Dragonfly with green head, bluish body, and wings angled down, perched with red leaves in background

Lighten Up

The size of dragonfly males’ dark wing patches foreshadows their response to climate change. 

Change in Eating Habits

Geoengineering

Doing something about the weather is no longer just talk.

The Kids May Be All Right

The offspring of coral exposed to harsh conditions may be better prepared to deal with climate change.

Fate of the Caspian Sea

Threatened by pollution and climate change, the future of Earth’s largest inland body of water is in the hands of five bordering nations.

Pole Watchers

Projected slowdown of ozone loss by the end of the current decade can be seen as a first sign of ozone recovery

ocean

Rising Waters

Human activity is behind mounting sea levels.

Great Basin bristlecone pine

Fine Times for Pines

Climate change sends the growth of ancient trees into overdrive.

sea stars

Rising Stars

Sea stars grow faster in warmer, acidified water.

storm

Stormy Weather

An Internet guide to extreme weather

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Recent Stories

A true but unlikely tale

Story and Photographs by William Rowan

Increasing day length on the early Earth boosted oxygen released by photosynthetic cyanobacteria.

Genomic evidence shows that Denisovans and modern humans may have overlapped in Wallacea.

Evapotranspiration is the largest source of water vapor in the Congo rainforest during the spring rainy season.