Scientists quantify how wave power drives coastal erosion

Over millions of years, Hawaiian volcanoes have formed a chain of volcanic islands stretching across the Northern Pacific, where ocean waves from every direction,...

Protected areas worldwide at risk of invasive species

The research, led by the Chinese Academy of Science and published in Nature Communications, show that for most protected areas, there is an invasive...

Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands

Some islands have such low elevation, that mere inches of sea-level rise will flood them, but higher, larger islands will also be affected by...

Researchers find highest levels of microplastic ever recorded on the seafloor

An international research project has revealed the highest levels of microplastic ever recorded on the seafloor, with up to 1.9 million pieces in a...

Greenland, Antarctica Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

Observations from 11 satellite missions monitoring the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have revealed that the regions are losing ice six times faster than...

Rising ocean temperatures threaten seagrass meadows and their ability to retain...

As carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase, scientists have recognized that seagrass meadows are important to mitigation because they have high rates of carbon...

New modelling tracks arsenic in groundwater

Naturally occurring (geogenic) groundwater arsenic (As) contamination is a problem of global significance. It occurs in large parts of the alluvial and deltaic aquifers...

Climate Researchers Offer Global Perspective on Forest Tree Growth

When it comes to the fight against global warming, our forests offer a valuable service. Trees act as carbon sinks, capturing CO2 – the...

A new study shows that glacier ice walls are vital for...

A new study shows that glacier ice walls are vital for the climate, Inland Antarctic ice contains volumes of water that can raise global...

A new platform to monitor methane emissions around the world

Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas and its concentration in the atmosphere is currently increasing at a rate of around 1% per...

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history

A ZSL study published in Nature Communications (Tuesday 26 May) maps the evolutionary history of the world's terrestrial vertebrates - amphibians, birds, mammals and...

South Asia faces increased double-threat of extreme heat, extreme pollution

Scientists know that extreme heat has a negative impact on the human body — causing distress in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. They also...

Road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by two thirds,...

A new study has shown that road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by about two thirds and suggests that the negative effects...

Conservation in a time of pandemic

Wildlife conservation is a type of work without end. It’s ongoing. It revolves around time — while racing against it. Pausing amid a global...

A new method of producing polyolefins made from hydrocarbons

A new method of producing polyolefins made from hydrocarbons, Plastics are victims of their own success, so cheap, easy to use and multifunctional that...

The loss of natural enemies could make it difficult to adapt...

What effect does species extinction have on the evolution of the surviving species? Evolutionary biologists from the University of Zurich have investigated this question...

Towable sensor free-falls to help measure the ocean’s response to climate...

The motion of the ocean is often thought of in horizontal terms, for instance in the powerful currents that sweep around the planet, or...

The right dose of geoengineering could reduce climate change risks

Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering is the idea that adding a layer of aerosol particles to the upper atmosphere can reduce climate changes caused by greenhouse...

Sea ice extent in the Southern Ocean may increase with glacial...

Tucked away at the very bottom of the globe surrounding Antarctica, the Southern Ocean has never been easy to study. Its challenging conditions have...

Plastic use in pandemic contributing to global waste problem, says Baker...

The global demand for certain plastics has grown during the coronavirus pandemic while recycling efforts have suffered setbacks, according to an environmental expert at...

There’s too much nitrogen and phosphorus in U.S. waterways

Even minor amounts of human activity can increase nutrient concentrations in fresh waters that can damage the environment, according to a new study. These findings...

Ocean acidification impacts the oysters memories of environmental trauma

Ocean acidification impacts the oysters memories of environmental trauma, As oceans absorb more carbon dioxide, they are becoming increasingly acidic and shifting the delicate...

Warming climate undoes decades of knowledge of marine protected areas

Climate change and warming seas are transforming tropical coral reefs and undoing decades of knowledge about how to protect these delicate and vital ecosystems. Many...

NASA Data Aids Ozone Hole’s Journey to Recovery

On Sept. 16, 1987, policymakers and scientists from around the world gathered at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s headquarters in Montreal, preparing to take...

“Dead Urchin Walking” on the ocean floor

enckenberg scientist Max Wisshak and his colleague Christian Neumann from the Museum of Natural History in Berlin documented the struggle for survival of a...

As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

Five years before the novel coronavirus ran rampant around the world, saiga antelopes from the steppes of Eurasia experienced their own epidemic. Millions of these...

NASA Observes Large Saharan Dust Plume Over Atlantic Ocean

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite observed a huge Saharan dust plume streaming over the North Atlantic Ocean, beginning on June 13. Satellite data showed the...

Air pollution remains low as Europeans stay at home

Further analyses are showing the continued low levels of nitrogen dioxide concentrations across Europe – coinciding with lockdown measures implemented to stop the spread...

GRACE-FO Satellite Data Track Ice Loss at the Poles

During the exceptionally warm Arctic summer of 2019, Greenland lost 600 billion tons of ice - enough to raise global sea levels by nearly...

Small Arctic coastal waterbodies, with big carbon release

Arctic coastal watersheds are some of the most threatened regions on Earth, having undergone substantial climatic, physical and biological changes with the warming of...

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