The Navajo Nation’s Shifting Sands of Climate Change
“It’s gotten really expensive each year. It gets me in a financial bind. Sometimes I don’t have much left for our own grocery." But drought and climate change have been especially hard on the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U ...
We’re Living in the Tropics
When it comes to climate change ... live in the tropics. So what happens in the tropics determines what happens to the earth’s biodiversity. The fact is, we live on a tropical planet; we just don’t realize it because so many of us live in the colder ...
Tropical dry forests: the other tropics
For nature-lovers in the U.S., Mexico ... are found in tropical regions the world over as vines. However, the morning glory endemic to the Tehuacán Valley is a tree. A tree? It’s true. Nowhere else in the world does such a plant exist.
Cold U.S. Winter Caused By Warm Tropical Waters?
The polar vortex got all the blame for the frigid winter that held much of the eastern ... tropical West Pacific and out to the Northeast Pacific," said Adam Scaife, a climate scientist with the UK's Met Office, which put out a report linking their wet ...
What are tropical glaciers and why do they matter?
Climate models predict this warming will be most pronounced at high altitudes where most tropical glaciers exist ... wet season, like in the past. “We aren’t seeing diminished precipitation, but we are seeing a difference as to whether it’s staying ...