Global models may be underestimating net wetland methane emissions.
– Department of Energy, Office of Science
Nature Communications 8, 1567 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01753-4]
For eight years, researchers have been tracking blacktip sharks using a boat, plane, acoustic monitoring devices, and drones. Water temperatures affect their migration patterns. In prior years, as many as 15,000 sharks were reported on any given day....
– Florida Atlantic University
A tiny snail could be a big help to researchers measuring water quality along the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic coast.
– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Journal of Environmental Quality, November 9, 2017
Researchers have studied the use of bacteria to break down organic contaminants in groundwater; however, this bioremediation process has been met with limited success under some conditions.
– Texas A&M University
Environmental Science & Technology, Feb-2018; Digital object identifier; Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia ; United States Geological Survey ; ETexas Water Resources Institute Feb-2018...
Historically mapping the amount of water content in soil is essential to determine whether crops will flourish, wildfires will ignite or floods will destroy the land. Employing deep learning technology to existing soil moisture data can help accurate...
– Penn State College of Engineering
Geophyiscal Research Letters
UAH scientists are looking forward to getting a unique stereo view of lightning in storms over the U.S. with the launch of the GOES-S weather satellite.
– University of Alabama Huntsville
The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Instituti...
– University of California, Irvine
Energy & Environmental Science, Feb-2018
When Lena Struwe was hiking in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve in Costa Rica three years ago, she spotted a yellowish harvestman, a spider-type animal, on a hiking trail rail and took a photo with her camera. It turned out her photo of...
– Rutgers University-New Brunswick
More than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to mov...
– University of Vienna
Nature Climate Change Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET
An international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families - namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning million...
– McMaster University
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 15:00 ET
University of Portsmouth researchers are at the forefront of a drive to develop environmentally-friendly materials from agricultural waste for use in the automotive, marine and aerospace industries.
– University of Portsmouth
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New research shows for the first time that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain.
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
Environmental Health Perspectives
The Florida torreya is the most endangered tree in North America. And it may soon disappear entirely. But scientists such as the University of Florida’s Jason Smith are ready to fight for the species, which is a critical part of its native ecosyste...
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Three poachers responsible for slaughtering eleven elephants in and around Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in January were convicted to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court last week, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). T...
– Wildlife Conservation Society
This research offers new information to understand the role of microorganisms in elemental cycling in the Arctic.
– Department of Energy, Office of Science
Nature Communications 8, 772 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00759-2]
A student in New Mexico State University’s Biology Department recently published a paper in “Condor,” a scientific journal, about the nesting and populating of Cooper’s hawks in urban areas.
– New Mexico State University (NMSU)
Condor – Ornithological Applications
Drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of spruce and fir trees in Colorado's Front Range.
– University of Colorado Boulder
Antar Jutla, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at West Virginia University, has earned a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his research on how extreme events and enhanced climatic variability i...
– West Virginia University
Brazilian research leader Embrapa, one of the largest plant biodiversity and crop science institutions in the world, announced a partnership to leverage Benson Hill Biosystem’s cutting edge genome editing capabilities to further modernize its R&D p...
– Benson Hill Biosystems