Earth & Environment

Topic Image Rail

Valerian plant

MOUNTAIN CLIMBER  Male valerian plants like this one have moved up in elevation in response to hotter, drier climate conditions. As a result, male-female plant ratios have changed since the late 1970s, researchers have found. This plant is growing in the research team’s highest study site, at 3,790 meters.

ozone map

OZONE SNAPSHOT  The Antarctic ozone hole is finally healing, scientists say, even though that recovery has been somewhat obscured by recent volcanic activity that temporarily boosted the hole (bluish area centered over Antarctica) to record size last October.

global leaders at Paris Agreement

UNFINISHED BUSINESS  Plans to curb climate change announced in advance of the December 2015 Paris Agreement aren’t nearly ambitious enough to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, new research shows.

Earth & Environment

Subscribe to RSS - Earth & Environment