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Terns Flee Warming Temps in Epic Migration to Alaska

Researchers startled to discover Caspian terns 1,000 miles north than species had been previously recorded.

This is What Climate Change Sounds Like, in D Minor

Yellow cedars are dying in Alaska and researchers have turned the data showing their demise into music.

‘Ghost Forests’ Appear As Rising Seas Kill Trees

The forests of dead trees are prevalent along the mid-Atlantic coast, where sea level rise is rapid.

The Surprising Link Between Tapirs and Climate Change

New studies suggest that protecting tapirs is key to preserving carbon storage in rain forests.

Drought-Hardy Yards Could Ease Californian Heat Waves

Native landscaping could warm up the days in L.A., but cooling effects at night may be be greater.

One Glorious Map Shows the Future of Animal Migrations

Climate change is turning up the heat on animals. This map shows the pathways they'll likely follow to survive.

Climate Change Could Put Tiny Krill at Big Risk

Warming ocean waters and changes in sea ice coverage could cause dramatic declines in Antarctic krill.

Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

As Zika spreads northward, scientists are beginning to understand how humans stoked the epidemic.

Climate Change’s Fingerprints All Over California Wildfires

This year's wildfire season in California shows signs of influence from climate change.

Climate Pollution Can Complicate Fishes’ Sex Lives

New research from Sicily shows one way that carbon dioxide pollution can affect the mating rituals of fish.

More Mosquito Days Increasing Zika Risk in U.S.

The risk of mosquito-borne diseases, like Zika, is becoming more prevalent as our mosquito season gets longer.

North American Forests Not a Climate Change Remedy

With high temperatures, tree growth is inhibited and carbon dioxide absorption rate diminishes.

Local Efforts to Save Coral Reefs May Be Futile

Scientists are split over whether local safeguards can save some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs.

Warming Could Mean More Algae Blooms Like Florida’s

Algae blooms like the one plaguing Florida's coastline could happen more often as lakes and coastal waters warm.

Global Climate Spending Focusing on Forest Protection

A study finds that the U.S. and four other developed countries are spending billions to keep forests intact.

Threat to Salmon Imperils Alaska’s Culture

Salmon in the Kenai River are threatened by climate change, which may threaten the culture that relies on them.

California Drought, Marine Heat More Likely With Warming

Conditions behind California's drought and warm coastal waters were mostly natural, but not entirely.

Hotter Years, More Fires

The average number of large wildfires burning across the Western U.S. each year has tripled from the 1970s to the 2010s.

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

A Computer Just Changed the Coral Research Game

Reef scientists have partnered with computer scientists on a novel new tool to protect coral reefs.

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Greenland and San Francisco Bay Greenland has been shedding billions of tons of ice in 2007, the melted equivalent of draining San Francisco Bay every 10 days

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