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Study projects deaths from heat and cold for 10 U.S. metros through 2090
PHYS.ORG A new study projects that if climate change continues unabated, heat-related deaths will rise dramatically in 10 major U.S. metropolitan areas compared... 52 minutes
Cooling curtain made of a porous triple-layer membrane—alternative to electrically powered air conditioning
PHYS.ORG Climate change is leading to ever higher temperatures and aridity in many areas, making efficient room cooling increasingly important. An ETH doctoral... 52 minutes
Mathematics yields techniques for more accurate weather predictions
PHYS.ORG Weather forecasting is one of the most computationally challenging problems in science. Forecasts are produced by simulating a numerical model of the Earth's weather patterns and then predicting its future behaviours. For... 3 hours
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ESA Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite shows vegetation bloom across the African Sahel with the coming of the rainy season 3 hours
Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet
REUTERS OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing... 6 hours
Men with hepatitis B more likely to develop severe liver disease despite lifestyle choices
NEWS MEDICAL Why men with hepatitis B remain more than twice as likely to develop severe liver disease than women remains a... 9 hours
Venus's turbulent atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers shed light on the so far unexplored nightside circulation at the upper cloud level of Venus. Researchers have discovered unexpected patterns of slow motion and abundant stationary waves in Venus's nighttime sky. 11 hours
EPA chief pledges to streamline Superfund pollution cleanups
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump's environmental chief issued a list of directives on Tuesday he says will revitalize the federal program that cleans up hazardous waste sites. 14 hours
Senate spending panel would squeeze science agencies but exceed Trump request
Science Magazine Budgets of NSF, NASA, NIST, and NOAA would dip slightly in 2018 14 hours
EPA chief pledges to streamline Superfund pollution cleanups
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump's environmental chief has issued a list of directives intended to "revitalize" the federal program that clean up hazardous waste sites 15 hours
Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done
SPACE.COM Scientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming. 16 hours
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?
PHYS.ORG The idea of geoengineering, also known as climate engineering, is very controversial. But as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in our atmosphere, scientists are beginning to look at... 17 hours
Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
SCIENCE DAILY While most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define 'pre-industrial' to be in the late 1800s, a true non-industrially influenced baseline is probably further in the past, according to an international team... 17 hours
NASA spots a waning Tropical Depression Kulap
PHYS.ORG Kulap is now a tropical depression moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible light image of the diminishing storm. 18 hours
Climate change poses threat to European electricity production
SCIENCE DAILY The vulnerability of the European electricity sector to changes in water resources is set to worsen by 2030 as a consequence of climate change, conclude researchers. 18 hours
Satellite shows Tropical Storm Greg being affected by wind shear
PHYS.ORG NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided an infrared look at a disorganized Tropical Storm Greg as it continues to weaken and get battered by wind shear in the Eastern Pacific... 20 hours
Seawalls: Ecological effects of coastal armoring in soft sediment environments
SCIENCE DAILY For nearly a century, the O'Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco's Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall, built after... 20 hours
NASA looks at Hurricane Irwin in infrared light
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Irwin as it was strengthening toward hurricane status. Aqua gathered temperature data using infrared light that revealed the power building within. 20 hours
Team uses airborne telescopes to study Sun and Mercury during total solar eclipse
PHYS.ORG A team led by Southwest Research Institute will use airborne telescopes aboard NASA research aircraft to study the solar corona and Mercury's... 21 hours
New research reveals potential for synthetic materials systems that can 'count' and sense their size
PHYS.ORG From the smallest cell to humans, most organisms can sense their local population density and change behavior in... 21 hours
Suomi NPP Satellite sees Hilary on verge of major hurricane status
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Hurricane Hilary as it continued to strengthen. The National Hurricane Center expects Hilary to become a major hurricane... 21 hours
Cooler cows have healthier calves
PHYS.ORG Environmental influences affecting cows during pregnancy have been shown to induce life-long physical and metabolic changes in the offspring. To learn more about the effects of heat stress on calves conceived during the summer, Pablo Pinedo, from Colorado... 21 hours
'Hindcasting' study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado flood
SCIENCE DAILY Using a publicly available climate model, researchers 'hindcast' the conditions that led to the Sept. 9-16, 2013 flooding around Boulder, Colo. and found that climate change attributed to human activity made the... 21 hours
The coast is not so clear
SCIENCE DAILY For nearly a century, the O'Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco's Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall, built after America's deadliest hurricane in 1900 killed thousands in... 21 hours
A new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed a new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals for versatile chemical reactions that could help address environmental concerns. 22 hours
Venus's turbulent atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Venus is often referred to as Earth's twin because both planets share a similar size and sur-face composition. Also, they both have atmospheres with complex weather systems. But that is about where the similarities end: Venus is one the most... 22 hours
Climate change poses threat to European electricity production
PHYS.ORG The vulnerability of the European electricity sector to changes in water resources is set to worsen by 2030 as a consequence of climate change. This conclusion is reached by researchers at Leiden... 22 hours
A new model yields insights into glaciers' retreats and advances
PHYS.ORG A University of Alaska Fairbanks study looking at the physics of tidewater glaciers has yielded new insights into what drives their retreat-and-advance cycles and the role that climate... 22 hours
Study results suggest migration estimates due to global warming may be wrong
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam has found real-world evidence of people refusing to leave their island homes even after... 22 hours
Dog walking could be key to ensuring activity in later life
SCIENCE DAILY Regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the winter, a new study has shown. Researchers found that owning or... 22 hours
What is the weather like on Mercury?
