Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.
today • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change migration census natural-disasters extreme-weather hurricanes puerto-rico hurricane-maria census-data
Buildings consume lots of energy – here's how to design whole communities that give back as much as they take
Net zero energy buildings produce at least as much energy as they use. Designing whole net zero campuses and communities takes the energy and climate benefits to a higher level.
today • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change renewable-energy energy-efficiency geothermal-energy energy-use buildings district-heating heating cooling sustainable-cities net-zero
Massive study looked at more than half a million trees in 813 forests across the tropics.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change rainforests carbon-emissions global-warming rainforest amazon amazonia
While most corals turn ghostly white when they bleach, some turn neon purple. Scientists were baffled – until now.
May 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change coral coral-bleaching coral-reefs fluorescence marine-heatwaves microalgae
Microscopic ocean phytoplankton feed a "biological pump" that carries carbon from the surface to deep waters. Scientists have found that this process stores much more carbon than previously thought.
May 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change oceans photosynthesis phytoplankton carbon-storage carbon-sequestration marine-biology marine-snow marine-biodiversity
Global quarantine is not a long-term solution – we still have a lot of work ahead.
May 21, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: climate-change carbon-emissions coronavirus covid-19 lockdown
'Wet-bulb' temperature records show that deadly thresholds for heat and humidity are arriving faster than anticipated.
May 20, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change climate humidity temperature-records body-temperature extreme-heat heat-deaths
The COVID-19 pandemic is interrupting scientific field work across North America, leaving blank spots in important data sets and making it harder to track ecological change.
May 19, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change biology wildlife colorado ecology nature ducks phenology massachusetts thoreau migratory-birds field-research coronavirus-2020 covid-19
A new study suggests raising dykes along a third of Europe's coastline, but there are more cost-effective options.
Tags: climate-change sea-level-rise flood-defences flooding
From Nairobi to Los Angeles, pandemic lockdowns have cleared pollution from the skies. But those blue vistas may be temporary, and shutdowns aren't slowing climate change.
May 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: fossil-fuels climate-change air-pollution particulates smog nitrogen-dioxide haze coronavirus-2020 carbon-dioxide covid-19
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