For Nesting Least Terns, Water Levels Matter

Research sheds light on the capacity of endangered least terns to adapt to changes in their environment.

Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (courtesy of Flickr).

State of the Climate

View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.

Projections of Future Climate and Annual Runoff

Warmer temperatures could increase water loss by evapotranspiration. Without a comparable increase in precipitation, runoff – and thus water available for humans and ecosystems – could be reduced.

Hurricane Maria May Help Scientists Predict How Rainforests Respond to Climate Change

The storm that devastated Puerto Rico became an unexpected variable in the world’s first tropical forest warming experiment.

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