Holocene global mean surface temperature. Credit: Victor O. Leshyk, Northern Arizona University Over the past 150 years, global warming has more than undone the global cooling that occurred over the past six millennia, according to a major study published June 30 in Nature Research’s Scientific Data, “Holocene global mean surface temperature, […]

Beavers Gnawing Away at the Permafrost The large rodents are massively changing landscapes in the Arctic, which could have serious consequences for the frozen soils and our future climate. Alaska’s beavers are profiting from climate change, and spreading rapidly. In just a few years’ time, they have not only expanded […]

Image of Durrelle Scott and his graduate student taking water samples on the New River as part of his research that uses data to examine how climate change has impacted flooding in the U.S. Credit: Virginia Tech There’s a tendency in modern America to think of flooding as nothing but […]

An artist’s illustration of the light-activated antenna-reactor catalyst Rice University engineers designed to break carbon-fluorine bonds in fluorocarbons. The aluminum portion of the particle (white and pink) captures energy from light (green), activating islands of palladium catalysts (red). In the inset, fluoromethane molecules (top) comprised of one carbon atom (black), […]