Melt pools on melting sea-ice. New research shows humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought. Credit: NASA Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth in the mid-20th Century. The new results challenge

A major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.Image credit:Flickr/Francesco Falciani Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year. The study, which was led by a team from The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York, found

Researchers use the ski lifts to carry equipment to sample air on the summit. A radon sensor travels to the peak of Mount Bachelor.Credit: Dan Jaffe/University of Washington Bothell An unusually warm patch of seawater off the West Coast in late 2014 and 2015, nicknamed “the blob,” had cascading effects up and down the coast.

Car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, a new study says. Car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, a new study by the University of Surrey has found. But drivers themselves are the commuters least exposed to harmful particulate matter (PM), when compared with those taking the

With the ocean absorbing more carbon dioxide (CO2) over the past decade, less of the greenhouse gas is reaching the Earth’s atmosphere. That’s decidedly good news, but it comes with a catch: Rising levels of CO2 in the ocean promote acidification, which breaks down the calcium carbonate shells of some marine organisms. The cause of

Phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea captured August 14, 2011.Credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, CC BY 2.0 Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species. Levels of phytoplankton in an ocean area may seem like a good predictor for the amount of fish that can

Pollution haze over South East London, through a window in a viewing area of the 95-storey skyscraper The Shard, the tallest building in Britain, in London, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The London mayor’s office says the city is experiencing a period of air pollution with pollution readings moderate to high across the city. (AP Photo/Matt

The planet’s long-term warming trend is seen in this chart of every year’s annual temperature cycle from 1880 to the present, compared to the average temperature from 1880 to 2015. Record warm years are listed in the column on the right.Credit: NASA/Joshua Stevens, Earth Observatory Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping

Growth of e-waste in East and Southeast Asia. Credit: United Nations University The volume of discarded electronics in East and Southeast Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is growing fast in both total volume and per capita measures, new UN research shows. Driven by rising incomes and high demand for

The Ross Ice Shelf, the largest of its kind in Antarctica. Credit: Rob Anthony, USGS Over the past few years, a large fracture has grown across a large floating ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. The world is watching the ice shelf, now poised to break off an iceberg the size of Delaware into the

Follow Us:

facebooktwitterrss