Ron Naveen used to be a lawyer for the EPA, but he left government in the 1980s to start Oceanites, a nonprofit that tracks the health of penguins that breed on the Antarctic Peninsula. Now, that 800-mile stretch of land…
Even if the Great Barrier Reef is someday covered in coral once again, its architecture and structure won’t be the same, according to a new study.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
Mangroves are prevalent in tropical south Florida, but the plants have been moving farther north as climate change makes freezing weather less common. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the plant's encroachment and what it means for the future of coastal ecosystems.
By Ayurella Horn-Muller, Climate Central
Ranges of mangroves have naturally waxed and waned over the years, influenced by the weather, but with climate change has come a crucial reduction in crop- and tree-killing freeze events.
By Nsikan Akpan
Research shows that most people prefer (and potentially have always preferred throughout history) their partisan leanings over weighing things objectively.
By the end of this century almost all of the world’s population could be exposed to mosquito-borne diseases once limited to the tropics, according to a new study.
The U.S. government estimates that the consequences of climate change are already costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars. But even if we stopped using fossil fuels immediately, the globe would continue to warm due to an existing buildup…
By Gretchen Frazee
Increased soybean production in Brazil could cause up to 32 million acres of deforestation in the Amazon, more land than in New York state.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Schools, houses of worship, shopping malls — anywhere that people who are not related to one another congregate indoors — will be off limits for unvaccinated children in Rockland County, New York.
By Karen Weintraub, Scientific American
A new study points toward neuron formation in the human brain’s hippocampus up through the ninth decade of life, which implications for memory and disease.
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