Environment
Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest  PHYS.ORG · 22 minutes
Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold—were they not a portent of catastrophic... more
High levels of nitrate detected on Puerto Rico’s watershed after major hurricanes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto... more
Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Odd in Several Ways  SPACE.COM · 10 hours
The Quadrantids are a meteor shower in January that peak for only about six hours, are named for a constellation that no longer exists and come from an asteroid rather than a comet. more
Ocean fertilization by unusual microbes extends to frigid waters of Arctic Ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Microbes that provide natural fertilizer to the oceans by 'fixing' nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form useable by other organisms are active in... more
Geminid Meteor Shower: Dust From an Asteroid  SPACE.COM · 10 hours
The Geminids come from an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how it sheds enough debris to produce the bright meteor shower. more
Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August  SPACE.COM · 10 hours
The Perseids meteor shower arises out of the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last made a pass by Earth in 1992. more
How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come... more
How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come... more
Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Our future on Earth may also be our past. Researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years.... more
Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,... more
Ocean fertilization by unusual microbes extends to frigid waters of Arctic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Microbes that provide natural fertilizer to the oceans by "fixing" nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form useable by other organisms were once thought... more
Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research. more
Unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This high amount... more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Owen's remnants reorganizing  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The remnants of Tropical Cyclone have been lingering in the Southern Pacific Ocean for days. On Dec. 10, the storm finally appeared more organized on satellite imagery providing forecasters with a strong... more
Researchers find unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year... more
Solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Scientists have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations from those that should be used with care. This work is critical to understanding... more
Slow flow for glaciers thinning in Asia  ESA · 16 hours
Providing water for drinking, irrigation and power, glaciers in the world’s highest mountains are a lifeline for more than a billion people.... more
New look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Two new research efforts delve into Hurricane Maria's far-reaching effects on the island's forests and on its residents' energy and electricity access. more
Team finds evidence for carbon-rich surface on Ceres  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A team led by Southwest Research Institute has concluded that the surface of dwarf planet Ceres is rich in organic matter. Data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft indicate that Ceres's surface may contain... more
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico head-on as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 155 miles per hour in September 2017, it damaged homes, flooded towns, devastated the... more
A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the... more
Houses in hurricane strike zones are built back bigger  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A study of hurricane-hit areas of the United States has revealed a trend of larger homes being built to replace smaller ones in the years following a storm. more
Frog sex in the city: Urban tungara frogs are sexier than forest frogs  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
By 2050, almost 70 percent of the world's population will live in urban environments, according to the United Nations. But as cities... more
Solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo of Southwest Research Institute and José Manuel Vaquero of the University of Extremadura have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations... more
Cataclysmic variable ES Ceti has an accretion disk, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Astronomers have conducted spectroscopic observations of the cataclysmic variable ES Ceti, which resulted in uncovering important insights about gas emission from this object. The new findings, presented in... more
How we used drones to monitor coastal erosion in Ghana  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Delta environments are low-lying and highly vulnerable to flooding and erosion by ocean waves. And these hazards are likely to increase as the world's climate changes and sea... more
A model system for perennial grasses  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Researchers have developed a genomic model to study drought tolerance in perennial grasses using Panicum hallii (Hall's panicgrass), by generating two complete genomes from varieties that diverged over a million years ago. The hallii variety thrives... more
Why we may be able to save the Greenland ice sheet  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Studies of ice melt in the Arctic suggest that world may have a fighting chance of preventing huge sea level changes that would result from the... more
Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most -- climate change, nutrient load and fisheries... more
2018 Geminid Meteor Shower This Week May Be the Year's Best  SPACE.COM · 20 hours
What might well be the best meteor shower of 2018 is heading our way with a peak Thursday night, lasting into the pre-dawn hours of Friday... more
InSight Records Sound of Wind on Mars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 20 hours
On December 1, 2018, NASA’s InSight lander captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the Martian wind, estimated to be... more
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based... more
US, Saudi Arabia back-of-the-pack on curbing climate change  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
The United States and Saudi Arabia rank last when it comes to curbing climate change among the 56 nations accounting for 90 percent of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Monday. more
InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever... more
Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year's U.N. climate summit. more
Helium Exoplanet Inflated Like a Balloon, Research Shows  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
