100-year-old ship logs offer history of Arctic sea ice

Century-old ship logs offer a better picture of the history of Arctic sea ice. Get a close look at the records here.

Hannah Hickey-UW | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment arctic climate-change history sea-ice ships

How much longer will trees suck up CO2?

Trees are great at removing carbon dioxide from the air, which can help fight climate change, but how long will that help last?

Rob Jordan-Stanford | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change conservation deforestation forests trees

We’re really doing a number on the world’s oceans

In the last ten years, the impacts of overfishing, pollution, shipping, and other human activities on the oceans have doubled—and may double again.

Jenny Seifert-UC Santa Barbara | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change conservation fishing oceans pollution

What a million corals in 2,500 reefs tell us about saving them

Researchers examined more than a million corals one-by-one for a new study on what we can do to save reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment algae climate-change conservation corals oceans

Ancient plankton hint at climate to come

Plankton fossils from the Pliocene, an era with CO2 levels similar to those today, may help scientist predict what's in store for our climate in the future.

U. Arizona | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change fossils plankton temperature

Health care is a major source of carbon emissions

The health care system is a major contributor to worldwide emissions and has to change to be more sustainable, researchers argue.

Mike Cummings-Yale | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine climate-change emissions hospitals physicians sustainability

New England’s hottest July is a climate change wake-up call

After the hottest July on record for several New England cities, an expert breaks down what the heat means and what we can do to fight climate change.

Boston University | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change temperature

Aloe has a trick that thirsty crops could use

Aloe and other succulents can thrive as houseplants despite little water. New research suggests a cellular trick of aloe's could lead to drought-proof crops.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture cells climate-change droughts plants water

People of color don’t get credit for climate concern

Despite what some people may think, people of color are just as concerned, if not more so, than whites about climate change.

U. Oregon | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment beliefs climate-change ethnicity race stereotypes

Animals can’t adapt fast enough for climate change

"...while these species are adapting, it's just not happening fast enough."

Fred Love-Iowa State | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment adaptation birds climate-change turtles

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