COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Have Negligible Effect on Climate Change
COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Have Negligible Effect on Climate Change
A new study finds reductions in greenhouse gases are insufficient to substantially slow warming, and the authors argue that to continue the benefits of reduced emissions, policymakers will need to adopt green economic recovery strategies.
COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Have Negligible Effect on Climate Change
COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Have Negligible Effect on Climate Change

A new study finds reductions in greenhouse gases are insufficient to substantially slow warming, and the authors argue that to continue the benefits of reduced emissions, policymakers will need to adopt green economic recovery strategies.

A new study finds reductions in greenhouse gases are insufficient to substantially slow warming, and the authors argue that to continue the benefits of reduced emissions, policymakers will need to adopt green economic recovery strategies.

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New Study Bumps Global Emperor Penguin Numbers by 10 Percent
New Study Bumps Global Emperor Penguin Numbers by 10 Percent
Amanda Heidt | Aug 5, 2020
Satellite images of penguin poop reveal eight entirely new colonies and confirm the existence of another three first reported in the 1960s.
Arctic Swelters Under 38 °C Heat Wave
Arctic Swelters Under 38 °C Heat Wave
Amanda Heidt | Jun 24, 2020
The possibly record-breaking temps follow the warmest winter on record in the region.
Insect Study Reveals Mixed Bag of Population Trends
Insect Study Reveals Mixed Bag of Population Trends
Amy Schleunes | Apr 26, 2020
Terrestrial insect populations decreased while freshwater populations increased, and though the results are more nuanced than those of previous observations of widespread decline, experts say they are cause for concern.
Monarchs Covered 53 Percent Less Area in Mexico this Winter
Monarchs Covered 53 Percent Less Area in Mexico this Winter
Ashley Yeager | Mar 16, 2020
The decline in total occupied forest may not equate to an overall loss in butterfly numbers, but scientists are still concerned that their populations are suffering.
Interior Department Distorted Climate Change Evidence: Report
Interior Department Distorted Climate Change Evidence: Report
Kerry Grens | Mar 3, 2020
Agency documents, including scientific analyses, included language that misrepresents the uncertainty surrounding climate change, according to a New York Times investigation.
Enter a Ghost Forest
Enter a Ghost Forest
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2020
Take a tour of a forest killed by salt inundation brought by rising seas—a powerful reminder that climate change is affecting ecosystems around the world.
Tree Rings, Wildfires, and Climate
Tree Rings, Wildfires, and Climate
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2020
Dendrochronologist Valerie Trouet explains what researchers can learn about the climate of the past by looking at tree rings.
Sowing Seeds of Change
Sowing Seeds of Change
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2020
Watch Profilee Joanne Chory deliver a TED talk on her project to breed climate change–busting plants.
Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests
Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
Rising sea levels are pushing salty tides and storm surges farther inland, leading to the forest death and a shift from forested habitats to marsh.