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Melting Ice Could Cause More California Droughts

Sea ice loss in the Arctic may trigger atmospheric effects that drive precipitation away from the state -- Read more on »
5 December 2017, 18:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

"Alternative Facts" about Climate Change

The Trump administration’s proposal to re-evaluate the science is really an attempt to muddy the waters -- Read more on »
5 December 2017, 18:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Trump Poised to Shrink Two National Monuments

Scientists who have studied the region say redrawing boundaries could be detrimental to scientific research and discoveries -- Read more on »
4 December 2017, 18:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Republican Voters Not in Denial About Climate

An analysis of voter opinions finds that half of Republican voters think climate change is happening, and would support regulating CO2 as a pollutant. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on »
2 December 2017, 04:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

How Much CO2 Will the World Need to Remove from the Air?

Scientists increasingly agree that the world may need negative emissions to prevent catastrophic warming -- Read more on »
30 November 2017, 21:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Doom-and-Gloom Scenarios on Climate Change Won't Solve Our Problem

Reframing the situation from one of despair to one of opportunity could help to resolve the conflicts over climate change -- Read more on »
30 November 2017, 15:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Melting Ice Could Mess Up Deep Sea Chemistry

Thawing glaciers may speed up acidification of ocean water -- Read more on »
28 November 2017, 20:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Trump Races to Pick Judges Who Oversee Environment Cases

The president’s court picks could help his climate legacy endure long after Trump leaves office -- Read more on »
27 November 2017, 19:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Could a Rogue Nation Alter Clouds to Combat Warming?

Two experiments have sparked an international debate over geoengineering -- Read more on »
24 November 2017, 17:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Should the Social Cost of Carbon Be Higher​?

Scientists say that even under the Obama administration, the number may have been set too low -- Read more on »
22 November 2017, 22:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Think Hurricane Harvey's Flooding Was Bad? Just Wait until 2100

Storms with much greater rainfall are predicted to hit North America by century’s end -- Read more on »
21 November 2017, 21:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

EPA Revises the Social Cost of a Potent Greenhouse Gas

The Trump administration’s move is part of a broad effort to downplay the impacts of climate change -- Read more on »
20 November 2017, 21:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

How Dirt Can Clean the Air

Soil management offers huge potential for keeping carbon emissions in the ground -- Read more on »
17 November 2017, 19:11 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Seas Do Not Rise Evenly--It Matters Which Glaciers Melt

New research predicts how coastlines around the world will be affected by ice melt in different places -- Read more on »
16 November 2017, 18:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

New Map Reveals Who's Actually Taking Charge of the Paris Agreement

The president plans to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark climate agreement, but a wealth of city, state and regional governments, along with a broad spectrum of private groups, has other ideas -- Read more on »
9 November 2017, 13:51 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Records from Ancient China Reveal Link Between Epidemics and Climate Change

A new study suggests that long periods of cold, dry weather helped drive epidemics in ancient and pre-modern China -- Read more on »
7 November 2017, 18:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

How Wind Might Nudge a Sleeping Giant in Antarctica

Scientists are increasingly worried about the Totten Ice Shelf's vulnerability to warm ocean water -- Read more on »
2 November 2017, 21:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Falling Walls: How Repairing the Ozone Hole Helped the Climate

Thirty years ago, policy makers banned CFCs, which are powerful greenhouse gases—and the story is not yet over -- Read more on »
2 November 2017, 15:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Was the Extreme 2017 Hurricane Season Driven by Climate Change?

Global warming already appears to be making hurricanes more intense -- Read more on »
26 October 2017, 17:51 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Trump Administration Is Launching a Weather and Climate Satellite

The Joint Polar Satellite System 1 (JPSS) will serve multiple functions, even as it has been described by the White House as an important tool to help prepare for future storms -- Read more on »
24 October 2017, 22:41 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email