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Ecologists Embark on a Nationwide Quest to Measure America’s Ecological Health

  • Published: Nov 28th, 2011

A massive new research project will soon be underway, with the goal of measuring the ecological consequences of global warming.

Changing Jellyfish Season Could Alter Chesapeake Bay Food Chain

  • Published: Jun 7th, 2011

New research suggests that warming waters in Chesapeake Bay are bringing earlier jellyfish blooms, making it tougher for fish to find food.

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.

NOAA Scientists Find No Clear Human Connection to Deadly 2010 Russian Heat Wave, But…

  • Published: Mar 9th, 2011

A new study finds that primarily natural causes led to last summer's soaring temperatures in Russia, but similar events are becoming more likely.

Colleges Turn to Biomass to Cut Emissions

  • Published: Feb 14th, 2011

Some colleges are turning to biomass energy to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Deadly Floods in Pakistan Were “Predictable,” Study Says

  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

A new study shows the devastating Pakistan floods could have been anticipated if a forecasting network had been in place.

Running Toward Empty?

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin appears headed for a day of reckoning.