Land & Vegetation

Glacier in Alaska
August 13, 2012
As rising temperatures melt glaciers around the world, scientists are tracking the changes and helping glacier-dependent regions adapt to a changing water supply.
Global map showing regions drying by 2090s
August 06, 2012
Whether you’re looking at the next few weeks or the next few decades, many parts of the United States are likely to face the silent but devastating impacts of drought.
Tallgrass struggles against drought in this file photo from eastern Colorado.
April 03, 2012
March is normally the snowiest month of the year across parts of the central Rockies, but March 2012 left much of Colorado snowless and nervous.
Japanese cherry tree blossoms, Tidal Basin, Washington, DC
March 15, 2012
Days lengthen as spring arrives, but several other signs of the season are showing up earlier and earlier. Some animals and insects aren’t adapting fast enough to this "asynchrony," and there's an increasing disconnect with legal dates that govern hunting and other resource management.

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