Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers found that 36 percent of the costs of flooding in the U.S. from 1988 to 2017 were a result of intensifying precipitation, consistent with predictions of global warming.
New research reveals that deforestation in the U.S. does not always cause planetary warming, as is commonly assumed. Instead, in some places, it actually cools the planet.
A first comprehensive nationwide assessment estimates energy penalties from managing carbon dioxide storage reservoirs. The findings provide a framework for selecting reservoirs and making underground carbon storage more energy efficient.
A new scientific review has found there are significant gaps in our knowledge of how mammal populations are responding to climate change, particularly in regions most sensitive to climate change.
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.
While about 18 million square kilometers of Africa – an area bigger than the whole of Russia – still has suitable habitat for elephants, the actual range of African elephants has shrunk to just 17 percent of what it could be due to human pressure and the killing of elephants for ivory.
Lakes store huge amounts of methane. A new study offers suggestions for how it can be extracted and used as an energy source in the form of methanol.
A global map of agricultural land has revealed that 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution. Almost a third of these areas are considered to be at high-risk.
A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee production, can be used to speed up tropical forest recovery on post agricultural land.
Groundwater reservoirs in Bavaria have warmed considerably over the past few decades. Water found at a depth of 20 metres was almost one degree warmer on average than 30 years ago.