To the editor: The article “Historic American towns have endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?” rightly laments how towns along the southeast U.S. coast are facing an “existential crisis” because
And we can't even begin to know how many there are. In a new study, scientists warn that our estimates of global ocean “dead zones” may be woefully low because of misleading biofeedback in the form of
Deserted ski lifts and ruined hotels are some of the relics of a tourist industry that first seduced and then abandoned the Alps, along with cement, steel cables, paved car parks and deforested slopes.
Perdue, Vilsack and leading agricultural groups gathered in a Maryland barn to talk about the farm-country issue that dare not speak its name. The meeting last June in a wood-beamed barn in Newburg, Md.,
For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa’s Zambezi river cascades down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views.
Back in the 1980s, the Arctic's Chukchi Sea would have been largely frozen over by early December. But times, and climes, have changed. Local authorities in the Russian village of Ryrkaypiy, located on
Ice loss, permafrost melt, fires: Trouble in the Arctic and Antarctic could cause shocks to the world’s weather and sea levels sooner than thought, says a new study. Eric Post has observed seasons at same
The Polarstern is a home away from home for the scientists studying the ice over the winter (Credit: Martha Henriques) When there is less sea ice in the Arctic, the ecosystem here stands to change profoundly
We are in an unprecedented era, at no point in human history has carbon dioxide levels been this high, presenting concerning questions over what lies ahead. This week the World Meteorological Organization
As plastics corporations ramp up production, they are also promoting a failing recycling system. Just 9% of plastics get recycled. Traditional plastics are made from extracted oil and gas, and they contribute
The world may already have crossed a series of climate tipping points, according to a stark warning from scientists. This risk is “an existential threat to civilisation”, they say, meaning “we are in state