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What Will Survive in Hot, Acidic Oceans?

Scientists discovered that a type of plankton could thrive as the climate changes, which could offer clues about how other species will fare.…

Climate Change Threatens Half of North America’s Birds

Over three hundred species, including the bald eagle and 10 U.S. state birds are at risk from climate change.

Time for Trees to Pack Their Trunks?

As climate changes, forest ecosystems will need to shift to more suitable sites. Should we help?

New Global ‘Roadmap’ Shows Where to Put Future Roads

Roads can disrupt the natural world, but new research lays out how to help the two coexist.

UN Highlights Climate Big Data Ahead of Summit

Two projects showcase how big data can help understand and plan for climate change.

Mountain Forest Changes Threaten Calif. Water Supplies

Landscape changes in the warming Sierra Nevada may have major impacts on California’s economy.

Warming in Europe Raises Risks of Tropical Diseases

As temperatures rise in Europe, researchers warn of the increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

Pests Pose Increasing Risk to Food Security

In a world with ever more competition for food, pests may pose the biggest threat.

Battle Wages for California’s Groundwater Rights

California’s drought stresses the need to improve how the state & the rest of us divvy up a resource in demand.

Can Birds Be Protected From Huge Solar Plants?

Bird deaths have stoked legal action that could challenge half a dozen solar plants planned in Calif. and Ariz.

Europe’s Forests Suffer Effects of Climate Change

New research shows that forest ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes in the climate.

What Climate Change Means for Your Coffee

Coffee's low genetic diversity plus a shifting climate leads to more risks of infestation from pests & diseases.

Indigenous Groups Give Tropical Forests a Carbon Boost

Tropical forests managed by local communities have the potential to sequester huge amounts of carbon.

Toledo’s Algae Bloom in Line with Climate Projections

Climate change could make the Great Lakes' harmful algae blooms more toxic and last longer.

Roadside Land Offers Huge Carbon Storage Potential

Roadside shrubbery & grass soak up a lot of carbon; with better management it could soak up more.

Win-Win Way Pinpointed to Aid Food Security & Climate

Scientists say they have found a way to feed billions of people, while reducing environmental stresses.

Celebrate NASA Satellite’s Birthday With 5 Amazing Pics

The longest continuously-collected satellite dataset in the world turns 42 years old today.

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polar Bears Find a New Menu

As Arctic ice, and access to seals living there, disappears, polar bears adapt to a land-based diet.

Genes Help Plants Handle Rising CO2 Levels

Discovery can give scientists new tools to engineer crops to deal with droughts and high temps.

Climate Change Gets Up Close and Personal

The emerging field of downscaling helps people deal with climate change at the neighborhood scale.

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Ruthless Tornadoes of 2011 Photos from one of the worst tornado seasons to ever hit the U.S.