An international team of researchers, including Jessica Spake and Dr David Sing from the University of Exeter, have detected the... more
Scientists Predict the Sun's Activity to Reveal Expected Environmental Conditions in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Team of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata scientists has predicted the sun’s activity in coming years which reveal future space... more
Africa's solid waste is growing, posing a climate threat  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya's biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it. more
German farmers sue government over missed climate targets  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a lawsuit against Berlin to force it into action. more
Brazil denies Total license to drill near Amazon mouth  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river. more
Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A new study points to profitable opportunities for farmers and the... more
NASA InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. more
InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about... more
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula is affected by salinization  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula has salinization mainly due the impact of agricultural activity and territory urbanization. This... more
US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated... more
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive... more
Key to lifelong heart health is childhood intervention  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Evolving evidence shows that heart healthy habits in adults are rooted in the environments we live in in early childhood, representing a window of opportunity in young children to focus on health... more
Our brain senses angry voices in a flash, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Sight and hearing are the two main sensory modalities allowing us to interact with our environment. But what happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal,... more
Field responsive mechanical metamaterials  Science Magazine · 4 days
Typically, mechanical metamaterial properties are programmed and set when the architecture is designed and constructed, and do not change in response to shifting environmental conditions or application requirements. We present a new class of architected materials called field responsive mechanical... more
Mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success. more
Mice display altered immune system following spaceflight  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Based on examinations of mice that had been on board the Bion-M1 biosatellite, new research demonstrates that the outer space environment impairs the production of B lymphocytes, the white blood cells responsible for antibody... more
Atmospheric scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Atmospheric scientists have documented a rare firenado, finding a number of factors that combined at just the right time and place to catalyze the deadly Carr Fire in... more
Food system organizations must strengthen their operations to safeguard against potential threats  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to climate change. A new study highlights characteristics... more
Astronomers Spot Helium Cloud around Exo-Neptune HAT-P-11b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An international team of astronomers has detected helium escaping from the upper atmosphere of HAT-P-11b, a Neptune-mass exoplanet located in the constellation... more
How Brexit could benefit the UK's climate change policies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With the UK leaving the European Union and eyeing new trade opportunities beyond the EU, it should also be looking for ways to take forward its policies for reducing greenhouse... more
Penguin foraging behaviour monitored  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Accelerometers, video cameras and GPS recorders are providing a new glimpse into penguin foraging behaviour and revealing how they react to changes in their environment. more
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation  nanowerk · 4 days
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive... more
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula is affected by salinization  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula are highly salinized mainly due the impact of agricultural activity and urbanization. This... more
Another El Niño on the horizon?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The jury is still out as to whether climate change will lead to stronger El Niño events, but while representatives from around 200 countries at the COP24 conference are working to breathe life into the 2105... more
Agroforestry can help the UK meet climate change commitments without cutting livestock numbers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Some 12m hectares of the UK is currently covered by agricultural grasslands which support a national lamb and beef industry worth approximately... more
Multichannel vectorial holographic display and encryption  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Holography is a powerful tool that can reconstruct wavefronts of light and combine the fundamental wave properties of amplitude, phase, polarization, wave vector and frequency. Smart multiplexing techniques (multiple signal integration) together with metasurface designs are... more
Researchers devise 3-D printer that can make energetic materials safer, more environmentally friendly  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Purdue University researchers have devised a method of 3-D printing that can produce energetic materials with fine geometric features faster and with... more
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create "designer" humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing... more
No Global Cooling Miracle: Sun's Activity Lull Will Stop Soon, Study Suggests  SPACE.COM · 4 days
We can't count on waning solar activity to help bail us out of our climate-change problem in the near future, a new study suggests. more
No Global Cooling Miracle: Sun's Activity Slide Will Stop Soon, Study Suggests  SPACE.COM · 4 days
We can't count on waning solar activity to help bail us out of our climate-change problem in the near future, a new study suggests. more
Another El Niño on the horizon?  ESA · 4 days
The jury is still out as to whether climate change will lead to stronger El Niño events, but while representatives from around 200 countries... more
Ice is a lifeline for the world's coldest region  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Innokenty Tobonov sinks his harpoon into a long block of ice while his helpers expertly push it out of freezing lake waters onto the snow-dusted surface before sliding it towards... more
Egypt's fertile Nile Delta threatened by climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lush green fields blanket northern Egypt's Nile Delta, but the country's agricultural heartland and its vital freshwater resources are under threat from a warming climate. more
