As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest U.S. study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. The study was ...
– American Thoracic Society (ATS)
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Emperor penguin chicks hatch into one of Earth's most inhospitable places--the frozen world of Antarctica. Childhood in this environment is harsh and lasts only about five months, when their formerly doting parents leave the fledglings to fend for th...
– Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Researchers found an efficient approach to managing nitrogen in agriculture and reducing its environmental impact. It's all about being green.
– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America
In April 2015, Nepal - and especially the region around the capital city, Kathmandu - was struck by a powerful tremor. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 destroyed entire villages, traffic routes and cultural monuments, with a death toll of some 9...
– ETH Zürich
Scientists discover key types of microbes that degrade organic matter and release carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.
– Department of Energy, Office of Science
Nature 560, 49 (2018). [DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0338-1]
A new study in Conservation Physiology shows that over time, bears get used to drones. Previous work indicated that animals behave fearfully or show a stress response near drone flights. Using heart monitors to gauge stress, however, researchers here...
– Oxford University Press
The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
– American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Winter soil freezes, heaves, and moves! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Jan. 15 Soils Matter blog looks at the freeze-thaw cycle, how it changes soil on a microscopic level, and the reaction of Alaska’s unique permafrost soils.
– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Rowan University researchers are interested in keeping things green and cost-effective – not only on campus, but also in readiness centers (formerly known as armories) and other sites across New Jersey.
– Rowan University
Variations in the axial tilt of the Earth have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the miles-deep blanket of ice that locks up huge volumes of water that, if melted, would dramatically elevate sea level and alte...
– University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nature Geoscience Jan. 14, 2019 Embargo expired on 14-Jan-2019 at 11:00 ET
A recently published study by an international team of researchers has shed new light on how and why a particular type of sea fog forms, using detailed supercomputer simulations to provide more accurate predictions of its occurrence and patterns to h...
– University of California San Diego
Atmospheric Research, Jan-2019; 2017YFC1404200, 2017YFC1404100) ; TG-ATM160014
Just as the scientific community was reaching a consensus on the dangerous reality of climate change, the partisan divide on climate change began to widen.
– Yale School OF Forestry & Environmental Studies
Nature Climate Change
It has long been known that a quarry near the Dutch town of Winterswijk is an Eldorado for fossil lovers. But even connoisseurs will be surprised just how outstanding the site actually is. A student at the University of Bonn, himself a Dutchman and p...
– University of Bonn
Short-lived wild insects "get old" - losing some of their physical abilities - before they die, new research shows.
– University of Exeter
Irvine, Calif., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 – Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Glaciologists from the Unive...
– University of California, Irvine
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is saving over half a million dollars a year on heat and electricity with a high-performance combined-heat-and-power system fueled by natural gas and wood pellets, and designed to capture waste e...
– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
A Mississippi State civil engineering faculty member who researches resilience against extreme events and natural hazards is responding to lessons learned from California’s deadly Camp Fire by outlining how to utilize the power of data to improve d...
– Mississippi State University
What does the blue whale have in common with the Bengal tiger and the green turtle? They share the risk of extinction and are classified as endangered species. There are multiple reasons for species to die out, and climate changes is among the main r...
– University of Southern Denmark
Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago.
– University of Edinburgh
Researchers at Aalto University have developed a new technique which can be used for analysing fluctuations in the Earth’s magnetic field. The method presented in the Space Weather journal was used to study magnetic field changes in different years...
– Aalto University
Although the popularity of rooftop solar panels has skyrocketed because of their benefits to consumers and the environment, the deployment has predominantly occurred in white neighborhoods, even after controlling for household income and home ownersh...
– Tufts University
In a recent study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have combined two membrane-bound protein complexes to perform a complete conversion of water molecules to hydrogen and oxygen.
– Argonne National Laboratory
Chemical Science, Oct-2018
Participants in Delaware’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) are celebrating the launch of a new five-year, $23-million grant to further expand environmental research with a focus on protecting water supplies.
– University of Delaware
– Cornell University
– University of Redlands