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Leaders back climate change urgency in New York
PHYS.ORG Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global... 1 hour
California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard
PHYS.ORG California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at... 1 hour
Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
SCIENCE DAILY The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by scientists tracking environment changes. 1 hour
Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
PHYS.ORG By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints—borrowing from epochs of changing... 2 hours
Renewed project could protect environment for millennia
PHYS.ORG A team that has included more than 85 researchers from three South Carolina universities is receiving $2 million to continue investigating how buried nuclear waste would react with soil and groundwater if it were... 2 hours
How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures
PHYS.ORG A new study suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for electricity in... 2 hours
Satellite sees short-lived Tropical Cyclone Kirk
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Kirk formed on Saturday, Sept. 22. By Monday, Sept. 24, Kirk lacked the closed circulation that is a prerequisite for tropical cyclone status. The NOAA-20 satellite provided a visible image of the storm at... 2 hours
'Ground coffee' with soil perks in Brazil
PHYS.ORG Coffee is one of Brazil's biggest crops. Brazil's favorable climate helps coffee beans ripen and be ready for picking during a concentrated period of weeks. This makes mechanical harvesting an economically reasonable choice. 2 hours
Scientists search for coral's new home
PHYS.ORG Coral reefs have long faced problems like overfishing, global warming and pollution—but they're also threatened by how slow they regenerate. 2 hours
Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
SCIENCE DAILY By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints -- borrowing from epochs... 2 hours
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure of the... 2 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Data from the international Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004... 4 hours
How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for electricity in... 5 hours
Urbanization is cutting off life support to NYC's wetlands
PHYS.ORG Historically, salt marshes have not only served as ecological nurseries for fish, birds, and other wildlife—they've been stalwart defenses against coastal storms. But recently, coastal development coupled with accelerated sea... 6 hours
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the gene FT -- the primary driver of the transition to flowering in plants each spring -- does something unexpected in Arabidopsis thaliana plants... 8 hours
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon—the measure of the economic harm... 9 hours
Study finds first evidence of climate change impacts on East Antarctic vegetation
PHYS.ORG A landmark 13-year study published in Nature Climate Change has provided the first evidence that climate change is affecting terrestrial ecosystems in East Antarctica. 9 hours
Eradicating Helicobacter pylori infections may be a key treatment for Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY While human genetic mutations are involved in a small number of Parkinson's disease (PD) cases, the vast majority of cases are of unknown environmental... 10 hours
Know someone sick? Your own smell might give it away
SCIENCE DAILY Odors surround us, providing cues about many aspects of personal identity, including health status. Now, research extends the scope and significance of personal odors as a source of... 10 hours
Why it doesn't get dark when you blink
SCIENCE DAILY About every five seconds we close our eyes and blink to moisten them. During this brief moment no light falls on our retina yet it is not constantly dark and we continue... 10 hours
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ESA World-class scientists are meeting in the Azores to discuss the latest findings on sea-level rise, ice melt and more – all based on satellite altimeters. Watch the opening session replay 10 hours
National parks bear the brunt of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Human-caused climate change has exposed US national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the nation, says a new study quantifying for the first time the magnitude of climate... 10 hours
Does our environment affect the genes in our brains?
