Malaria Transmission Peaks at Much Cooler Temperatures than Previously Predicted

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The most deadly type of malaria in humans and the one most prevalent in Africa is one that is very sensitive to climate. Previously published scientific studies put the optim...

USGS Climate Science at ESA – Species, Ecosystems, and Fire

About 4,000 people are expected to attend the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Ore., Aug. 5-10. The theme of this year’s conference is “Life on Earth: Preserving, U...

Acid Rain Study Show Substantial Decreases, But More Progress Is Needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Measurable improvements in air quality and visibility, human health, and water quality in many acid-sensitive lakes and streams, have been achieved through emissions reductions fr...

New Study confirms Significant Land Loss Along Louisiana Coast

LAFAYETTE, La., June 3, 2011 – Coastal Louisiana has lost more than 1.2 million acres in the past 78 years, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center. ...

New Discoveries Improve Climate Models

Underwater Ridges Impact Ocean’s Flow of Warm Water New discoveries on how underwater ridges impact the ocean’s circulation system will help improve climate projections. An underwater ridge can tr...

More Frequent Drought Likely in Eastern Africa

The increased frequency of drought observed in eastern Africa over the last 20 years is likely to continue as long as global temperatures continue to rise, according to new research published in Clima...
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