Environmental Science

Different Species of Monkeys Are Having Sex Now, But Biologists Don't Mind

"It is nature's way to respond."<p>Hooking up with members of other species is generally frowned upon. But maybe we’re just prudes: As grolar bears, …

Climate Change

California faces steep increase in 'precipitation whiplash,' threatening infrastructure

From late 1861 through early 1862, a megaflood of historic proportions put large parts of the state of California underwater. The state's Central …

Climate Change

Flint Activist Wins Major Environmental Prize

A Flint activist who worked to expose the Michigan city's lead crisis is being hailed as an environmental hero. She's one of the winners of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize.<p>The honor, announced on Monday, recognizes grass-roots environmental activists from around the world.<p>Shortly after the …

News (U.S.)

Political Ecology in China and Laos

Seminar | April 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM<p>Speakers/Performers:Juliet Lu, Department of Environmental …


Dying Great Barrier Reef Forces Scientists to Genetically Engineer Coral

Desperate times call for desperate measures.<p>The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Global ocean temperature rise has bleached and killed coral reefs all …

Climate Change

Speaking Science to Power

Today, on April 23, 2018, a statement was released by 317 members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. It calls for “<i>the Federal Government to</i> …


Unmask temporal trade-offs in climate policy debates

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …


On Earth Day, here are the best tools for keeping tabs on our home planet

We have more information about the health of planet Earth than ever before, and lots of exciting new initiatives that will put data tools at your …


Study shows no drop in pollutants feeding Lake Erie algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A new report finds that the pollutants feeding Lake Erie's toxic algae haven't shown a clear decrease over the past five …

Lake Erie

Earth Day 2018: 6 Quotes from Jane Goodall on Conservation

After decades of activism, she has a few thoughts.<p>To celebrate Earth Day, Google teamed up with legendary primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall to reflect …

Climate Change

NDnano Launches Seed Grant Program; Proposals Due May 31 — Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (ND<i>nano</i>) has announced a seed grant program for Notre Dame faculty in the colleges of science and …

Notre Dame

NASA’s Jim Bridenstine Confirmed by Senate, And Reddit Is Worried

It doesn't look good.<p>President Donald Trump’s nomination for the head of NASA, Representative Jim Bridenstine, received his confirmation from the …

Climate Change

Earth Day and the Hockey Stick: A Singular Message

On the 20th anniversary of the graph that galvanized climate action, it is time to speak out boldly

Climate Change

Could geoengineering cause a climate war?

If country leaders manipulate the weather to do their bidding, could they create political tensions, or even all-out war?<p><i>Could India's vital monsoons</i> …

Climate Change

'Sea Monkeys' show how tiny critters churn ocean - Futurity

Swarms of tiny organisms like krill can create enough turbulence to redistribute ocean waters. The idea "has been almost heretical in oceanography."


Dramatic Shrinking Animal Trend Will Make Cows the Biggest Mammals on Earth

Mammals have been shrinking ever since humans arrived on the scene.<p>Humans are physically small, but as the effects of climate change make abundantly …


U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030 — Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

On May 10th and 11th, Indiana University is hosting one of the Air Force’s Science and Technology 2030 workshops. The purpose of the workshop is to …


Grassland plants show surprising appetite for carbon dioxide

NEWS<p>Results from a long-running field experiment suggest that a major group of plants could thrive as the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere …


Why climate engineers are targeting Earth’s last pristine spots

Do we have any low-risk global geoengineering options ready to deploy now? The answer, according to leading US climatologist Alan Robock, is no. So …


Plants love carbon dioxide, but too much could be bad for them

No one expected this. In the longest-running experiment of its kind, the plants that were supposed to thrive in higher carbon dioxide levels have …


The Great Barrier Reef Lost 29 Percent of Its Coral in a Single Heat Wave

The hotter the water, the sicker the coral.<p>The Great Barrier Reef hides a massive world under the surface of the ocean. But while reefs may seem …

Global Warming

Scientists just learned what makes Yellowstone's supervolcano tick

We all know about the supervolcano boiling underneath Yellowstone – but, until now, we didn’t know what was fueling the cauldron. This week, …


Phytoplankton Population Drops 40 Percent Since 1950. Key biological mechanism disrupted.

<i>“The atmosphere and climate do not respond to hopes or aspirations”.</i> <i>Yale 360</i><p>Earth’s climate is incredibly complex. Scientists are still discovering …

Marine Biology

Exxon sued for stoking drought, floods, and wildfires

Coastal cities like New York and San Francisco have already started legal battles with oil giants for knowingly fueling climate change. Now, …


Sea levels could be rising faster than predicted due to new source of Antarctic ice melting

Sea level rise could be happening at a faster rate than previously thought, as scientists have identified a new source of melting ice in …

Global Warming

Understanding the Climate Clock

The climate has changed on a schedule for millennia. Have humans broken the climate clock?

Climate Change

Five-year study reveals how much carbon China's environmental resources capture

A large team of researchers has conducted a five-year research program in China aimed at measuring the amount of carbon sequestered by environmental …


Climate Lawsuits, Once Limited to the Coasts, Jump Inland

Until recently, communities suing fossil fuel companies over the costs of climate change have been located on the coasts: cities and counties in California, and New York City. But now, the litigation has jumped inland.<p>Boulder and San Miguel Counties in Colorado, along with the city of Boulder, …


Berkeley Center for Social Medicine |

The 2018 Premio Iberoamericano Award Committee of the Latin American Studies Association has awarded an honorable mention to Fruta fresca, cuerpos …

UC Berkeley

Low-Carbon Investment Is Moving Too Slowly to Rein in Warming, U.N. Warns

Not nearly enough money is flowing into low-carbon investments to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord, according to a U.N. report released …