PHYS.ORG With the dawning of the Space Age in the 1950s, human beings were no longer confined to studying the Solar planets and other astronomical bodies with Earth-based instruments alone. Instead crewed missions have gone... 23 hours
Antibiotics come with 'environmental side effects,' experts say
PHYS.ORG Researchers writing in Microchemical Journal are bringing attention to the fact that commonly used antibiotic drugs are making their way out into the environment, where they can harm microbes that are essential... 23 hours
In the Philippines, climate change and conflict conspire against rural women
PHYS.ORG Heavily exposed to increasing incidence of extreme weather events, the Philippines is among one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change in the world. 23 hours
Using forests to manage carbon—a heated debate
PHYS.ORG The best way of managing trees and forests for climate change and accounting for contributions of forests and forestry activities in carbon budgets remains hotly contested. Forests can either take up carbon dioxide (CO₂)... 23 hours
Curiosity Rover Spies Sand Dunes on Mars & Ancient Freshwater Deposits (Photos)
SPACE.COM In the last few months, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has moved to a new locale on Mount Sharp and is trying to learn more... 1 day
How Long Is a Day on Saturn? Cassini Is Racing to Find Out in Its Final Months
SPACE.COM How long is a day on Saturn? The answer is still unclear as the... 1 day
Sand Dunes on Mars & Ancient Freshwater Deposits Spied by Curiosity Rover (Photos)
SPACE.COM In the last few months, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has moved to a new locale on Mount Sharp and is trying to... 1 day
Robots, race cars and weather: Girl Scouts offer new badges
PHYS.ORG Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math. 1 day
Researchers offer new and novel paradigm for advancing research on beneficial microbes
PHYS.ORG While beneficial microbes are becoming a more common tool in agriculture, their effectiveness in the field is severely blunted thanks to real-world environmental stressors... 1 day
New vaccine production could improve flu shot accuracy
SCIENCE DAILY For decades, vaccine manufacturers have used chicken eggs to grow the flu virus strains included in the seasonal vaccine. But because these human strains frequently mutate to adapt to their new environment,... 1 day
Campaigning on climate science consensus may backfire, warn scholars
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change campaigns that focus on correcting public beliefs about scientific consensus are likely to backfire and undermine policy efforts, according to an expert commentary. 2 days
Trump EPA eyes former Obama energy official to lead climate science face-off
Science Magazine Steve Koonin served as DOE's undersecretary for science 2 days
Satellite view of a compact Hurricane Hilary
PHYS.ORG Imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows a more organized and compact Hurricane Hilary on July 24. 2 days
Tropical Storm Kulap forms a fist on satellite image
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Kulap moving through the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and the spiral of thunderstorms into the center made... 2 days
Fishing crew catches 926-pound shark in New Jersey
PHYS.ORG A fishing crew in New Jersey has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and environmental officials say it's the biggest shark catch in the state's history. 2 days
5 Comic Book Superpowers That Really Exist in Animals
LIVE SCIENCE Evolution has been occurring for billions of years, producing organisms that are perfectly adapted to their environments. And this includes abilities that we would normally consider superpowers if humans were... 2 days
Sea level rise could bring costly flooding in coastal communities within decades
PHYS.ORG As glaciers melt amid the heat of a warming planet, scientists predict that coastal communities in the United States could eventually experience flooding from... 2 days
NASA sees Typhoon Noru raging near the Minami Tori Shima Atoll
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Typhoon Noru raging near the unpopulated atoll of Minami Tori Shima in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Minami-Tori-shima or... 2 days
Satellite shows Tropical Storm Greg losing shape
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Greg appears to be less-rounded and more elongated on satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite. Greg is still over 1,500 miles east of Hawaii. 2 days
Scientists synthesize research, evaluate model on coastal armoring
PHYS.ORG For nearly a century, the O'Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco's Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall, built after America's deadliest hurricane in... 2 days
van allen probes surf through waves in space to understand space weather Van Allen Probes Surf through Waves in Space to Understand Space Weather
ASTRO WATCH The space surrounding our planet is full of restless charged particles and roiling electric and magnetic fields, which create waves around Earth. One type... 2 days
Could 'cocktail geoengineering' save the climate?
