climate change

The path forward for fossil fuel divestment

The Academic Senate Ad Hoc Committee outlines a strategy of divestment and reinvestment.


Warming climate slows tropical birds’ population growth rates

A 30-year study in Tanzania shows temperature-linked population declines in species important to forests.


Exploring the science of sea ice

U mathematician Ken Golden takes to the ice in a Frontiers of Science lecture.


A reversal of Earth’s geomagnetic field

Approximately 42,000 years ago the Earth’s geomagnetic field reversed, triggering dramatic climate shifts and fueling ecological change on a global scale.


Yes, allergy seasons are getting worse. Blame climate change.

If you live with seasonal allergies and feel like the pollen seasons feel longer and longer every year, you may be right.


Mysterious magnetic fossils offer past climate clues

New method preserves these rare samples for scientific analysis


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.