The Earth, its geology and its ecosystems...The more we learn about our planet the more we see the interdependence of geology, atmosphere, climate and life. These scientists explain the many great phenomena that affect our planet. And they also explain the human impact on the Earth.
Changes in habitat and breeding patterns due to rapid climate change...
What an atmosphere is, what it does, how it changes --on Earth, elsewhere in our solar system and beyond
Saving the oceans is an urgent matter...
A major ethicist and author talks about the geoengineering issue and his new book on that topic, Earthmasters
Clouds are an essential component of the dynamics of climate change. Here's how that works.
An international expert explains how coastal ecosystems function and how they are adjusting to current stresses
Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change
A leading expert and author on the issue of genetically modified foods explains the corporate resistance to labeling GM foods.
How vested interests have misled and confused the public over the years about many issues: DDT, tobacco, the ozone hole, environment, climate change
Scientists are now able to study in detail the dynamic volcanic activity of the deep ocean ridges. This is a description of what scientists are learning.
A distinguished authority on Earth's geochemical systems explains the deep relationship between life and planetary environment
Earthquakes occur somewhere, every day. Can they be predicted?
How ocean earthquakes generate tsunamis --and where tsunamis can occur
An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change
What triggers the sudden massive plankton blooms that we depend on?
An international authority on the dual impacts of climate change and environmental destruction discusses the urgent need for a restorative development policy.
A discussion of the exceptionally well-documented climate change in Massachusetts
What modern seismologists are learning about the Earth's interior
An expert on climate change policy explains the coming global challege and the role of public commitment.
An important new book connects the dots between the role of microbes in healthy soil and in human health
How a combination of innovative conservation techniques and involvement of local villages is combating damage in the Himalayas
A leader in the international research on marine sediments explains how climate history is recorded in ocean sediments
Sea-level patterns over 2000 years and the situation now
Ancient diatom fossils provide clues to the adaptability of these vital organisms in the deep past, and can help predict plankton survival in the present climate change.
Clouds and the particles they contain are essential information for climate science. Here's how scientists gather and decipher that information.
Sometimes polluted land can be restored. Some case histories...
Can the great Himalaya ecosystem adapt to the dual assault of rapid development and climate change?
Soil is essential for life on Earth, and life greatly enriches soil. How did the pedosphere evolve, what makes it dynamic, and how can we save it?
The distinguished ecologist Kamal Bawa talks about his new book on the Himalayas, his research, and his ATREE institute
Dudley Foster, the Woods Hole engineer closely associated with the Alvin's history, describes explorations of the deep-sea submersible.
Calculating the impact of large-scale food production on the environment...
A visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to learn how researchers investigate the dynamic relationship between oceans and climate
The complex relationship between marine life and the chemistry and circulation of oceans
The Cziczo Lab at MIT investigates the particles that form clouds and the vital role of clouds in climate change
A fascinating look at the vital role of seagrass in marine ecosystems
A combination of climate change, industrial fishing, and seafood trade now threaten basic health in many developing nations
A visit to the Helmuth Lab to learn how scientists investigate effects of changing climate on coastal ecosystems
Arctic caves contain precise geological records of ancient ice-ages and subsequent melts that help scientists predict the effects of the present permafrost thaw.
A major authority on ocean sediments discusses what these deposits tell us about past and present climate
The excess CO2 in Earth's atmosphere will remain for hundreds of years. An atmospheric scientist explains the need to reduce that excess as we shift to renewable energy.
The long struggle to commit the international community to prepare for the worldwide climate crisis