Air from thousands of kilometers away spiraled down to drape the Pacific Northwest in blistering heat.
Planning and Planting Future Forests with Climate Change in Mind
The climate is warming too fast for some trees to catch up. Planting seeds from warmer regions can bolster future forests, but that requires a significant shift in forestry practice.
Remote Landslide Puts Fraser River Salmon on Shaky Ground
An alliance of First Nations, provincial, and federal leaders worked with scientists, engineers, and emergency responders to rescue critical salmon stocks in western Canada.
Forested Streams May Warm More Than Observations Predict
Understanding how temperatures of cold-water streams respond to global warming could help clarify the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems.
More Evidence Humans Migrated to the Americas via Coastal Route
A new chronology shows that ice-free areas existed along the British Columbia coast earlier than previously thought.
A Closer Look at an Undersea Source of Alaskan Earthquakes
A systematic survey offers a striking portrait of movement along a 500-kilometer-long undersea section of the Queen Charlotte–Fairweather fault off the coast of southeastern Alaska.
Assessing Earthquake Risks in the Pacific Northwest
While megaquakes occasionally occur along the Cascadia margin, smaller but more frequent crustal earthquakes are a more immediate threat, according to a natural hazards expert.
Detecting Near-Field Tsunamis off the Coast of British Columbia
A Near-Field Tsunami Initiative for the Coast of British Columbia;
Port Alberni, British Columbia, 27–28 March 2014