SCIENCE DAILY Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers have shown that modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a... 10 hours
Reducing the conflict between energy retrofit and heritage character
PHYS.ORG Buildings represent the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions from the developed world, and climate change probably the greatest threat to humanity. 11 hours
Evacuation decision-making: How people make choices in disasters
PHYS.ORG After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research to investigate the broad impacts of these disasters. A year later, some of the researchers funded by awards from the... 11 hours
Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
PHYS.ORG The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by University of Queensland scientists tracking environment changes. 12 hours
MAVEN selfie marks four years in orbit around Mars
PHYS.ORG Today, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft celebrates four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and how it interacts with the sun and... 12 hours
After the Big One: Understanding aftershock risk
PHYS.ORG In early September 2018, a powerful earthquake on the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan triggered landslides, toppled buildings, cut power, halted industry, killed more than 40 people and injured hundreds. The national meteorological... 12 hours
Glowing Blue Clouds Ripple at Edge of Earth's Atmosphere (Video)
LIVE SCIENCE The clouds' rippling and flow reflect the movement of air in the upper atmosphere resulting from a phenomenon called atmospheric gravity waves. 13 hours
NASA Balloon Observes Glowing Blue Clouds in Earth's Upper Atmosphere (Video)
SPACE.COM A NASA long-duration balloon mission observed glowing blue clouds that ripple at the edge of Earth's atmosphere. 14 hours
Environmental biologist explores how songbirds stay slim despite overeating
NEWS MEDICAL Noticing that songbirds, such as finches, never seem to get fat despite overeating at bird feeders, London environmental biologist Lewis Halsey wondered whether the amount of energy birds put into... 14 hours
National parks bear the brunt of climate change
PHYS.ORG Human-caused climate change has exposed U.S. national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the nation, says a new UC Berkeley and University of Wisconsin-Madison study that quantifies for... 16 hours
NIMHD-funded study to focus on hurricane-related psychosocial stressors
NEWS MEDICAL Eight new awards will help researchers examine the health impacts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the physical damage and community-level hardships left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in... 18 hours
October 1918 marks the centenary of Spanish Flu that claimed more lives than World War I
NEWS MEDICAL JUST as the cataclysmic conflict of the Great War was in its death throes, a new... 18 hours
France reverses car tyre sea sanctuary—an environmental flop
PHYS.ORG What seemed a like a crazy idea turned out to be just that: a 1980s experiment that saw 25,000 car tyres dumped into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to create a... 1 day
Swiss vote on bids to improve food quality, protect farmers
ABC NEWS Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly,... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft celebrates four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and how... 2 days
Why the Autumnal Equinox Doesn't Fall on the Same Day Every Year
LIVE SCIENCE Autumn is right around the corner for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for warmer spring... 3 days
Why the Autumnal Equinox Doesn't Fall on the Same Day Every Year
SPACE.COM Autumn is right around the corner for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for warmer spring... 3 days
Extra Arctic observations can improve predictability of tropical cyclones
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that additional weather observations in the Arctic can help predict the track and intensity of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones more accurately, improving weather forecasting of extreme weather... 3 days
Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries
PHYS.ORG Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new model created by scientists at the Woods Hole... 3 days
New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide
MIT Lithium-based battery could make use of greenhouse gas before it ever gets into the atmosphere. 3 days
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ESA This edition of Euronews comes from northern Norway to meet scientists working on ESA’s newly-launched Aeolus wind mission 3 days
Paper-based electronics could fold, biodegrade and be the basis for the next generation of devices
PHYS.ORG It seems like every few months there's a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people... 3 days
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ESA Scientists from all over the world are meeting in the Azores to talk about satellite altimeters and sea-level rise. Watch the opening session live on 24 September at 09:00 GMT (11:00 CEST) 3 days
University working hard to reduce use of plastic bags
PHYS.ORG A year ago, China enacted a trash import ban on 24 varieties of waste, which brought the world into a state of environmental panic. Now, countries are not easily able... 3 days
Solar panels replaced tarmac on a motorway—here are the results
PHYS.ORG Four years ago a viral campaign wooed the world with a promise of fighting climate change and jump-starting the economy by replacing tarmac on the world's roads with... 3 days
Trump's 'all-out effort' on climate is derelict and risky
PHYS.ORG As Hurricane Florence made landfall, we could not help but reflect on the enormous human and financial toll of weather and climate-related disasters from last year. According to the National... 3 days
Brown's climate efforts look to space
PHYS.ORG When Gov. Jerry Brown said California should launch its own satellite in the 1970s, the plan was considered so far-fetched that critics dubbed him Gov. Moonbeam. 3 days
New small satellite peers inside Hurricane Florence
PHYS.ORG A new experimental weather satellite no bigger than a cereal box got an inside look at Hurricane Florence in a test of technology that could influence the future of storm monitoring from space. The... 3 days
nasa balloon mission captures electric blue clouds NASA Balloon Mission Captures Electric Blue Clouds
