Climate

To Turn a Schoolyard Into an Outdoor Classroom, Just Add Native Plants

To Turn a Schoolyard Into an Outdoor Classroom, Just Add Native Plants

— With the help of Audubon Minnesota and some controlled fires, a local school recently restored an overgrown field into original prairie habitat.
Proposed Nationwide Carbon Tax Led by Republicans Reminds That Climate Change Is a Concern for All

Proposed Nationwide Carbon Tax Led by Republicans Reminds That Climate Change Is a Concern for All

— The proposal, which was discussed at the White House last week, takes a conservative approach to climate action. But it runs into a problem central to all carbon taxes: deciding how to spend the raised funds.
In a Hotter World, Desert Birds Will Face a Much Higher Risk of Dehydration

In a Hotter World, Desert Birds Will Face a Much Higher Risk of Dehydration

— As the climate changes, desert-dwelling birds are going to need more oases than ever to stay cool and hydrated, according to a new study.
The Gas Industry Leaks Enough Gas to Power Three Million Homes Each Year. Congress Is About to Say That's Fine

The Gas Industry Leaks Enough Gas to Power Three Million Homes Each Year. Congress Is About to Say That's Fine

— A rule that restricts wasteful gas leaks and keeps a powerful greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere will likely get overturned any day now. Here's why that's bad for everyone.
Uh-Oh: A Little-Known Impact of Climate Change Boosts Mercury in Food Chains

Uh-Oh: A Little-Known Impact of Climate Change Boosts Mercury in Food Chains

— Mercury wreaks havoc on birds—and climate change may make it more common in some coastal food webs, according to a new study.
Bad News, People: 2016 Was Officially the Warmest Year on Record

Bad News, People: 2016 Was Officially the Warmest Year on Record

— For the third year in a row, Earth has set a new record for its highest average temperature since 1880. And the evidence is everywhere.
The Ocean Is Warming More Quickly Than We Thought

The Ocean Is Warming More Quickly Than We Thought

— A new study confirms that the oceans are absorbing heat from climate change at a faster rate, endangering marine wildlife.
By Pitching In Around the Nest, Plover Dads Adapt to Warmer Temperatures

By Pitching In Around the Nest, Plover Dads Adapt to Warmer Temperatures

— A study found that plover dads can compensate for heat waves by helping to incubate eggs, a possible strategy for adjusting to climate change.
The Future of Ohio’s Renewable Energy Depends on John Kasich’s Veto

The Future of Ohio’s Renewable Energy Depends on John Kasich’s Veto

— Bird lovers and a bipartisan group of allies are hoping the governor will end the state’s freeze on clean energy standards.
Amidst California Drought, Coyotes Creep Closer to Mono Lake’s Gull Colonies

Amidst California Drought, Coyotes Creep Closer to Mono Lake’s Gull Colonies

— An electric fence might provide a quick fix, but what the lake really needs is water.