Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction
Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction
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.
Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction
Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction

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.

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.

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Report: Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
Report: Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
Jef Akst | Oct 8, 2018
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls for “unprecedented” changes to prevent the Earth’s atmosphere climbing more than 1.5° C above preindustrial levels.
Sports Videos Give Clues to Climate Change
Sports Videos Give Clues to Climate Change
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2018
Archived footage of cycling races and other events can help ecologists track the timing of plants’ leafing and flowering.
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 20, 2018
Historically thought to be a refuge for coral growing in the shallows, coral reefs from oceanic depths face similar threats, finds a new study.
Image of the Day: Water Flea
Image of the Day: Water Flea
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018
A species of water flea in northern Belgium that helps keep algae in check is growing smaller and less abundant in urbanized areas. 
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Catherine Offord | May 28, 2018
The reef has bounced back from “death events” in the past, but that doesn’t mean it will be resilient over the next few decades.
Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species
Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species
Ashley Yeager | May 17, 2018
Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.
Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move
Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move
Catherine Offord | May 16, 2018
A study of 686 fish and invertebrates predicts that some animals will have to shift more than 1,000 kilometers to stay within tolerable temperatures.
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Catherine Offord | Apr 20, 2018
The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.
Image of the Day: Coral on Acid
Image of the Day: Coral on Acid
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2018
Researchers exposed a coral reef to carbonated water to study the effects of ocean acidification.