Scientists have learned a bit more about the Southern Ocean and have found that turbulent mixing in the deep varies with the strength of surface eddies--the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere.
It turns out that the size and age of a plant may have more to do with their productivity than the environment that they're in. The findings could have implications for carbon capture and storage using plants.
Scientists have quantified for the first time the primary causes of the "urban heat island" (UHI) effect, which makes the world's urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside.
Scientists have taken a closer look at penguin populations over the last 30,000 years and have found that the climate warming and retreating ice of today may affect penguins in a more complicated way than first thought.
Scientists have taken a closer look at cloud formation and have found exactly how much human activities have impacted it.
Climate may not be the primary driver of decomposition. Challenging the long-held assumption, scientists have found that local factors play a far greater role than climate when it comes to wood decomposition rates, and the impacts on regional carbon cycling.
During the Last Glacial Maximum, our planet's northern continents were covered in vast ice sheets, and carbon dioxide levels were well below levels seen before the Industrial Revolution. Now, though, scientists are uncovering exactly why the LGM occurred.
Scientists have re-examined data from 100 long-term monitoring studies done around the world and have found that the number of species hasn't changed much, or has actually increased over time.
Scientists are learning a little bit more about ancient climates, thank to 50-million-year-old fossil beetles. The beetles, which fed only on palm seeds may give researchers new insight into climate patterns, which could help predict climate in the future.
The Obama Administration’s environmental agenda is gaining ground as it hopes to reach its goals for 2020. But Republicans believe that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy delayed a climate rule to favor Democrats in the midterm elections.
The Obama Administration plans to launch climate.data.gov to provide climate information to the public.
Nadine Unger and her research team at Yale University have found forest fires that occurred three million years ago had a much more detrimental effect on global warming than did the atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide.