News Impacts

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.

Looking to the Tropics for Drought Relief

  • Published: May 27th, 2011

Drought weary residents of New Mexico and Texas are searching for rain on the horizon, as an expensive and deadly drought wears on.

Building to the Future

  • Published: May 19th, 2011

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has built one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world.

Climate Rap, Yo!

  • Published: May 13th, 2011

Climate scientists take on climate skeptics with a Beastie Boys-style rap. Really.

Texas Wildfires Continue to Rage Amidst Historic Drought Conditions

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011

An historic drought is stoking major wildfires in Texas, raising questions about whether climate change is playing a role.

In Tennessee, Heat Waves Diminish Nuclear Power Output

  • Published: Apr 10th, 2011

With heat waves on the rise, last summer's nuclear slowdown in Tennessee may be a sign of things to come.

In Sarasota, Businesses Take Small Steps to Confront Climate Risks

  • Published: Apr 7th, 2011

Aware of the risks of hurricanes and sea level rise, study finds business owners in Sarasota, Fla. still aren't taking key steps to plan.

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.