UC Davis researchers combating climate change

A group of researchers at UC Davis are working with ranchers, scientists, agriculture groups and tribal nations to find a solution to combating climate change.

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Man who discovered climate change killed by climate change

Global warming tortured him till the end. A climate researcher has died as a result of the melting ice caps caused by rising global temperatures, his devastated colleagues claim.


Todd Newman: Science elicits hope in Americans – its positive brand doesn't need to be partisan

When you ask Americans what the word 'science' brings to mind, a majority respond 'hope.' Using this built-in brand can help communicate important science messages.

As scientists struggle with rollbacks, stay at home orders and funding cuts, citizens fill the gap

Citizen science sees a boom in participation by people motivated by cuts of environmental protections and Covid-19 impacts on data gathering and justice.

Three pioneers who predicted climate change

Here are three key figures in the history of climate change - not all of whom got the recognition they deserved for their work at the time.

Asia's plastic-polluted rivers pose a problem for Australia. So scientists are turning to drones

Experts warn plastic pollution originating along a river like the Mekong, may make its way out to the sea, and ultimately "could end up on Australian shores."


Rick Bright, the coronavirus whistle-blower who said the Trump administration steered contracts to cronies

Rick Bright, the ousted chief of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, said he was pressured to steer millions of dollars to the clients of a well-connected consultant.

Experts warned of a pandemic decades ago. Why weren't we ready?

In a rueful look back at her prescient book, an author wrestles with why we shrugged at the nightmare warnings and hopes this time will be different.

These women unlocked the mysteries of the deep sea

On a record-breaking expedition in the 1930s, one group of women—a scientist, an artist, and a researcher—helped define the science of the sea.

Is this stormy sea a climate friend or foe?

Peter Landschützer is at the forefront of research into how the remote, carbon-absorbing Southern Ocean affects Earth’s climate.

Warmer, drier, browner: Climate scientists connect drought and human-caused climate change

The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. In many places, conditions are rocketing past "severe," through "extreme," all the way to "exceptional drought."


How science will help us find our way to the future

The most ambitious scientific mission may be to inspire humanity to act, says the author, a co-creator of Cosmos.

Scientists sign open letter to Australian Government urging action on climate change

Scientists despairing over the deadly bushfire season sign an open letter to Australia's leaders calling on them to abandon partisan politics and take action on climate change.

The new video of one of the scariest places on Earth

For the first time, scientists have a clear view of the line where the giant Thwaites Glacier is leaking water into the ocean.

Chinese scientists raise alarm about LCD screen pollution

Chemicals leaking from millions of computer screens in homes, offices and schools could damage human health, according to research by Chinese scientists.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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