Could algae that are 'poor-providers' help corals come back after bleaching?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
How much of a reef's ability to withstand stressful conditions is influenced by the type of symbiotic algae that the corals hosts? New work investigates how... more
An exoplanet inflated like a balloon  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Although helium is a rare element on Earth, it is ubiquitous in the universe. It is, after hydrogen, the main component of stars and gaseous giant planets. Despite its abundance, helium was only detected recently in... more
Biggest mass extinction caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
By combining ocean models, animal metabolism and fossil records, researchers show that the Permian mass extinction in the oceans was caused by... more
Spectrally resolved helium absorption from the extended atmosphere of a warm Neptune-mass exoplanet  Science Magazine · 5 days
Stellar heating causes atmospheres of close-in exoplanets to expand and escape. These extended atmospheres are difficult to observe because their main spectral... more
Commensal-specific T cell plasticity promotes rapid tissue adaptation to injury  Science Magazine · 5 days
Barrier tissues are primary targets of environmental stressors and home to the largest number of antigen-experienced lymphocytes in the body, including commensal-specific T cells. Here, we show that... more
Ground-based detection of an extended helium atmosphere in the Saturn-mass exoplanet WASP-69b  Science Magazine · 5 days
Hot gas giant exoplanets can lose part of their atmosphere due to strong stellar irradiation, affecting their physical and chemical evolution. Studies of atmospheric... more
Animals and the zoogeochemistry of the carbon cycle  Science Magazine · 5 days
Predicting and managing the global carbon cycle requires scientific understanding of ecosystem processes that control carbon uptake and storage. It is generally assumed that carbon cycling is sufficiently characterized in terms of... more
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction  Science Magazine · 5 days
Rapid climate change at the end of the Permian Period (~252 million years ago) is the hypothesized trigger for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history.... more
Mice display altered immune system following spaceflight  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research published in The FASEB Journal brings to light new information regarding the increased susceptibility of mice to infection during spaceflight. Based on examinations of mice that had been on board the Bion-M1... more
Helium exoplanet inflated like a balloon, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astronomers have discovered a distant planet with an abundance of helium in its atmosphere, which has swollen to resemble an inflated balloon. more
An exoplanet loses its atmosphere in the form of a tail  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study led by scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) reveals that the giant exoplanet WASP-69b carries a comet-like tail made up... more
Climate players: Animals can swing a landscape's capacity to store carbon  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Advances in remote sensing technologies are helping scientists to better measure how global landscapes—from forests to savanna—are able to store carbon, a critical insight as they... more
US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The future of the U.S. Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated... more
Researchers Find First Ever Evidence for Epigenetics in Archaea  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
A team of scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of California, Santa Cruz, has found... more
ESA expands climate dataset portfolio  ESA · 5 days
ESA has added nine new projects to its flagship climate initiative as part of ongoing efforts to systematically observe and collect data in support of the... more
Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Cacao farmers in Nicaragua lose their crop, the main ingredient for chocolate, to fungal blight and degrading soils. Yields drop in Vietnam's rice paddies... more
New approach helps mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success. more
Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, one answer is blowing in the wind. more
Medical News Today: What is a pescatarian diet?  MNT · 5 days
A pescatarian diet involves eating fish, as a main source of protein, alongside vegetables and other plant-based foods. Learn more about the health benefits of this diet, its environmental impact, and potential... more
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NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
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Researchers devise 3-D printer that can make energetic materials safer, more environmentally friendly
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Another El Niño on the horizon?
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InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds
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NASA's InSight Mars Lander 'Hears' Martian Wind, a Cosmic First
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Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences
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Copernicus Sentinel-5P ozone boosts daily forecasts
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Copernicus Sentinel-5P ozone boosts daily forecasts
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Monitoring climate change from space
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Charting a course for astronaut safety as NASA launches to the Moon and to Mars
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Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions
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Virtual training for aircraft carrier flight deck crews
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Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool
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A novel solver for approximate marginal map inference
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What's the difference between relative humidity and dew point?
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Lizards quickly adapt to threat from invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits
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Whale songs' changing pitch may be response to population, climate changes
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Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions
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Rare-earth elements in mining industry's waste piles
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Climate change is driving wildfires, and not just in California
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