The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of other places on Earth, due in large part to positive climatic feedbacks in the region. Decoded Science explains the feedbacks, and an expert weighs in on how they compare to one another.
E-cigarettes appear to be a healthier alternative to smoking, but we know relatively little about long-term effects. What are the risks of vaping and how do they compare to smoking regular cigarettes?
With California still experiencing extreme drought conditions, how much of it is due to natural variability and how much is due to global warming? Decoded Science delves into the debate among climatologists and explains the details of how melting ice in the Arctic can affect precipitation on the West Coast.
With California in the grips of an exceptional drought, Decoded Science takes a detailed look at the causes of the drought, predictions for the next several months, whether El NiĂ±o is likely to deliver relief, and how the infrastructure can handle it.
Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is a form of geoengineering proposed to combat climate change. Types of CDR include land management of forests and agriculture, tweaking the natural carbon cycle through weathering on land and in the ocean, and carbon capture and sequestration technologies.
Marijuana cultivation for the black market has a huge toll on the environment. Could legalizing marijuana make growing pot greener?
The levels of ice in the Antarctic Sea are increasing – but wait, isn’t the planet supposed to be getting warmer? Science explains the increase in ice.
How does global warming affect the jet stream – and where does Arctic Amplification come into the picture? Expect wacky weather patterns to continue.
Golfing is in decline; golf courses are closing all over the nation. That’s sad news for those who love their tee-time, but good news for the environment.
New research shows where all the Earth’s extra heat is going: It’s in the oceans, and may stay there for five or more years. What’s next for climate change?