Climate

Pre-Columbian farming secrets could save the Amazonian savanna

Raised farming beds used by the Amazon’s earliest inhabitants could lead the way for a sustainable ecosystem.

An unlikely survivor

Coral reefs could survive in more acidic oceans.

Louisiana is sinking

Though it may seem like a paradox, a lack of water could drown coastal Louisiana. Every hour, an area of land approximately the size of a football field disappears. Mostly to blame are…

Thickest parts of Arctic ice cap melting faster

NASA scientists reveal that the oldest, thickest sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice.

Sunshade geoengineering could increase food supplies

Small particles released into the stratosphere could improve food security, but may have unseen consequences for Earth’s climate.

Nuclear material in Antarctic moss provides clues to climate change

Atmospheric radiocarbon absorbed by the mosses during 1950s and 60s nuclear tests indicate significant climate change in East Antarctica.

First oxygen produced on Earth 2.48 billion years ago

Scientists may have resolved the debate about when oxygen was first produced on Earth.

Climate-proofing crops

There is a window for crop adaption against the effects of climate change, according to scientists.

Tropical fish rely on adult traits for dispersal

A large body size or the ability to raft on flotsam across an ocean may help tropical fish spread to new homes.

Dead shrubs reveal past climate changes

The growth rings of alpine shrubs can provide a clue to past climatic conditions.

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