“Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships start plying a less-icy Arctic, thanks to climate change”

“LONDON — Under partly sunny skies and relatively balmy temperatures in the low 50s, the Venta Maersk sailed through the Bering Strait this past week and steered hard to port, beginning a modern-day voyage of discovery that could… Read More

“Greenhouse Gases Are Bubbling Up From Arctic Lakes That Were Recently Frozen”

“FROM BAD TO WORSE. The bad news: Global warming is thawing Arctic permafrost. And that’s releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The really bad news: It’s happening faster than we previously thought. That’s the conclusion of a NASA-funded… Read More

“In a warming world, some species grow smaller”

“Species respond in many different ways to a warming world. Some may be producing physically smaller offspring. A number of researchers are finding certain species, including some beetles, sparrows, fish, and mountain goats, may be among those producing… Read More

“It All Started With a Few Trout. Now Yellowstone’s Iconic Birds Face ‘Collapse.'”

“DOUG SMITH DOESN’T remember the moment he realized that a serious ecological crisis was under way in Yellowstone National Park. But as more and more birds began to dwindle, what appeared before him was, he says, “an expanding… Read More

“How climate change is hurting monarch butterflies”

“Most monarch butterflies spend the winter in Mexico. But the rest of the year they can be found throughout much of the continental U.S. – as long as there’s milkweed. This tall plant is the only food monarch… Read More

“Sunscreen Chemicals Are Destroying Coral Reefs And Now Hawaii Is Banning Them”

“Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreen chemicals that are toxic to coral reefs and marine life. A bill to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two types… Read More

“Scientists’ stop-gap plan to save coral reefs”

“A coral reef takes centuries to form. Vaughan: “Most corals the size of a basketball may be as much as 25 to 100 years old. And ones the size of a small car would be a few hundred… Read More

“Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea”

“Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our food. In the oceans, most added heat from climate warming is still near the surface and will take centuries to… Read More

“This technique could restore a big chunk of Amazon rainforest”

The group plans to spread seeds from over 200 native species, including grasses and trees, across 70,000 acres. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/03/this-technique-could-restore-part-of-the-amazon/

“A “New Ocean” Is Emerging at the Top of the World”

“As the planet warms, the Arctic is warming more than twice as fast. As ice cover is disappearing, average summer sea ice has declined by more than a third since 1979. That’s roughly equal to the entire area… Read More