Alarming results from a recent gender ratio study revealed that 99 percent of young green turtles from Australia's Northern Great Barrier Reef are female and that male sea turtles are disappearing. Closer to home, researchers from Florida Atlantic University...
A small stream flows through corn fields in northern Indiana. A new USGS report shows that drought periods followed by rainfall caused nitrate levels to increase to the highest ever measured in some Midwest streams during a 2013 study....
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time used hydroacoustics as a method for comparing the abundance of fishes within and outside marine...
On Dec. 7, cold Arctic air (dark blue) descended into the Plains states and reached Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. That cold air shifted east on Dec. 9 into the Ohio Valley and New England.Credits: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen Imagery and...
A new study finds temperature variability will increase in some regions (shown in red) as Earth warms, even as global variability declines. Credit: Duke University, Nature Climate Change Many tropical or subtropical regions could see sharp increases in natural temperature variability...
Lead researcher UC Civil Engineering Associate Professor Allan Scott, and his team in the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand, have found a new low-carbon method to produce the common mineral, magnesium hydroxide or Mg(OH)2.
Tree ferns still occupy the tropical moist forests in Australia, even though they shared their 'golden age' with dinosaurs. Credit: Samuli Lehtonen Throughout the history of life, new groups of species have flourished at the expense of earlier ones and global...
Screenshot of visualization "A Year in the life of Earth's CO2. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center The world needs high-speed climate action for an immediate bending-down of the global greenhouse-gas emissions curve, leading experts caution. Aggressive reduction of fossil-fuel usage...
The towering, hundred-year-old Sitka spruce trees growing in the heart of Vancouver Island's Carmanah Valley appear placid and unchanging. In reality, each one is packed to the rafters with evolutionary potential.
Credit: University of Virginia According to new research from University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto, widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides as weeds become more resistant. Ciliberto led...
Rising nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a major new study by an international team of scientists. The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the...