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Discover the latest Environmental Sciences Research

Our portfolio of environmental sciences journals continue to push the boundaries of research and research communication. Discover the latest papers making waves in your community, explore further insight into the contributions of PLOS journals to the field, and find out how to keep in the loop with what’s to come in 2024.

Most talked about in 2024*

Sea otter recovery buffers century-scale declines in California kelp forests, PLOS Climate

Dynamic modeling of African elephant populations under changing climate and habitat loss across the Greater Virunga Landscape, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation

An invisible water surcharge: Climate warming increases crop water demand in the San Joaquin Valley’s groundwater-dependent irrigated agriculture, PLOS Water

Contemporary and relic waters strongly decoupled in arid alpine environments, PLOS Water

Emotional signatures of climate policy support, PLOS Climate

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Further reading and insights

PLOS publishes a broad range of environmental sciences research, spanning journals, disciplines, and regions. Discover more research and insights in our curated research selections and other articles from around PLOS.

Discover essential research from across our entire journals portfolio on topics of increasing importance: 

Precision agriculture 

Food security

Clean water and sanitation

Sustainable cities and communities

From the blogs:

2023 article highlights, selected by PLOS Climate section editors

Health and climate change in the spotlight

A significant amount of research published in PLOS journals aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Discover a selection of these articles.

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*data sourced from Altmetric, January 2024 – May 2024

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