PHYS.ORG Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change. New research from an international team of atmospheric scientists published by Geophysical Research Letters investigates for... 2 days
NASA mission surfs through waves in space to understand space weather
PHYS.ORG The space surrounding our planet is full of restless charged particles and roiling electric and magnetic fields, which create waves around Earth. One type of wave,... 2 days
Study: Indian monsoons have strengthened over past 15 years
MIT A 50-year dry spell has reversed, with more rain to come. 2 days
Indian monsoons have strengthened over past 15 years, study shows
PHYS.ORG An MIT study published in Nature Climate Change finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to the country each year between June and September, have strengthened... 2 days
Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
PHYS.ORG While most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define "pre-industrial" to be in the late 1800's, a true non-industrially influenced baseline is probably further in the past, according to an international team... 2 days
Smart sensors could save lives
PHYS.ORG 3-D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring. 2 days
Eclipse science along the path of totality
PHYS.ORG Leading U.S. solar scientists today highlighted research activities that will take place across the country during next month's rare solar eclipse, advancing our knowledge of the Sun's complex and mysterious magnetic field and its... 2 days
Life evolves adaptions to microgravity
PHYS.ORG Life has found ways to overcome, and even thrive, in many extreme situations—from super saline pools to the high temperatures of hydrothermal vents. A new experiment has shown that the microgravity found in space is also an environment... 2 days
Rising carbon dioxide is making the world's plants more water-wise
PHYS.ORG Land plants are absorbing 17% more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere now than 30 years ago, our research published today shows. Equally extraordinarily, our study also shows that... 2 days
'Hindcasting' study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado flood
PHYS.ORG In September 2013, severe storms struck Colorado with prolonged, heavy rainfall, resulting in at least nine deaths, 1,800 evacuations and 900 homes destroyed or damaged. The eight-day storm dumped more than 17... 2 days
Campaigning on climate science consensus may backfire, warn scholars
PHYS.ORG Climate change campaigns that focus on correcting public beliefs about scientific consensus are likely to backfire and undermine policy efforts, according to an expert commentary published today in Environmental Communication. 2 days
Disposable 3D-printed sensors could revolutionize environmental monitoring
NEWS MEDICAL 3D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring. 2 days
Lessons from pre-industrial climate control
MIT Graduate student Alpha Arsano wants to bring natural ventilation to the forefront of modern architecture. 2 days
How Two Bodies Stayed Mummified for 75 Years in a Swiss Glacier
LIVE SCIENCE The two bodies were so well preserved thanks to the cold and dry conditions deep within the ice. 5 days
Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming. 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH The first observing run of a collaboration between amateur and professional astronomers to monitor our planetary... 5 days
National Weather Service cancels its union contract
PHYS.ORG The National Weather Service is canceling its contract with the union representing about 3,800 of its meteorologists and other workers in what could be the first major labor showdown of the Trump administration. 5 days
Coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba may survive global warming, new study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Coral reefs in the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba can resist rising water temperatures, suggests new research. If they survive... 5 days
NASA spots newly formed Tropical Depression 08W in South China Sea
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the South China Sea and captured an image of newly formed Tropical Depression 08W near Hainan Island, China. 5 days
Tough robots making an ImPACT
SCIENCE DAILY New and improved rescue robots tough enough to function in extreme and hostile environments were unveiled recently at a demonstration at Tohoku University, Japan. 5 days
GOES Satellite sees Tropical Depression 09E form
PHYS.ORG The Eastern Pacific Ocean has been recently generating a lot of tropical cyclones. Tropical Depression 09E just formed off the southern coast of Mexico and was captured in imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite. 5 days
Climate change and sugarcane expansion expected to boost hantavirus cases
SCIENCE DAILY Rising global temperatures and changes to land use have both been shown to have profound impacts on human health. Now researchers have found one more infectious disease that's... 5 days
Satellite sees Tropical Storm Greg after 'eating' a depression
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Greg is intensifying after absorbing the moisture from the remnants of former Tropical Depression 8E. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of Greg as it moves west in... 5 days
Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifers
SCIENCE DAILY Small mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study. The study also suggests that the accelerated melting of mountain glaciers in recent decades... 5 days
North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme
SCIENCE DAILY The North American Monsoon now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past. Although there are now fewer storms, the largest monsoon thunderstorms bring heavier... 5 days
NASA sees Tropical Storm Fernanda sliding into central Pacific
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Fernanda has crossed the 140 degree longitude line and entered the central Pacific Ocean. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, satellite took a look at the rainfall... 5 days
Can we save low-lying island nations from rising seas?
