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.

global warming
Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster
Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster
Lisa Winter | May 13, 2021
The Climate Change Indicators site was not updated during Donald Trump’s presidency.
Slideshow: Solving a Gray Whale Murder Mystery
Slideshow: Solving a Gray Whale Murder Mystery
Ashley Yeager | Nov 12, 2020
One way to investigate the record-setting deaths of the marine mammals is to perform autopsies on them, but researchers are also taking a close look at living whales for clues to what could be killing them.
Animal Movement Data Reveal Effects of Climate Change in Arctic
Animal Movement Data Reveal Effects of Climate Change in Arctic
Amanda Heidt | Nov 5, 2020
Environmental engineer Gil Bohrer discusses how long-term, large-scale tracking data can shed light on the unexpected ways animals are responding to changes in the Arctic.
Infographic: Investigating Whale Strandings Along the North American Coast
Infographic: Investigating Whale Strandings Along the North American Coast
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2020
Knock-on effects of melting sea ice in the Arctic may be to blame for a spate of gray whale deaths along their migration route from Mexico to Alaska.
Clues Point to Climate Change as a Culprit in Gray Whale Deaths
Clues Point to Climate Change as a Culprit in Gray Whale Deaths
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2020
For the past two years, the charismatic marine mammals have washed up on Pacific shores in record numbers. Scientists investigating the strandings suspect warming waters and melting sea ice are partly to blame.
How Ice Shelf Loss Will Change the Antarctic Ecosystem
How Ice Shelf Loss Will Change the Antarctic Ecosystem
Amanda Heidt | Oct 6, 2020
Marine ecologist Jeroen Ingels discusses what is known about ice shelf loss at the southern pole and how those changes are affecting local ecosystems.
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.
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.
Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Led 20th Century Arctic Warming: Study
Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Led 20th Century Arctic Warming: Study
Lisa Winter | Jan 21, 2020
Chlorofluorocarbons and other substances were banned in 1989 under the Montreal Protocol.
Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Ruth Williams | Jan 15, 2020
Biological production of this greenhouse gas, once thought to be the reserve of anaerobic microbes, occurs in these widespread, photosynthesizing cyanobacteria.
Climate Change Linked to Shrinking Bird Sizes: Study
Climate Change Linked to Shrinking Bird Sizes: Study
Emily Makowski | Dec 5, 2019
The animals have a smaller body mass, shorter legs, and longer wings than they did four decades ago.
Rising Temperatures Expected to Spur More Early Births
Rising Temperatures Expected to Spur More Early Births
Ashley Yeager | Dec 2, 2019
From 1969 to 1988, 25,000 infants were born early each year as a result of hot weather, and with global warming pushing temperatures higher, more babies will be at risk for early birth.
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.
Image of the Day: Melting Ice
Image of the Day: Melting Ice
Emily Makowski | Nov 21, 2019
Warming temperatures threaten reindeer herding and the preservation of cultural artifacts in Mongolia.
Warming Permafrost Morphs Microbes into Greenhouse Gas Emitters
Warming Permafrost Morphs Microbes into Greenhouse Gas Emitters
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2019
Insulating tundra soil with snow increased the abundance of microbial species involved in carbon dioxide and methane release.
Image of the Day: Algal Blooms
Image of the Day: Algal Blooms
Emily Makowski | Oct 23, 2019
The majority of lakes studied experienced increased bloom intensity over the past few decades.