Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

climate
Rediscovered Coffee Species Tastes Great, Tolerates Warmth: Study
Rediscovered Coffee Species Tastes Great, Tolerates Warmth: Study
Shawna Williams | Apr 20, 2021
Cultivating stenophylla, untapped by the coffee industry for the last century, could help farmers cope with the effects of climate change, researchers suggest.
New Models Improve Long-Term Grass Pollen Forecasts
New Models Improve Long-Term Grass Pollen Forecasts
Asher Jones | Mar 26, 2021
More-accurate predictions of the severity of an upcoming grass pollen season based on rainfall and temperature could help allergy sufferers manage their symptoms.
Image of the Day: Changing Forests
Image of the Day: Changing Forests
Emily Makowski | Nov 27, 2019
Carbon dioxide and temperature need to increase in a constant ratio for plants to keep up with climate change.
Researchers Find Flaws in High-Profile Study on Trees and Climate
Researchers Find Flaws in High-Profile Study on Trees and Climate
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 17, 2019
Four independent groups say the work overestimates the carbon-absorbing benefits of global forest restoration, but the authors insist their original estimates are accurate.
Image of the Day: Pika Populations
Image of the Day: Pika Populations
Emily Makowski | Sep 24, 2019
Geography plays a role in how the small mammals adapt to environmental changes.
Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Michael Graw | Jul 15, 2019
A six-year study across the Tanzanian mountain’s slopes hints at how land-use practices will interact with a changing climate to influence ecosystems around the world.
Image of the Day: Wet Planet
Image of the Day: Wet Planet
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 28, 2019
An analysis of the scars left by long-gone flows reveals that Mars’s rivers may have run even when scientists thought the planet was drying out.
Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies
Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 19, 2019
The Columbia University geochemist is credited with popularizing the term “climate change” and his research shaped the modern understanding of water circulation in the ocean.
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Feb 19, 2019
China’s ongoing Belt and Road Initiative passes through areas that are already at risk of swapping organisms.
2018 Was the Fourth-Hottest Year on Record
2018 Was the Fourth-Hottest Year on Record
Shawna Williams | Feb 6, 2019
The past five years have been the warmest-ever, NASA and NOAA announce.
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Forests are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2019
As sea temperatures rise, mammals and birds may lose their edge over the cold-blooded species they eat, as well as the sharks that hunt them.
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2019
Freshwater fish suffer from low levels of oxygen in the country’s rivers, while bats are unable to survive the extreme air temperatures.
Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction
Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction
Abby Olena | Dec 6, 2018
Simulations of Earth’s climate 252 million years ago reveal that the same symptoms of modern climate change likely account for the time period’s extensive loss of marine life.
Report: US Already Affected by Climate Change
Report: US Already Affected by Climate Change
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2018
If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, the country’s economy, infrastructure, and health of its population will suffer, according to government scientists.
Study Fingers Bitcoin as Major Climate Change Culprit
Study Fingers Bitcoin as Major Climate Change Culprit
Shawna Williams | Oct 29, 2018
Researchers predict that activity around the digital currency could single-handedly push warming above 2 °C within 30 years, but other experts say the conclusion is flawed.
President Trump Picks Meteorologist to Lead OSTP
President Trump Picks Meteorologist to Lead OSTP
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2018
The nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier has been met positively by members of the scientific community.
Humanity May Have Flourished After Supervolcano Eruption
Humanity May Have Flourished After Supervolcano Eruption
Diana Kwon | Mar 13, 2018
A new study counters the popular theory that after Mount Toba blew its top 74,000 years ago, humans almost went extinct.
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
Catherine Offord | Dec 11, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.