ASTRO WATCH On the cusp of our atmosphere live a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds. Forming 50 miles above the poles in... 3 days
Air pollution appears to be linked to increased risk of developing dementia
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study co-authored by Professor Frank Kelly, School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, air pollution appears to be linked to... 4 days
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Gathers First Data
SCI-NEWS.COM One month after its successful launch, Parker Solar Probe — a NASA’s robotic spacecraft designed to explore the Sun’s atmosphere — has... 4 days
Research improves real-time visualization of trees in 3-D videogames
PHYS.ORG The work developed in the Interactive Visualization Centre provides faster and more efficient vegetation design systems. 4 days
Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern
PHYS.ORG Commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally, Georgia State University faculty have found in a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the... 4 days
California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants
PHYS.ORG California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor. 4 days
Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the United States, commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally. 4 days
Cobalt mining in DR Congo takes a high toll on both creuseurs and environment
NEWS MEDICAL In past years, the demand for cobalt has been on the increase due to its many applications. For one thing,... 4 days
three companies win noaa commercial weather data pilot contracts Three companies win NOAA commercial weather data pilot contracts
SPACE NEWS NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of... 4 days
Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise
PHYS.ORG As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and... 4 days
NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds
PHYS.ORG VIDEO On the cusp of our atmosphere live a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds. Forming 50 miles above the poles in summer, these clouds are known as noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric clouds—PMCs.... 4 days
solar warning Solar Warning
ESA Operations image of the week: speaking at this years New Scientist Live, ESA’s space weather expert Juha-Pekka Luntama reveals the hazardous nature of our star, and the Lagrange mission to monitor it 4 days
How Nordic marine forests can help fight climate change
PHYS.ORG Research suggests that are many reasons to fall in love with marine forests, even the seaweed that gets wrapped around your feet when taking a dip in the sea. 4 days
Relaxed environmental regulations heighten risk during natural disasters
PHYS.ORG Heavy rains following Hurricane Florence have raised concerns over the release of toxic materials. Ash from coal-fired power plants stored at a landfill has spilled out and the state of North Carolina... 4 days
Climate change modifies the composition of reefs
SCIENCE DAILY Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study has analyzes for the first time why... 4 days
Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development
PHYS.ORG Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists. 4 days
Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees
PHYS.ORG Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into... 4 days
More prevention efforts needed to curb the growing risk of future wildfires
PHYS.ORG The latest report from the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) on forest fires shows the need to tackle climate change "to leave a healthier... 4 days
Meshed offshore transmission grids key to a sustainable energy future
PHYS.ORG Coordinated development of electricity infrastructure connecting offshore wind farms to land will bring financial and environmental benefits. 4 days
What Katrina taught us about saving Puerto Rico's youngest storm victims
PHYS.ORG The catastrophe that followed Hurricane Maria's landfall in Puerto Rico, on Sept. 20, 2017, affected all of Puerto Rico's 3.3 million citizens. 4 days
Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control
SCIENCE DAILY Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down ice-sheet collapse and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study.... 4 days
Physicists train robotic gliders to soar like birds
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists know that upward currents of warm air assist birds in flight. To understand how birds find and navigate these thermal plumes, researchers used reinforcement learning to train gliders to autonomously navigate... 4 days
Climate change modifies the composition of reefs
PHYS.ORG Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study by the ICTA-UAB analyzes for the first... 4 days
AI could help drones ride air currents like birds
PHYS.ORG Birds have long inspired humans to create their own ways to fly. We know that soaring bird species that migrate long distances use thermal updrafts to stay in the air... 4 days
Can a common heart condition cause sudden death?
SCIENCE DAILY About one person out of 500 has a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This condition causes thickening of the heart muscle and results in defects in the heart's electrical system.... 4 days
Paraffin-infused porous graphene film (PIPGF) with programmable wettability
PHYS.ORG In materials science, the surface wettability of a biomaterial can be measured using the surface water contact angle as an important characterization of its hydrophilicity or hydrophobicity. The technique has attracted remarkable... 4 days
Chaos and agitation: Helping a patient survive a hurricane
NEWS MEDICAL As Hurricane Florence barreled toward her coastal community, Patty Younts grappled with a question: Where should a person with dementia go? 4 days
Image: First light data for NASA's Parker Solar Probe
PHYS.ORG Just over a month into its mission, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. These early observations – while not yet examples... 4 days
Study tracks Hurricane Harvey stormwater with GPS
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water on southeast Texas in late August 2017, making it the wettest recorded hurricane in U.S. history. But after the storm passed, where did... 5 days
Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control
PHYS.ORG Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down the collapse of ice sheets and limit sea-level rise, according to... 5 days
Chitinase as 'burnt-bridge' Brownian monorail efficiently hydrolyzing recalcitrant biomass
