PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A new report details global warming’s effect on the national park and its surroundings, including everything from its forests to the Old Faithful geyser. In 1872, when Yellowstone was designated as the first national park in […]

New technology could help cities around the world improve people’s lives while saving billions of dollars. The free, open-source software developed by the Stanford Natural Capital Project creates maps to visualize the links between nature and human wellbeing. City planners and developers can use the software to visualize where investments in nature, such as […]

CLICK HERE TO ANIMATE: Comparison of overlapping one-year estimates at 6-month intervals of net top-of-the-atmosphere annual energy flux from CERES (solid orange line) and an in situ observational estimate of uptake of energy by Earth climate system (solid turquoise line). Credit: NASA/Tim Marvel Researchers have found that Earth’s energy imbalance […]

The research vessel Polarstern drifting in Arctic sea ice. Credit: Alfred-Wegener-Institut Sea ice in the coastal regions of the Arctic may be thinning up to twice as fast as previously thought, according to a new modeling study led by University College London (UCL) researchers. Sea ice thickness is inferred by […]

This image shows a forest giving off moisture into the air, or transpiring. When combined with moisture that evaporates from the land, both processes drive evapotranspiration, a key branch of the water cycle. As the climate warms, these processes are expected to intensify. Credit: Acarapi NASA scientists have studied 17 years […]

New research by LLNL scientists shows that satellite measurements of the temperature of the troposphere (the lowest region of the atmosphere) may have underestimated global warming over the last 40 years. One of the physical processes they looked at was tropical water vapor like shown in this NASA image. Credit: […]

At the fringes of the Greenland Ice Sheet, where glaciers are constantly melting, water rushes everywhere through an intricate system of lakes and streams that branch out like slip and slide shoots of super chilled, bright turquoise water. Some of that water eventually cascades straight into the surrounding land and […]

Dr. Sebastian Rosier at Pine Island Glacier in 2015. Credit: Dr. Sebastian Rosier Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level. Pine Island Glacier […]