Extreme fires in the western United States and Southeast Asia influenced the local weather in ways that make fires and smoke pollution worse.
Silicate Weathering Throttles the Global Thermostat
The natural breakdown of some rocks sucks carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Knowing how quickly it happens could help scientists engineer solutions to the climate crisis.
El papel central de la agricultura en el calendario de horizonte azteca
Los calendarios de horizonte fueron clave para medir el tiempo para las culturas pre-hispánicas de la cuenca del Valle de México. Un nuevo estudio sugiere que los calendarios se usaron para gestionar los ciclos agrícolas.
Lakes Can Change How Glaciers Move
Lakes forming from melted ice can have a big effect on their parent glacier, and more of these bodies of water are appearing under warming conditions.
The Limits to Tree Planting in the Indian Himalayas
The Indian government has an ambitious forestry goal. New research shows it may be out of sync with environmental and social constraints.
Marauding Moons Spell Disaster for Some Planets
In solar systems beyond our own, some moons might eventually collide with their host planets, new simulations suggest.
How Wine’s Origin Was Shaped by the Last Glacial Maximum
The harsh climate of the ice age influenced grapevine cultivation at the dawn of agriculture.
Quaoar’s Ring Defies Gravity
The dwarf planet’s ring makes astronomers question whether a long-held theory about ring and moon formation needs tweaking.
A Tiny New Device Could Help Find Extraterrestrial Life
Researchers developed a mini analyzer that could be a giant step forward in the search for life and habitable environments beyond Earth.
Accounting for Offbeat Earthquakes Could Improve Forecasts
A new model considers the full history of earthquakes on a fault, improving forecasts of when the next will strike.