Contrails — the white, fluffy streaks in the sky that form behind planes — can harm the environment. Now, scientists report in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology that small flight path adjustments could reduce the climate impact of these e...
– American Chemical Society (ACS)
Environmental Science & Technology Embargo expired on 12-Feb-2020 at 08:00 ET
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist and international collaborators have developed a framework for testing nutrient limitations and a benchmark of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation for models to be used for predictions of the terrestr...
– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nature Geoscience, Feb. 10; Nature Climate Change Embargo expired on 10-Feb-2020 at 11:00 ET
A pilot study undertaken by researchers from the University of South Australia at Adelaide Zoo, has developed a new way to undertake basic health checks of exotic wildlife using a digital camera, saving them the stress of an anaesthetic.
– University of South Australia
Toxic and invisible oil spread well beyond the known satellite footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel school of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
– University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
The tropical region of South America is one of the world's hot spots when it comes to animal diversity.
– University of Zurich
Individuals who visit natural spaces weekly, and feel psychologically connected to them, report better physical and mental wellbeing, new research has shown.
– University of Plymouth
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a revolutionary desalination process that has the potential to be operated in mobile, solar-powered units.
– University of Bath
New findings suggest soils exposed to salt release more greenhouse gas
– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting; 160060
Satellite tracking of adult females and visual monitoring of polar bears in Baffin Bay show changes from the 1990s to the period from 2009 to 2015. Bears in Baffin Bay are getting thinner and adult females are having fewer cubs than when sea ice was ...
– University of Washington
If you're an environmentally conscious consumer, you've probably heard that today's highly efficient dishwashers use less energy and water than traditional hand-washing techniques.
– University of Michigan
Environmental Research Communications
Numerous questions remain unanswered as to how the planet's species will respond to climate change.
Frontiers in Physiology
Mass melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet was a major cause of high sea levels during a period known as the Last Interglacial (129,000-116,000 years ago), an international team of scientists led by UNSW's Chris Turney has found.
– University of New South Wales
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
It's no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years -- SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg and likely the newly arrived 2019-nCoV virus -- originated in bats.
– University of California, Berkeley
There are no limits specific to airborne concentrations of microcystins (blue-green algae) or inhalation guidelines. Little is known about recreational and occupational exposure to these toxins. New research provides evidence of aerosol exposure to m...
– Florida Atlantic University
Raising awareness and offering technological tools to the thousands of citizens groups in the U.S. that monitor water quality might help community leaders tap these volunteers as a way to improve access to plentiful, clean water and possibly avoid w...
– Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
Interacting With Computers
The researchers examined satellite imagery, air temperature data and phenology (plant life cycle) models for 85 large cities and their surrounding rural areas from 2001 through 2014 to better understand changes in tree leaf emergence, also called bud...
– Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Feb-2020
More frequent and intense rainfall events due to climate change could cause more landslides in the High Mountain Asia region of China, Tibet and Nepal, according to the first quantitative study of the link between precipitation and landslides in the ...
– NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a disturbing global insect collapse, scientists show.
– Lancaster University
Satellite data of 85 U.S. cities shows plants begin turning green earlier in the spring in urban areas than in surrounding rural areas. It’s a symptom of the way cities trap heat, a phenomenon known as the “heat-island effect,” according to a r...
– Iowa State University
When it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change, scientists and policymakers are thinking too small, according to a new research review.
– Ohio State University
Nature Climate Change
Woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island may have been the last of their kind anywhere on Earth. To learn about the forces that contributed to their extinction, scientists have resurrected a Wrangel Island mammoth’s mutated genes. The goal was to study wh...
– University at Buffalo
Genome Biology and Evolution
Global Temperature Report: January 2020
– University of Alabama Huntsville
The sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus, an eatable species of great commercial interest found in the Mediterranean and North-East Atlantic, is more vulnerable than so far believed.
– Universitat de Barcelona
Diversity and Distributions
Currently, re-growing forests comprise roughly 21% of previously deforested areas in the Brazilian Amazon. However, these forests, referred to as secondary vegetation, have been little studied, despite occupying a total area similar to that of the Un...
– University of Leeds
As the effects of climate change become more evident, more than half of U.S. adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing society today, yet 4 in 10 have not made any changes in their behavior to reduce their contribution to cli...
– American Psychological Association (APA)
The Harris Poll
New research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment questions whether the federal government followed the law in finalizing management plans for the Bears Ears and Gr...
– University of Utah
Natural Resources & Environment
A study of East African coral reefs has uncovered an unfolding calamity for the region: plummeting fish populations due to overfishing, which in turn could produce widespread food insecurity.
– Wildlife Conservation Society
As the adage goes, “Choose a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." The CSU is lucky to be replete with faculty and staff across its 23 campuses who've found their true calling. And for those who work with them—whether students ...
– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
More than 1,200 international professionals from about 25 countries applied to participate as members of the spring 2019 and fall 2019 cohorts of the Cornell Climate Online Fellows. About 35 individuals per semester were selected. The fellows partici...
– Cornell University
A team of Harrisburg University professors and students have embarked on a unique research journey that involves the use of drones and imaging technology to help save an endangered iguana species in the Cayman Islands.
– Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
The separation between sky and sea is only one millimeter at its thickest and, yet, this sea-surface microlayer plays a major role in global phenomena. Dr. Aarthi Sekaran is taking a deeper look into how flow instabilities in this microlayer affects ...
– Texas A&M University
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance released the 2019 Gulf Star Program annual report. It showcases the successful results of the regional public-private partnership. Gulf Star funds projects related to seafood, habitat, water resources, and much more.
– Gulf of Mexico Alliance
– Virginia Tech Embargo expired on 07-Feb-2020 at 13:05 ET
– Indiana University
– Virginia Tech
– Washington University in St. Louis
– Cornell University