• Rainfall changes in Western Australia indicate that its mediterranean climate has slipped away. Credit: Willem van Aken, CSIRO.

    Has Australia’s Climate Changed?

    Climate change has touched nearly every part of the earth, leaving its signature in the form of an increase in severe droughts, unbearable heat, intense storms, and melting arctic ice. Slowly, the climate is certainly changing, and one of the places that is now startlingly clear is in Western Australia – a new report has confirmed that the climate there has changed significantly in just the past 16 years. Read More

  • By curbing emissions from cars and energy plants, we can save lives now. Image Credit: Marc St. gill/US EPA

    Carbon Cuts Can Benefit Us Now

    It’s not just about the next generation anymore. According to a new study from Duke University, low-carbon policies will result in cleaner air — and that could lead to 300,000 fewer premature deaths over the next 15 years. In other words, we’d be saving US lives now. Read More

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Tigers Could Be Making a Comeback

February 19, 2016

The noble tiger once ruled Asia’s immense jungles. But along came man, and his desire for bushmeat, skins and bones, as well as a general fear of the mighty beast and a need for their habitat. And like many top predators, the tigers suffered. But while their continued survival is still in question, a new study proves that intensive protections can help. Read More

WATCH: Snails That Fly?

February 18, 2016

It’s a butterfly … it’s a fruit fly … it’s a “sea butterfly”? Steadily beating it’s wing-like appendages, this bizarre creatures resembles a flying insect. And yet, on closer inspection, it is readily revealed to be a marine mollusk. Perhaps a confused sea snail, but a snail nonetheless. Read More

Flint’s Food Desert is Blossoming

February 18, 2016

Clean water isn’t the only problem faced by residents of Flint, Michigan. Over the decades, with a fleeing population and closing businesses, the area had quickly became a neglected “food desert” too. But, according to research from Michigan State University, it only took a simple shift — a relocation of the Farmer’s Market — to begin to undo the damage. Read More

Science Teachers Confused About … Um, Science

February 11, 2016

Scientists may be in agreement on the causes of climate change, but the US public certainly is not. We can blame biased news sources all we want for this disconnect, but a new study suggests yet another explanation: our science teachers. Although most are teaching about global warming, many teachers simply aren’t doing it right. Read More

It’s True: The Southwest Is Getting Drier

February 11, 2016

Home of tumbleweeds and roadrunners, it’s no surprise that the Southwest is the driest region of the United States. And yet, new research confirms that which many have predicted: it’s getting even dryer. Not only are droughts more common, but they are more intense and longer-lasting too. Read More

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