Regional changes in forest area relative to 2010 for forest carbon rental and carbon penalty scenarios. RCP 8.5 = very weak climate change policy; RCP 1.9 = very strong climate change policy. Credit: University of Maine Incentivizing both sequestration and avoidance of emissions— using a carbon rental or carbon tax […]

Researchers from UCI and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are concerned that the unique topography beneath East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier could make it even more susceptible to climate-driven collapse. Credit: NASA UCI, NASA scientists assess ice sheet with potential to raise global sea levels nearly 5 feet. East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated […]

Credit: University of Queensland The world’s animal distribution map will need to be redrawn and textbooks updated, after researchers discovered the existence of “Australian’ species on Christmas Island. The University of Queensland’s Professor Jonathan Aitchison said the finding revises the long-held understanding of the location of one of biology and […]

Greenland’s Steenstrup Glacier, with the midmorning sun glinting off the Denmark Strait in the background. The image was taken during a NASA IceBridge airborne survey of the region in 2016. Credit: NASA/Operation IceBridge GRACE, GRACE-FO Satellite Data Track Ice Loss at the Poles Greenland and Antarctica are melting — but […]

A previously unknown significant source of carbon just discovered in the Arctic has scientists marveling at a once overlooked contributor to local coastal ecosystems — and concerned about what it may mean in an era of climate change. In a Nature Communications paper released today, aquatic chemists and hydrologists from The University […]