Pipeline infrastructure disproportionately burdens America’s most vulnerable communities.
U.S. Data Centers Rely on Water from Stressed Basins
Researchers mapped the environmental footprint of data centers, shedding light on how and where the industry can improve.
Getting to the Bottom of Trawling’s Carbon Emissions
A new model shows that bottom trawling, which stirs up marine sediments as weighted nets scrape the ocean floor, may be releasing more than a billion metric tons of carbon every year.
Food Security Lessons from the Vikings
Scandinavian societies of the first millennium adapted their farming practices to volcano-driven climate changes.
Dyes and Isotopes Track Groundwater from Sink to Spring
The hydraulic connection between a sinkhole and a natural spring—the longest and largest yet documented—could help reduce the guesswork in mapping karst aquifers.
Siltation Threatens Historic North Indian Dam
Experts recommend reforestation campaigns to combat siltation at Bhakra Dam, one of the first infrastructure projects pursued by India after independence.
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.
Is Green Las Vegas Gone Forever?
Living in Geologic Time: Will desertification overtake Nevada’s half-million-year history of wetlands?
How Anthropogenic Drought Plays Out
Drought should be considered and modeled as a process, including human–nature interactions, and not merely a product of water deficit.
Amazon Forests Are Turning into Savannas
Floodplain forests have low resilience to repeated exposure to wildfires. As climate change increases the instances of fires, forests may transform to less productive grassland ecosystems.