Can climate change be good for penguins?! A new study suggests that at least one unusual species of the swimming birds found on the iconic Galapagos Islands might actually benefit from a changing world.
No, unfortunately there isn't a forest of feather-light trees just waiting to be discovered atop a fluffy white cloud. However, there are many unique, high-altitude forests found on mountains that rely on the moisture and cover of passing clouds to survive. Now, with climate change altering atmospheric currents throughout the world, experts have estimated that many of these forests are in trouble.
In trying to explain for recent prolonged bouts of unseasonal and extreme weather patterns, researchers have found that changes in atmospheric wind patterns are causing certain regions to become more vulnerable to extreme conditions.
New images of Saturn's skies amidst the aurora light show support the theory that Saturn's manetotail is in the middle of a violent collapse, according to a recent observational report.
Samples from the Greenland ice sheet suggest the US Clean Air Act had a clear effect on conditions in the Earth's atmosphere. The discovery by University of Washington atmospheric scientists also alludes to a link between air acidity and nitrogen preservation in snow layers.