Scientists are warning that apparently stable glaciers in the Antarctic can “switch very rapidly” and lose large quantities of ice as a result of warmer seas.
Many people are familiar with the haunting images of wildlife — including sea turtles, dolphins and seals — tangled in abandoned fishing nets.
Perceptions about sustainability and healthy food choices are closely linked, as a study at the University of Konstanz shows.
“Dripstones, or speleothems, are unique natural archives - like Earth’s USB sticks.
As Earth’s climate continues to change, a plant’s ability to adapt to its shifting environment is critical to its survival. Often, to stay alive a plant must move locations by releasing its seeds, but plants are rooted in the ground and cannot move themselves.
Nineteen million years ago, during a time known as the early Miocene, massive ice sheets in Antarctica rapidly and repeatedly grew and receded.
The monsoon season in Bangladesh typically runs from May to September, with rainfall peaking in July and sputtering out in early October.
For more than a century, American cities have been sliced and diced by high-traffic roadways.
A new study has confirmed that pesticides, commonly used in farmland, significantly harm bumblebees – Ireland’s most important wild pollinators.
Gas exchanges between the atmosphere and the ocean are a key part of the carbon cycle, playing a vital role in climate regulation and maintenance of the planet’s ecological equilibrium.
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