Nearly 700 species of flightless mammal could be barred entry to cooler habitats due to national borders by 2070.
Feb. 15, 2021 • ~7 min
Cultures worldwide are awash with tales of great floods. What can they tell us about the reality of a wetter world?
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~7 min
Climate models are likely underestimating the true severity of future warming in urban areas.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~8 min
After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it's time to overhaul US disaster policy – here's how
NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~11 min
Since 1979, the average number of snow days has fallen by about five per decade.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
A tropical fish evolved to endure rising temperatures – but it may not be fast enough to survive climate change
Species can evolve to tolerate higher temperatures – but there's a ceiling beyond which adaptation isn't possible.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
A year out from the postponed 26th UN conference, the UK held an online meeting to drum up goodwill for climate action.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
Training neural networks burns through a lot of energy. As the AI field grows, it's working to keep its carbon foot print from growing with it.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
5 years after Paris: How countries’ climate policies match up to their promises, and who's aiming for net zero emissions
Bold visions for slowing global warming have emerged from all over the world. What's not clear is how countries will meet them.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~9 min
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was a record-breaker, and it's raising more concerns about climate change
There were so many tropical storms in 2020, forecasters exhausted the list of names and started using Greek letters. And that's only one reason 2020 was extreme.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~8 min