestselling author and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll discusses the concept and…
By Nicholas Conn, The Conversation
Despite physician recommendations, fewer than 10% of congestive heart failure patients monitor themselves for symptoms of deterioration.
By Csilla Ari D'Agostino, The Conversation
How is NASA preparing astronauts for high-stress living on the moon? Turns out the answer is by living in undersea bases just off the coast of Florida in a lab known as Aquarius Reef Base.
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