What are the oceans telling us about climate change?
As we celebrate World Oceans Day on Friday, it’s worth pausing to reflect on the biggest challenge they face, writes New England Aquarium president Bud Ris.
MIT exhibit highlights climate change science
- The new exhibit at the MIT Museum, “Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya,” contributes to the sometimes perplexing study of climate change.
Climate shift could help struggling N.E. species
- Tulips are in full bloom and a number of struggling species are set to benefit from the early spring, which can result in a greater food supply for local herbivores.
As ice cap melts, militaries vie for Arctic edge
- YOKOSUKA, Japan - To the world’s military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources, long-dreamed-of sea lanes and a slew of potential conflicts.
Syrup makers toil this winter
- Record winter temperatures are wreaking havoc with maple tree systems, forcing syrup producers to tap trunks early to catch the best, most sugary sap.
Bad weather policy: Insuring against climate change
- For insurance companies, climate change is not only real; it’s really expensive. Will Washington notice?
Study finds that triple threat paints grim future for amphibians
- Frogs, salamanders, and other amphibians may eventually have no safe haven left on the globe because of a triple threat of worsening scourges, a new study predicts.
Oceanic migrations linked to climate change
- When a 43-foot gray whale was spotted off the Israeli town of Herzliya last year, scientists came to a startling conclusion: it must have wandered across the normally icebound route above Canada, where warm weather had briefly opened a clear channel three years earlier.