News Flora & Fauna

Weeds From Hell in a Greenhouse World

  • Published: Jun 1st, 2011

A new study shows that yellow starthistle, a highly invasive grassland weed, is likely to thrive in a world enriched by greenhouse gases.

Chernobyl, 25 Years Later: It’s Not Over Yet

  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2011

The worst nuclear disaster in history has faded from many peoples' memories —┬ábut in Ukraine, where it all happened, its devastating effects are still unfolding.

Shift in Boreal Forest Has Wide Impact

  • Published: Mar 29th, 2011

Vegetation change underway in northern forests as a result of climate change creates feedback loop that prompts more warming, scientists say.

New Biofuel Crops Could Offer a Climate Advantage for the Midwest

  • Published: Mar 10th, 2011

In Illinois, researchers are looking for America's next crop of biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bolster energy security.

The Big Chill in the Bering Sea

  • Published: Mar 2nd, 2011

While the world warms as a whole, the Bering Sea has cooled recently. What's happening in the waters off Alaska?

Sniffle, Snort, Achoo! Allergy Season is Extending, Scientists Find.

  • Published: Feb 21st, 2011

Pollen season is lengthening in proportion to warming observed in North America: An extra two weeks, on average, across Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

Hunting, Fishing Groups Angle for Adaptation Efforts

  • Published: Mar 23rd, 2010

DAILY CLIMATE - Coalition outlines more than 50 conservation projects to help game and fish adapt to climate change; billions of dollars needed to prevent 'catastrophic' environmental and economic loss.