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Climate Change Is Killing Butterflies in the American West

Butterflies play essential role in pollinating wild plants and crops. Which makes a new study published in Science on Thursday such bad news. It shows the climate crisis is posing an existential threat to their survival, particularly in the American West.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nature, Citizen Science, Habitat, Conservation Biology, Effects Of Climate Change, West Read, Monarch Butterfly Migration, Philosophy Of Biology, Physical Geography, Climate Variability And Change, Matthew Forister, Environment And Environmental Sciences


Humans Have Completely Transformed How Water Is Stored on Earth

Human fingerprints are all over the world’s freshwater. A new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature shows that while human-controlled freshwater sources make up a minimal portion of the world’s ponds, lakes, and rivers, they are responsible more than half of all changes to the Earth’s water system.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Water, Earth, Water Resources, Pond, Earth Sciences, Fresh Water, Hydrology, Bodies of Water, Sarah Cooley, Physical Geography, Climate Variability And Change, Aquatic Ecology, Surface Water


A Huge Red Flag Just Popped Up in a Little-Studied Region of Antarctica

Glaciers in Antarctica are turning the concept of “glacial pace” on its head. A new study of a little-observed area on the continent finds that rising heat is making ice streams flow faster, which has worrisome consequences for sea level rise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Glacier, Earth Sciences, Effects Of Climate Change, Ice Shelf, Glaciology, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology, Retreat Of Glaciers Since, Climate Variability And Change, Getz Ice Shelf, Heather Selley


A Major Ocean Current May Be Hurtling Towards Collapse

The ocean may have less time than we thought before massive, irreversible shifts take place. A new study finds that a crucial ocean system may reach its “tipping point” sooner than predicted if the rate of climate change continues at a breakneck pace.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Climatology, Earth Sciences, Effects Of Climate Change, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Physical Geography, Physical Oceanography, Climate Variability And Change, Chemical Oceanography, Abrupt Climate Change, Tipping Points In The Climate System, Thermohaline Circulation


Climate Change Is Creating a Nightmare for Allergy Sufferers

A new study out Monday is the latest to suggest that climate change is already making people’s lives worse, this time for those allergic to pollen. The findings indicate show pollen season in North America has gotten measurably longer and that pollen has become more plentiful over the past three decades, due in part…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, North America, Effects Of Climate Change, Pollen, Ragweed, Medical Specialties, Allergology, Climate Variability And Change, Allergic Rhinitis