Termites are about to experience a significant global expansion in their prime habitat, thanks to climate change. Here’s what that means for deadwood.
New modelling shows how tectonic plate movements, carbon-rich deep-sea sediment, and mountain weathering have regulated Earth’s climate.
Scientists are studying fires in Africa at different times of year to see how the smoke from these fires changes over the year.
Here’s what to look out for.
As environmental engineers, invasive caterpillars can have remarkable effects on water quality and soil conditions. But from a climate perspective they’re pretty much a nuisance.
If we want to reduce carbon emissions and preserve planetary ecosystems, we need to protect our soils.
Even this radical scenario wouldn’t be as effective as it may first seem.
Plastic has become a major part of the carbon cycle, a discovery that has implications for how we tackle climate change.
The UK’s marshes, bogs and fens provided the bare necessities of daily life for many centuries.
It depends on where and how it’s grown, and how it is disposed of or recycled.
Warmer temperatures cannot increase the amount of carbon deciduous trees absorb in each growing season, a new study suggests.
The updated methods are providing a clearer picture of how Earth and its inhabitants evolved over the past 60,000 years - and thus, providing new insight into its future.
The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions.
To avoid global warming on a catastrophic scale, nations need to reduce emissions and find ways to pull carbon from the air. One promising solution: spreading rock dust on farm fields.
Tree planting projects that use non-native trees risk releasing more carbon back into the atmosphere, undermining efforts to fight climate change.
Earth’s has gone through major climate changes in the past. They happened on time scales of millions of years and triggered mass extinctions. Our emissions are changing the climate much faster.
‘Black carbon’ from rainforest fires is settling on glaciers and making them melt faster, according to new research.
Lakes are the final resting place for many of the Earth’s plants – and these organic graveyards are about to get a whole lot busier.
Discussions about climate change often skirt around the issue of population growth, but it is the main driver of rising carbon dioxide levels and many other environmental changes on a planetary scale.
Thousands of years ago, carbon gases trapped on the seafloor escaped, causing drastic warming that helped end the last ice age. A scientist says climate change could cause this process to repeat.