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...

Maria Zuber on climate change: “Breakthroughs will happen”

Climate change is a very personal issue to Maria Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research. A native of eastern Pennsylvania, she watched her grandfathers,...

Researchers developed search-and-rescue algorithm identifies hidden “traps” in ocean waters

The ocean is a messy and turbulent space, where winds and weather kick up waves in all directions. When an object or person goes...

Lightning strikes played a vital role in life’s origins on Earth

Lightning strikes were just as important as meteorites in creating the perfect conditions for life to emerge on Earth, geologists say. Minerals delivered to Earth...

The first system in the world predicts global lake warming

The first system in the world predicts global lake warming, A groundbraking study will enable scientists to better predict lake global warming in the...

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...

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...

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...

Air quality has significantly improved due to the COVID-19 lockdowns

Since the lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic began, the level of two major air pollutants has decreased dramatically, but new research has...

Melting glaciers could speed up carbon emissions

Melting glaciers could be triggering a ‘feedback process’ that causes further climate change, according to new research. An international research team led by the University...

Engineers take a step toward small-scale production of ammonia fertilizer

Most of the world’s fertilizer is produced in large manufacturing plants, which require huge amounts of energy to generate the high temperatures and pressures...

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...

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...

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...

Green Snow are found around the Antarctica coastline due to climate...

Scientists have created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula coast....

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...

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...

NASA, University of Nebraska Release New Global Groundwater Maps and U.S....

NASA researchers have developed new satellite-based, weekly global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions and one to three-month U.S. forecasts of each...

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated almost 3 miles over last...

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly 3 miles, in the past 22 years, and researchers at the University of California, Irvine...

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 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...

The ancient Earth was a water world by exploring the open...

The ancient Earth was a water world by exploring the open ocean crust,  According to geologists, Earth is the aquatic world of a submerged...

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...

MDI Biological Laboratory-led Program Reveals High Arsenic in Well Water

A program to teach data literacy to Maine and New Hampshire students by analyzing data on arsenic in well water collected from their homes...

Invisible plastics in water

A Washington State University research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply,...

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...

Researchers explore ocean microbes’ role in climate effects

A new study shows that “hotspots” of nutrients surrounding phytoplankton — which are tiny marine algae producing approximately half of the oxygen we breathe...

New NASA Radar Looks to Monitor Volcanoes and Earthquakes from Space

Instead of looking up to the sky for bright bursts of fiery color, a research team spent Fourth of July 2018 peering down 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...

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