Environment

Kelp is incredibly resilient and has been known to bounce back from storms and heat waves.
by Michael Casey, Associated Press
8:00am
8.23.2017
Researchers have discovered hidden rivers in Antarctica after spending two years analyzing sediment cores and precise seafloor maps.
11:34am
8.22.2017
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Researchers believe that outlet glaciers slide over wet sediment, not hard rock, making the sediment weaker and more slippery as global temperatures rise.
10:20am
8.17.2017
By simulating quakes in a lab, engineers study the way that friction changes along a fault during a seismic event.
by Robert Perkins, Caltech
10:03am
8.17.2017
Researchers have found seven complete flower specimens dating back 100 million years ago that have been fossilized on a Burmese amber tree.
3:21pm
8.16.2017
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Harmful algal blooms known to pose risks to human and environmental health are projected to increase because of climate change.
by Tufts University
1:28pm
8.15.2017
Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes in the plant.
by University of Washington
9:13am
8.15.2017
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New study maps where fish and seafood can be sustainably farmed
by University Of California - Los Angeles
3:29pm
8.14.2017
West Antarctica's vast ice sheet conceals what may be the largest volcanic region on earth, research has revealed.
by University Of Edinburgh
2:24pm
8.14.2017
A researcher officially registered the bat after it was previously nicknamed “Yoda” due to its resemblance to the Star Wars character.
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1:14pm
8.11.2017
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Last year’s global weather was far more extreme or record-breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.
by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer
12:21pm
8.11.2017
Researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, which could offer a new way to manage climate change.
by Rebecca Valli, Cornell
8:30am
8.11.2017
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Study authors also discovered similar hot spots at various positions along the U.S. eastern seaboard over the past century.
by University of Florida
12:06pm
8.10.2017
The sea is becoming a loud place for fish and other marine wildlife.
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10:43am
8.10.2017
Radiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey suggests it may be the one of the most recent primate species to become extinct.
by Johns Hopkins Medicine
10:31am
8.10.2017
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The researchers analyzed water samples taken from household taps in Montreal for up to 20 months.
by American Chemical Society
9:24am
8.9.2017
Sandia intends to harness algae’s penchant for prolific growth to clean up these pollutants and stop harmful algae blooms while creating a source of fuel.
by Sandia National Laboratories
2:59pm
8.7.2017
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New study shows Shortfin mako shark fishing mortality rate is much higher than previously thought.
by Nova Southeastern University
12:16pm
8.7.2017
The findings could help scientists better understand how plants and crops will cope and recover from variable weather.
by Australian National Laboratory
12:50pm
8.4.2017
When trouble looms, the fish-scale geckos of Madagascar resort to what might seem like an extreme form of self-defense -- tearing out of their own skin.
by Florida Museum Of Natural History
10:01am
8.4.2017
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Researchers warn that climate change may threaten populations of the grey long-eared bat (Plecotus austriacus) in southern Europe, which may hold the key for...
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3:10pm
8.3.2017
There is still time to avert such severe warming if measures are implemented now to reduce the most dire consequences of global warming.
by MIT
1:52pm
8.3.2017
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Tens of thousands of years of controlled burns, forest management and clear-cutting have implications for modern conservation efforts.
by Max Planck Institute For The Science Of Human History
12:48pm
8.3.2017
There could be some good news on the horizon as scientists try to understand the effects and processes related to climate change.
by Florida State University
9:34am
8.2.2017
Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a frequent byproduct of oil drilling.
by Washington State University
9:14am
8.1.2017
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The system in development will cast a wider net at a time when many states can’t afford to monitor every lake threatened by harmful algae.
by John Seewer, Associated Press
3:07pm
7.31.2017
Etmopterus lailae—the newest shark species identified by scientists at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)—measures less than a foot long and under two pounds.
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10:14am
7.28.2017
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Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times over— if only we could more efficiently capture all the energy.
by ASU Biodesign Institute
2:48pm
7.27.2017
Hundreds of varieties of corn have been tested to tease out how genomes interact with environments to produce different traits in corn.
by University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:27pm
7.24.2017
When announcing its plans in 2015, the Indian government said that this type of development would be sustainable, environmentally friendly and 'smart'.
by University of Lincoln
11:26am
7.21.2017
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