1. Life

    Brittle arms lose muscle

    In lab simulations of future ocean conditions, brittle stars grow extra-calcified but puny arms.

  2. Earth

    Babbitt to Southern Louisiana: Look into Gondolas

    “New Orleans, at the end of the century, will be an island” — literally, predicts Bruce Babbitt. Whether or not you believe his assessment, he makes a good case for considering the implications of climate change when planning federal projects.

  3. Climate

    Air Pollution Can Be So Cool — ing

    Fossil-fuel pollution has been offsetting global warming to the tune of about 30 percent per year. Cleaning up that pollution, a must, threatens to accelerate warming unless humanity changes its fuel-use strategy.

  4. Life

    The Arctic isn’t alone

    Insects and other animals that regulate their body temperature externally may be especially vulnerable as the world warms.

  5. Earth

    A Feverish World

    What's behind global warming—and is there anything we can do?

  6. Climate

    Olympic Clean Up

    Rather than wowing its visitors this summer with world-class air pollution, China wants to impress them with its clean, green Olympics.

  7. Earth

    Heat relief

    A new data-rich climate model foresees a short-term reprieve from warming for parts of western Europe and North America.

  8. Climate

    Science News for Kids: Polar Ice Feels the Heat

    From glaciers to sea ice, the big melt is on.

  9. Environment

    Down with Carbon

    Scientists are exploring strategies for capturing carbon dioxide and storing it safely away in order to limit the levels of that greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.

  10. Climate

    Researchers rethink fate of celebrity plankton

    A poster-species for the hazards of greenhouse gas accumulation thrives in carbon dioxide-rich waters.