The average brightness of the night sky is increasing by 10% every year, making the stars less visible and impacting wildlife.
Ocean heat, a strong marker of climate change, reached a record high in 2022, helping to explain the ever-escalating pattern of extreme weather events of late.
Starting around 60 km up, in the outermost layers of atmosphere carbon dioxide actually cools the atmosphere, causing it to shrink and contract. A cooling and shrinking MLT will lead to an increase in the longevity of space debris at higher altitudes
Jellyfish populations are currently on the rise, and this growth can negatively impact humans and other living organisms unless change is implemented.
According to the new paper, 16 of 35 planetary vital signs have now reached record extremes. That includes rises in the frequency of dangerous heat events, global tree cover loss from fires and the prevalence of the mosquito-borne dengue virus.
NASA scientists, using a tool designed to study how dust affects climate, have identified more than 50 spots around the world emitting major levels of methane, a development that could help combat the potent greenhouse gas.
Researchers looked at soil and lake sediment from Lake Hazen, the largest lake by volume north of the Arctic Circle. Sequencing segments of DNA and RNA found in the soil, the scientists sought to identify the pool of viruses present in the environment.
A study out of New Mexico has found that the environmental harm produced by Bitcoin mining is comparable with that of beef production or oil refining.
In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50 percent or more of calories consumed.
The Southern Ocean has dominated the global absorption of heat. In fact, Southern Ocean heat uptake accounts for almost all the planet's ocean warming, thereby controlling the rate of climate change.
Researchers found "giant" viruses – several times larger than typical viruses – affecting microscopic algae just below the boundary between fresh water and salt water.
Early onset cancers defined as cancers discovered in adults younger than 50 years old, have "dramatically increased" around the world over the last few decades.