PHYS.ORG Molecular motors convert energy into unidirectional mechanical motion. Most biomolecular motors in cells use adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as a chemical energy source. Recently, however, Serratia marcescens chitinase A (SmChiA) has... 5 days
A game of pool in the live cell
PHYS.ORG Cells need to react to environmental changes and maintain a balanced system of signaling cascades within the cell. Proteins outside of the cell, on the cellular surface, inside the cellular membrane, and... 5 days
preparing to explore extreme lunar environments Preparing to Explore Extreme Lunar Environments
ASTRO WATCH As the US prepares to return to the surface of the Moon, scientists from the RIS4E node of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual... 5 days
New research suggests link between PFAS chemicals and hyperthyroidism in pet cats
NEWS MEDICAL New research suggests that there may be a link between higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the environment and higher levels of... 5 days
One year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico
NEWS MEDICAL On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, wreaking destruction that still lingers. The Category 4 storm caused a humanitarian crisis that ultimately cost nearly 3,000 lives, and imperiled Puerto Rico's... 5 days
US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use
PHYS.ORG US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control. 5 days
New chemo-optogenetic method enables multi-directional activity control of cellular processes
NEWS MEDICAL Cells need for reactions on environmental changes and a balanced system of signaling cascades within the cell. Proteins outside of the cell, on the cellular surface, inside the... 5 days
Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina
LIVE SCIENCE Rain and flooding is causing a pig poop problem in North Carolina. 5 days
From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Princeton geologists used tiny zircon crystals found in volcanic ash to rewrite the timeline for the eruptions of the Columbia River flood... 5 days
Moderate warming could melt East Antarctic Ice Sheet
SCIENCE DAILY Parts of the world's largest ice sheet would melt if Antarctic warming of just 2°C is sustained for millennia, according to international research. Scientists used evidence from warm periods in Earth's history... 5 days
Powering the ABC multidrug exporter LmrA: How nucleotides embrace the ion-motive force
Science Magazine LmrA is a bacterial ATP-binding cassette (ABC) multidrug exporter that uses metabolic energy to transport ions, cytotoxic drugs, and lipids. Voltage clamping in a... 5 days
Tracking the weight of Hurricane Harveys stormwater using GPS data
Science Magazine On 26 August 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast as a category four cyclone depositing ~95 km3 of water, making it the wettest cyclone in U.S. history.... 5 days
Rapid eruption of the Columbia River flood basalt and correlation with the mid-Miocene climate optimum
Science Magazine Flood basalts, the largest volcanic events in Earth history, are thought to drive global environmental change because they... 5 days
Watch a hurricane put a dent in Earth’s crust
Science Magazine VIDEO Researchers used GPS data to track daily movement of water after major rainfall 5 days
From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change
PHYS.ORG Imagine an enormous volcano erupting in the Pacific Northwest, pouring lava across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Imagine the lava flooding out until... 5 days
Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area
PHYS.ORG The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was... 5 days
New insight into aging
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers examined the effects of aging on neuroplasticity in the primary auditory cortex, the part of the brain that processes auditory information. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain's ability to modify its connections and function in response to environmental demands, an... 5 days
Mineral weathering from thawing permafrost can release substantial CO2
SCIENCE DAILY The amount of carbon dioxide released from thawing permafrost might be greater than previously thought, according to a new study by ecologists. The research is the first to document the... 5 days
Oldest-known aquatic reptiles probably spent time on land
PHYS.ORG The oldest known aquatic reptiles, the mesosaurs, probably spent part of their life on land, reveals a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. The fossilized bones of adult Mesosaurus... 5 days
Coral skeletons act as archive of desert conditions from Little Ice Age
PHYS.ORG The Sahara and Arabian deserts did not cool as much as the rest of the Northern Hemisphere during the Little Ice Age, but in... 5 days
NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds
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Watch a hurricane put a dent in Earth’s crust
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How honeybees maintain protective clumps under stressful conditions
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NASA data shows Florence brings torrential rains and record flooding to the Carolinas
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Here’s how clumps of honeybees may survive blowing in the wind
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ELFIN to study how electrons get lost
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Kindness: An unsung climate change tool
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Hurricanes can cause enormous damage inland, but emergency plans focus on coasts
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Video: Staring down Hurricane Florence
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Climate change poses uncertain future for Indiana's aquatic habitats
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NASA/JAXA satellite finds heavy rainfall in Tropical Storm Isaac
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Improving environmental impact in materials science discovery laboratories
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If You Stay Put During Hurricane Florence, Be Ready for Challenges After the Storm
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Cool ways of studying the cryosphere
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NASA satellites show Hurricane Florence strengthening
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