Undisturbed tropical rain forests are experiencing more frequent droughts, but the ecosystems are isolated and difficult to assess. Scientists are using remote sensing to expand the depth and scope of monitoring efforts.
Droughts in one region of the Amazon can lead to less moisture elsewhere, and trees may not adapt quickly enough to survive.
As lakes and reservoirs become anoxic, they can promote poor water quality downstream.
Meltwater draining through an area of the Greenland Ice Sheet creates enough energy to rival that of a massive hydroelectric power station, researchers say.
Increasing incidents of wildfires in the Arctic are not only thawing permafrost but changing the entire underlying structure of the region.
Una vez que una erupción volcánica masiva termina, el sistema subyacente puede mantenerse activo por miles de años. Una nueva investigación vislumbra cómo funcionan los ciclos de super erupciones.
Once a massive volcanic eruption is finished, the underlying system can remain active for thousands of years. New research illuminates how supereruption cycles work.
People have been engineering river deltas for millennia, but new research identifies the optimal placement for diversions that benefit both local communities and the environment—and it might be close to a city.
Volcanic eruptions spread harmful metals in the environment. Now the biggest study to date details exactly where they end up.
For the first time, researchers have captured continuous data on the abrupt changes and activities happening at a glacier’s calving front.