climate change

Drought’s one-two punch

Researchers look into the effects of repeated droughts on different kinds of forests.


Trees and lawns beat the heat

As climate change pushes cities towards dangerous temperatures, planners must balance mitigating heat and preserving water resources.


Seismic monitoring may improve early warnings for glacial lake outburst floods

Seismic stations may provide a real-time, remote monitoring system to give early warnings of glacial lake outburst floods that devastate downstream communities. Global warming is drastically increasing the risk of these floods.


Our energy hunger is tethered to our economic past

Civilization may need to “forget the flame” to reduce CO2 emissions.


Rising temps put desert shrubs in high-efficiency mode

Long-term observations track Mojave Desert plants’ responses to climate change.


An illustration that imagines what the dinosaur-like creature looked like while leaving the footprint millions of years ago. It's feet look like giant chicken feet - three toed with claws. Ferns are scattered in the background..

Insights into climate change during origin of dinosaurs

An international team reveals discoveries about an unusual time called the ‘Carnian Pluvial Episode.’


Know the risks of investing in forests

Use of forests to offset carbon emissions requires an understanding of the risks


Changing forests

In a warming climate, tree communities, particularly in more arid regions, are becoming more drought tolerant primarily through the death of less hardy trees.


Groundbreaking theater piece takes on the subject of climate change

Phantom Limb Company’s Falling Out examines the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown that ravaged the region of Fukushima, Japan in March of 2011.


Converting my commute

Leaving the car at home for a more enjoyable commute.