Climate

As climate change melts away frozen landscapes, scientists rush to discover all they can about the tiny organisms that thrive on ice.
James Gaines, Contributor
New research shows the climate effects likely varied widely around the globe, with the Northern Hemisphere suffering the most.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Scientists study how some microorganisms deep on the ocean floor affect our climate.
Inside Science Contributor
A better understanding of past rainfall swings may help scientists better predict future ones.
Nikk Ogasa, Contributor
Walls, fences and other obstacles hamper the mobility of mammals and birds.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
January brought good and bad news to start the year.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
New courses could help prepare young doctors for the medical challenges of a warming world.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Researchers in Finland used environmental data to study potentially destructive ice-induced shaking.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
If we want to rein in climate change, we will likely need to change what we eat and how we produce it.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
A month’s worth of cool science stories.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
New findings suggest the famous geyser went dormant during a period of severe droughts -- a condition that could recur in a warming world.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Unusually hot zones in the ocean will last longer and occur more often in the coming century.
Christian Fogerty, Contributor