Environmental Science

Massachusetts study: Climate change threatens birds

Sep 13, 2017

A new report warns that more than 40 percent of the most common breeding species of birds in Massachusetts are considered "highly vulnerable" to climate change

Correction: Hurricanes-Q&A story

Sep 7, 2017

Correction: Hurricanes-Q&A story

Billions of dead trees force US fire crews to shift tactics

Sep 7, 2017

Thick stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of lifeless, unstable trees that could come crashing down with deadly force

A singular storm in Houston; a recurring nightmare in Mumbai

Sep 1, 2017

Two massive, rain-soaked cities on opposite sides of the world are struggling with swirling, brackish waters that have brought death and devastation, but while it's unprecedented for Houston, it's painfully common for Mumbai

In Venice, 'First Reformed' asks: Is God an ecologist?

Aug 31, 2017

Two crises unfold in Paul Schrader's "First Reformed," which has its world premiere Thursday at the Venice Film Festival _ one spiritual, the other environmental

Scientists say warming makes storms, like Harvey, wetter

Aug 29, 2017

Scientists say, by the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped a record-breaking 1 million gallons of water for every person in southeastern Texas _ in a glimpse of the wet and wild future global warming could bring

Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

Aug 22, 2017

The Gulf of Maine is the latest global hotspot to lose kelp forests, which are critical to the fishing industry

Science Says: Trump team garbles climate science

Aug 10, 2017

When it comes to the actual science of climate change, what President Trump and his cabinet say conflicts with what science, data and peer-reviewed studies show

US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

Aug 9, 2017

A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes the United States is already feeling the negative impact of climate change

Study: Just going outdoors could become deadly in South Asia

Aug 3, 2017

Swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by century's end it will be deadly just being outdoors


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