Cod, Climate Change, and Protected Areas

According to a new study, rising water temperatures put fish eggs and spawning adults at higher risk than juveniles and adult fish. Since previous studies mostly only took adult fish into account, this close look at different life stages gives us a better idea of what the climate crisis means for our fisheries and how […]

The Environmental Crisis On Kenya’s Coast and Why We Must Solve It

All across the world, countries are in the midst of facing some of the greatest environmental challenges of the past millennia. From the raging fires in the Brazilian Amazon to toxic air pollution in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. As humanity moves forward in the 21st century, we are reaching an unparalleled moment of environmental degradation. This can […]

Scientists seek to collect ice core samples before glaciers and ice sheets melt

Scientists are rushing to sample the cores of rapidly melting glaciers and ice sheets, hoping to preserve a rich record of changes in Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere over the eons. Ice cores contain evidence of trace elements, gas bubbles, dust, […] The post Scientists seek to collect ice core samples before glaciers and ice sheets […]

Wisconsin farmer says growing food is getting harder and riskier

When Rodrigo Cala moved from Mexico to the U.S., he realized he could not find some ingredients that he cooked with back home, such as high-quality Mexican herbs and squash blossoms. That helped inspire him to become a farmer here […] The post Wisconsin farmer says growing food is getting harder and riskier appeared first […]

Researcher: Renewable energy sector needs more women and people of color as leaders

Transitioning to renewable energy can help reduce global warming, and Jennie Stephens of Northeastern University says it can also drive social change. For example, she says that locally owned businesses can lead the local clean energy economy and create new […] The post Researcher: Renewable energy sector needs more women and people of color as […]

How a teen changed his stepdad’s mind about global warming

Children’s beliefs are often shaped by their parents. But sometimes, young people influence the adults in their lives. Lance Lawson is a recent high school graduate from Florida. For a long time, he believed climate change was a hoax because […] The post How a teen changed his stepdad’s mind about global warming appeared first […]

Why low-end ‘climate sensitivity’ can now be ruled out

Our findings, published in Reviews of Geophysics, narrow the likely range in “equilibrium climate sensitivity” (ECS) – a measure of how much the world can be expected to warm for a doubling of CO2 above pre-industrial levels. Constraining ECS has […] The post Why low-end ‘climate sensitivity’ can now be ruled out appeared first on […]

Waves of locusts are plaguing several continents

Immersed in the news of the day and week – of COVID-19, racial injustice and violence, protests, politics, and even faux pro sports reopenings – you might be thinking that 2020 could hardly be worse than it has been in […] The post Waves of locusts are plaguing several continents appeared first on Yale Climate […]

What happens when cows, horses, pigs, and goats escape after big storms?

When there’s a severe storm in the forecast, lots of people worry about flooding and power outages. Far fewer think about cows roaming loose on the highway. “Fences go down, and so things like cattle, horses, goats, pigs, livestock, they […] The post What happens when cows, horses, pigs, and goats escape after big storms? […]