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International team of scientists warns of increasing threats posed by invasive...

In a new study, scientists from around the world – including a professor at the University of Rhode Island – warn that the threats...

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...

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...

First Confirmation of New Theory by Metamaterial

Topological metamaterials are applied as a novel platform to explore and study extraordinary effects. Instead of using natural materials, researchers artificially arrange the constituents...

Temperate insects vulnerable to climate change

In previous research, it has been assumed that insects in temperate regions would cope well with or even benefit from a warmer climate. Not...

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...

Study Reveals Continuous Pathway to Building Blocks of Life

Researchers have long sought to understand the origins of life on Earth. A new study conducted by scientists at the Institute for Advanced Study,...

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...

“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...

Researchers develop biotechnological production process

Plants produce the hormone jasmonic acid as a defence response when challenged. This is how they ensure that their predators no longer like the...

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...

Sea snakes first entered the marine environment 15 million years ago

Sea snakes first entered the marine environment 15 million years ago and have been evolving ever since to survive in its changing light conditions,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Combined muscles and sensors made from soft materials allow for flexible...

Robots can be made from soft materials, but the flexibility of such robots is limited by the inclusion of rigid sensors necessary for their...

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...

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...

NASA scientists map detailed measurements of 16 Years of Ice Sheet...

Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have made precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of...

A crew member on Apollo 8 said: the Nine Reasons to...

Earth can sometimes feel like the last place you’d want to be. Indeed, a number of explorers have devised inventive ways to move civilization...

By Recycling wastewater to drinkable again it may reduce the need...

Delivering water to city dwellers can become far more efficient, according to Rice University researchers who say it should involve a healthy level of...

Airborne Particle Levels Plummet in Northern India

On March 25, 2020, the Indian government placed its 1.3 billion citizens under a strict lockdown to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus....

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...

Hummingbirds show up when tropical trees fall down

When the tree fell that October in 2015, the tropical giant didn’t go down alone. Hundreds of neighboring trees went with it, opening a...

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,...

Controlling ion transport for energy, environment

Understanding and controlling ion transport in porous materials and at hydrophobic interfaces is critical to a wide variety of energy and environmental technologies, ranging...

U of G Develops Effective Way to Replenish Threatened Plants

From two seeds grew a thousand plants. University of Guelph researchers used advanced cloning techniques to give the threatened Hill's thistle a fighting chance. This...

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...

Marine heatwaves and their impact on marine mammals

n recent years, anomalously warm ocean temperatures known as “marine heatwaves” have sparked considerable attention and concern around the world. Marine heatwaves (MHW) occur when...

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