Early Birds & Springtime

The sounds of birds chirping and fluttering outside your bedroom window are a welcome sign of spring, but scientists have evidence that suggests birds are nesting earlier due to global warming. And the harmful consequences aren’t just for the birds, as this ScienCentral video explains. [If you cannot see the flash video below, you can […]


Early Birds & Springtime

The sounds of birds chirping and fluttering outside your bedroom window are a welcome sign of spring, but scientists have evidence that suggests birds are nesting earlier due to global warming. And the harmful consequences aren’t just for the birds, as this ScienCentral video explains.


Science Friction

Can the newly appointed team of scientific advisors give the president realistic solutions for threats like global warming? Eliene Augenbraun shares her thoughts on conflicting scientific truth and political policy.

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Irreversible Warming

A just published report on the future of global warming is showing that unless the output of carbon dioxide is curbed soon, the severe consequences of global warming will be essentially irreversible.

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Tree Death Update

A new report published by government scientists today in the journal Science says that tree deaths have more than doubled in older forests across the western U.S., with global warming to blame. ScienCentral News recently reported on one of the major ways this is playing out: with the help of tiny beetles that are killing trees by the millions.

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Food and Global Warming

Half the world’s population could be facing a food crisis by the end of the century due to global warming. That’s the grim assessment of scientists who looked at projections of global warming’s impact on the average temperatures during the growing season.

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Trees and Forests Show Stress From Global Warming

When we bring a tree into the living room for the holidays we know it will lose needles. But, this season millions of trees still in the forest are losing needles, leaves – and their lives — at the hands of beetles. With the help of global warming, the tiny pests are doing the kind of damage to forests you might think only fires could do.


Faster Sea Level Rise

A new study indicates that a rise in sea levels as a result of global warming could be double or even triple than what climate forecasters have previously predicted for the end of the century. The ice sheets are melting faster than anticipated, making the situation even worse than previously thought.

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Fish Comeback

Could a change in the rules governing commercial fishing actually reverse a worldwide trend of declining fish populations? As this ScienCentral video explains, a just-released study of where those rules have changed says, “yes.”


Top 10 End of The World Scenarios

After much anticipation, CERN researchers flipped the switch of the Large Hadron Collider and–woo hoo!–we’re all still alive! In celebration of living yet another day, we offer up a Top Ten list featuring the Ghosts of Doomsday Past, Present and Future.

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