PHYS.ORG Though climate change has been an internationally recognised challenge since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, efforts towards reducing carbon emissions by governments remain uneven and... 5 days
Is Syria really a 'climate war'? The links between drought, migration and conflict
PHYS.ORG The Syrian civil war has raged for more than six years now. You've probably heard the following story linking it to climate... 5 days
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
PHYS.ORG Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental... 5 days
Temperature, solar radiation, wind—parameters to predict a vehicle's cabin air temperature
PHYS.ORG Parked vehicles can quickly become a life-threatening environment for unattended children or dogs during the summer months. Dangerous cabin temperatures can be reached after just 30... 5 days
Re-envisioning underwater imaging
PHYS.ORG The Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) working with Marine Imaging Technologies has developed a revolutionary new multi-function, underwater imaging system capable of generating ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) video, 2-D mosaic imaging, and... 5 days
Sentinel-5 precursor satellite ready for launch
PHYS.ORG A UK-built satellite which will be part of Europe's world-leading environmental monitoring programme – Copernicus – is ready for launch. 5 days
A super-algae to save our seas? Genetic engineering species to save corals
SCIENCE DAILY Solutions to climate change, and particularly its effects on the ocean, are needed now more than ever. Coral bleaching caused by climate change is... 5 days
Hottest day ever in Shanghai as heat wave bakes China
PHYS.ORG Shanghai sweltered under a new record high of 40.9 degrees Centigrade (105 F) on Friday, authorities said as they issued a weather "red alert" over a stubborn heat... 5 days
Temperature, solar radiation, wind: Three parameters to predict a vehicle’s cabin air temperature
SCIENCE DAILY Parked vehicles can quickly become a life-threatening environment for unattended children or dogs during the summer months. Dangerous cabin temperatures can be... 5 days
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ESA Named after Aeolus, who in Greek mythology was appointed ‘keeper of the winds’ by the Gods, this novel mission will improve the quality of weather forecasts 5 days
Climate change affects mental and social health as well as physical well-being
PHYS.ORG Rising global temperatures are impacting not just peoples' physiological health but also society's health, according to "Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet,"... 5 days
Casting light on the dark ages—Anglo-Saxon fenland is re-imagined
PHYS.ORG What was life in the fens like in the period known as the dark ages? Archaeologist Susan Oosthuizen revisits the history of an iconic wetland in the light of fresh... 5 days
Scientists consider the possibility of adding aerosols or modifying clouds to slow global warming
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Scientists looking at alternative approaches to staving off global warming have published two Perspective pieces in the journal Science. In... 5 days
New mathematical model could serve as guide to halt spread of mosquito-borne viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, Ph.D., M.P.A., and her colleagues have created a mathematical model that can serve as a... 5 days
Genetically engineered yeast soak up heavy metal pollution
PHYS.ORG Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be dangerous to humans and other wildlife, contaminated sites need to be cleaned... 5 days
Rising seas could be detrimental to human health on a much shorter time scale, say researchers
NEWS MEDICAL In 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found... 5 days
The Weather Forecast for August, September and October? Hot!
LIVE SCIENCE Grab that iced tea — much of the U.S. has had a hot summer so far, and it's only going to get hotter, according to a report released today (July... 6 days
GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists
NPR There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore... 6 days
Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile ads
PHYS.ORG Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing... 6 days
Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change
PHYS.ORG In 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began... 6 days
Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY In 2014, a team of researchers found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level... 6 days
Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile ads
SCIENCE DAILY Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study provides insight to a growing... 6 days
Molting feathers may help birds deal with environmental contaminants
SCIENCE DAILY Mercury is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that affects the health of birds and other wild animals. 6 days
Monsoon storms fewer but more extreme
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Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areas
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