Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study suggests that last year’s Ridgecrest earthquakes increased the chance of a large earthquake on California’s San Andreas fault. The study, published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America on Monday, says there is now a 2.3% chance of an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 […]

A handout picture from Colombia’s Defence Ministry shows smoke billowing from the Sierra de La Macarena National Natural Park, Colombia, in 2019. The Latin America country has lost hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest in recent years Colombia lost 159,000 hectares of forest—an area the size of Brazilian megacity […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air quality. Its findings could help understand the potential consequences of an increased rate and extension of bushfires, and especially regarding improving risk preparedness and coping […]

A bleached coral in Hawaii. Without rapid intervention, coral reefs will continue to degrade, resulting in what may be the first human-caused loss of an entire biome. Credit: Greg Asner Global average sea surface temperatures have risen at unprecedented rates for the past three decades, with far-reaching consequences for coral […]

The concentration of algae in two remote mountain lakes more than doubled in the past 70 years Global warming is turning clear mountain lakes green in the western United States because of an increase in algae blooms “without historical precedent”, researchers reported on Tuesday. The concentration of algae in two remote mountain […]

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Any uptake in electric vehicle use must be mirrored by the development of clean energy grids to mitigate both climate change and air pollution. That is the key finding of a new study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, and Stanford University, California. […]

LLNL scientists and collaborators used fingerprinting — the process of separating the relative roles of natural and human influences on global climate — to identify how greenhouse gas and particulate pollution emissions drive regional drying around the globe. Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Despite devastating impacts of drought on human […]