High levels of prenatal air pollution exposure and stress increase childhood asthma risk

Credit: ATS ATS 2017, WASHINGTON, DC -- A new study has found that children, especially boys, whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of outdoor particulate air pollution at the same time that t..

UNLV study: Warming news from Russia

Credit: Petr Yakubson LAS VEGAS - May 22, 2017 - Things are heating up in Russia. UNLV Geoscience Ph.D. student Jonathan Baker has found evidence that shows nearly continuous warming from the en..

Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact

Credit: Rob Felt The wildfire that has raged across more than 150,000 acres of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and Florida has sent smoke billowing into the sky as far as the eye can see. Now, new r..

Air pollution may disrupt sleep

ATS 2017, WASHINGTON, DC--High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference. "Prior..

Antarctica ‘greening’ due to climate change

Credit: Matt Amesbury Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. Few plants live on the continent, but scientists studying moss have found a sharp incr..

Flat Antarctica

This is a visual summary of the EGU press release: 'Flat Antarctica - Land height could help explain why Antarctica is warming slower than the Arctic.' Based on research published... view m..

During heat waves, urban trees can increase ground-level ozone

Planting trees is a popular strategy to help make cities "greener," both literally and figuratively. But scientists have found a counterintuitive effect of urban vegetation: During heat waves, it can ..

Study reveals how pesticide use and climate affect monarch butterflies

An analysis of data in Illinois has found a link between higher county-level use of an herbicide called glyphosate and reduced abundance of adult monarch butterflies, especially in areas with concentr..

Refining the ocean’s thermometer

Credit: Jennifer Fehrenbacher, OSU Chronicling Earth's past temperature swings is a basic part of understanding climate change. One of the best records of past ocean temperatures can be found i..

Scientists study atmospheric waves radiating out of hurricanes

Credit: David Nolan and Brian McNoldy, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science MIAMI--Researchers believe they have found a new way to monitor the intensity and locat..