A Tale of Climate Change and Two Cities

While it is almost impossible to attribute an individual event to climate change, the reality is that we live in a climate altered world.

Rob McDonald

Climate Change is Already Heating Up the World’s Cities

While it is hard to attribute any single event like the "Lucifer" heat wave to climate change, new science makes it abundantly clear that climate change has already made our summers hotter and riskier.

Rob McDonald

Can Conservation Provide Water for Cape Town in a Time of Drought?

Can a conservation tool called water funds provide clean water for the residents of Cape Town, while also protecting the region’s unique plant diversity?

Matthew L. Miller

Adventures in Self-Experimentation: Matrix Pills & Plowing Tropical Fields

Scientists Nick Wolff and Yuta Masuda recount their experiences testing new technology first-hand in the fields of Indonesia.

Yuta J. Masuda and Nicholas H. Wolff

Can India’s Farmers Deliver Clean Air Along with Good Food?

Delhi’s residents live with air pollution and smog every day. Could changing farming practices help change this reality?

Priya Shyamsundar

Poisoning Vultures Will Come Back to Bite Us

Killing off the world’s vultures can come back to bite people — literally — in the form of rabid dogs.

Lisa Feldkamp

Remember That Catastrophic Natural Gas Leak in California? Yeah, That Could Happen Again

New research finds 1 in 5 active underground natural gas storage wells in the U.S. could be vulnerable to large-scale accidental releases, like the one at California's Aliso Canyon well field in October 2015.

Cara Cannon Byington

New Science Shows Seagrass Meadows Suppress Pathogens

After a bout of illness in Indonesia, scientists discover that seagrass meadows have bacteria-fighting superpowers that benefit people, fish and invertebrates.

Cara Cannon Byington

The Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fisheries to Global Food Security

Marine fisheries are well known for their ability to produce food. But rivers and lakes are vital to food security too.

Matthew L. Miller

Purple Martins: The Bird That Relies on Human-Built Nests

Purple martins are truly a bird of the people. In fact, they have shifted almost entirely from natural nests to human-made ones. Why have purple martins become so reliant on us?

Joe Smith

Technology to the Rescue for Foresters in the Thick of It

Managing forests to remain resilient through wildfire, drought, and forest pests in a changing climate is complicated. New technology is helping forest managers to restore forests to a healthy mix of spatial diversity.

Lisa Feldkamp

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change will affect your health, your sports, even what you drink. A look at some of the more unexpected impacts.

Matthew L. Miller