Science Moms are on a mission to spread science-based climate optimism

When we feel overwhelmed and hopeless, many of us turn to our mothers or the mother figures we have in our lives for comfort and encouragement. As adults the challenges we face are much bigger than a scraped knee, with wider problems like climate change possibly luring us into despair.

Rivers speeding up Arctic ice melt at alarming rate, experts say

Understanding the degree of change caused by major rivers delivering freshwater and heat to the Arctic Ocean is important for regulating and managing Arctic commerce and ecosystems as the region opens up to new shipping routes.

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Inspired by Data Science, Team Aims to Fulfill the Promise of NEPA Environmental Goals

During the 1960s, a series of environmental catastrophes and revelatory books transformed the American environmental consciousness, setting the stage for the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in 1969. More than fifty years later, a group of researchers at the University of Arizona is helping to bring NEPA’s original vision into the 21st century through advanced data science practices, galvanizing a new generation of environmental leaders.

The oldest trees on Earth

High atop the remote, rocky slopes of California's White Mountains, the harsh conditions make it difficult for life to take root. But for a certain type of tree – and for those who have traveled here to study it – this place is paradise. 

A changing climate is buckling concrete and flooding roads. States are moving slowly to guard the nation’s infrastructure.

Responding to increasingly common extreme weather is a vast undertaking that many state transportation departments are only beginning to tackle

Promising a world first, company clears site for lobster farm by protected channel. Neighbours protest.

Caribbean Sustainable Fisheries — which says it already raises tiny wild-caught baby lobsters to adulthood at its half-acre farm in Pockwood Pond — has received government permission to expand by building what it calls “the world’s first Caribbean lobster hatchery” on nearly three acres in East End beside the protected Beef Island Channel.