Monarchs Covered 53 Percent Less Area in Mexico this Winter
Monarchs Covered 53 Percent Less Area in Mexico this Winter
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.
Monarchs Covered 53 Percent Less Area in Mexico this Winter
Monarchs Covered 53 Percent Less Area in Mexico this Winter

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.

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.

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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.
Climate Change Is Killing East Coast Forests
Climate Change Is Killing East Coast Forests
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
As the salty Atlantic Ocean pushes farther inland, forests are turning to marsh. Some scientists want to speed the transition.
Antarctic Peninsula Temps Break Records
Antarctic Peninsula Temps Break Records
Lisa Winter | Feb 14, 2020
The highest reading, taken from Seymour Island, has yet to be confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization.
Climate Change Linked to Drop in Bumble Bee Numbers: Study
Climate Change Linked to Drop in Bumble Bee Numbers: Study
Lisa Winter | Feb 7, 2020
The rate of population decline is outpacing the ability of the bees to find a new habitat.
Global Ocean Circulation Is Speeding Up
Global Ocean Circulation Is Speeding Up
Ruth Williams | Feb 5, 2020
The movements of water within the ocean basins has been increasing in speed over the last 20 years, a new study shows, conflicting with prior models of climate change.