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Tackling resilience: Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change
SCIENCE DAILY A new article aims to provide clarity among scientists, resource managers and planners on what ecological resilience means and how it can be achieved. 11 minutes
Manufacturing, global trade impair health of people with no stake in either
SCIENCE DAILY The latest products may bring joy to people around the globe, but academic researchers this week are highlighting the heightened health risks experienced by... 2 hours
Tackling resilience: Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change
PHYS.ORG "Resilience" is a buzzword often used in scientific literature to describe how animals, plants and landscapes can persist under climate change. It's typically considered... 2 hours
No decision yet on staying in Paris climate accord: US
PHYS.ORG The United States has made no decision yet on whether it will continue to participate in the Paris accord on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, the Trump administration... 2 hours
Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog
ABC NEWS Environmental groups have filed a formal petition with the U.S. government seeking to ban in Idaho the placement of cyanide-ejecting devices like the one that spewed... 2 hours
Making cows more environmentally friendly
SCIENCE DAILY An important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock has been released by scientists. They report that plants growing in warmer conditions are tougher and have lower nutritional value to grazing livestock, potentially inhibiting milk and meat yields... 3 hours
Titan Has ‘Electrically-Charged’ Hydrocarbon Sands
SCI-NEWS.COM Low-density organic granules that cover the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan are ‘electrically charged,’ according to new experiments done by scientists at the Georgia Institute of... 3 hours
Dominant 100,000-year precipitation cyclicity in a late Miocene lake from northeast Tibet
Science Magazine East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) precipitation received by northern China over the past 800 thousand years (ky) is characterized by dominant 100-ky periodicity, mainly... 4 hours
Financialization impedes climate change mitigation: Evidence from the early American solar industry
Science Magazine The article investigates how financialization impedes climate change mitigation by examining its effects on the early history of one low-carbon industry, solar photovoltaics in... 4 hours
Thinning ice creates undersea Arctic greenhouses
SCIENCE-NEWS Arctic sea ice thinned by climate change increasingly produces conditions favorable for phytoplankton blooms in the waters below, new research suggests. 4 hours
[Reports] Estimation of polio infection prevalence from environmental surveillance data
Science Magazine A major obstacle to eradicating polio is that poliovirus from endemic countries can be reintroduced to polio-free countries. Environmental surveillance (ES) can detect poliovirus from sewage or wastewaters... 5 hours
Next stop: A trip inside the Sun's atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Every so often the sun emits an explosive burst of charged particles that makes its way to Earth and often wreaks havoc on power grids, aircraft and satellite systems. When clouds of... 5 hours
Making cows more environmentally friendly
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper today revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock; that plants growing... 7 hours
NASA sees ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie over Queensland
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie after it made landfall in eastern Queensland and weakened. 7 hours
'Weather whiplash' triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest's drinking water
PHYS.ORG One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme seesawing between drought and flood, a phenomenon dubbed "weather whiplash." 7 hours
New discovery opens new therapeutic opportunities for treatment of cancer and tissue fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Turku Centre for Biotechnology (BTK) in Finland have discovered that a cellular fuel sensor, known to control energy processes... 8 hours
Image: Norwegian fjords captured by Proba-V
PHYS.ORG Snow-dusted Norwegian fjords imaged by ESA's Earth-observing Proba-V minisatellite. 9 hours
Global warming and coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef
PHYS.ORG Researchers are using 3-D mapping techniques to capture the Great Barrier Reef in incredible detail in order to study the effects of global warming and the extent of... 9 hours
Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica
SCIENCE DAILY The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been brought into question in a new study. 9 hours
Interior positioning system for dynamic environments
PHYS.ORG There is no positioning technology, such as GPS, for the indoor area. This makes location at shipyards, for instance, very difficult. In ship building, the environment changes constantly as a result of the construction process. Moreover,... 10 hours
Scientists design new method to reduce noise problems caused by road traffic
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the universities of Granada and Southampton have designed a new method to reduce noise problems caused by road traffic, one of the... 10 hours
Thousands of images of frozen bacteria
PHYS.ORG How do bacteria sense and adapt to their environment? Ariane Briegel, Professor of Ultrastructural Biology, is intrigued by this question. Using new techniques, she produces three-dimensional images of bacteria that provide us with new clues about... 10 hours
Motherhood is full of challenges—even for bird supermoms
PHYS.ORG Motherhood is full of challenges. Mums need to look after not only themselves but also their offspring: mothers make sure the young have good food, healthy and develop well, and they need... 10 hours
Microalgae could play key role in relieving climate warming
PHYS.ORG Think better living through marine microalgae, as it may become crucial to mitigate atmospheric greenhouse gases, reduce carbon dioxide emissions from commercial agriculture and steady the global climate, according to... 10 hours
Scientists highlight Antarctic ice upheaval in response to prehistoric climate change
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has found that the Antarctic ice cap underwent dramatic cycles of expansion and melt-back millions of... 10 hours
Where states rank on water rights transfers
PHYS.ORG A new report from Stanford's Water in the West program assesses progress among states in the Colorado River Basin with respect to environmental water rights transfers, a legal tool that enables water rights holders... 11 hours
New Zealanders' beliefs in climate change increasing
PHYS.ORG New research from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland has found New Zealanders' beliefs in climate change and that humans are causing it are increasing over time. 11 hours
A hotter climate may catch up to Phoenix
PHYS.ORG Phoenix changed in a matter of decades from a scorching desert outpost into one of the largest cities in the nation. The Arizona city is a horizon of asphalt, air conditioning and... 11 hours
Poor outlook for Antarctic biodiversity
PHYS.ORG An international study involving scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world. 12 hours
Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump
NPR The controversial study of climate engineering — aka deliberately messing with Earth's temperature — was finally starting to regain a measure of respectability. And then came President Trump. 13 hours
minisat s snowy north Minisat's snowy north
ESA Technology image of the week: snow-dusted Norwegian fjords imaged by ESA’s Earth-observing Proba-V minisatellite 13 hours
California prepares for war with Trump over environment
PHYS.ORG California, one of the most progressive in the US on climate issues, is heading toward a legal showdown with the Trump administration over its environmental policies. 15 hours
Trump moves on climate, no word yet on Paris accord
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump took action on Tuesday to curb rules that underpin American emissions targets, making it clear climate change was not a priority, but said nothing about... 16 hours
New report suggests older adults as powerful allies in addressing climate change
NEWS MEDICAL Older adults are powerful allies in addressing climate change, according to "Gray and Green Together: Climate Change in an Aging World," the latest edition... 20 hours
Unrestricted improvements in fishing technology threaten the future of seafood
SCIENCE DAILY Future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could be greater than climate change, new research suggests. The results suggest that we may... 21 hours
Impacts of school choice on segregation
SCIENCE DAILY Diversity in schools is important for students' experiences and outcomes in schools and beyond, reducing prejudices and ensuring the likelihood of living and working in integrated environments as adults. Now researchers are exploring how school choice... 21 hours
white house seeks near term cuts to nasa and noaa programs White House seeks near-term cuts to NASA and NOAA programs
SPACE NEWS The Trump administration is asking Congressional appropriators to cut $90 million from NOAA weather satellite programs... 23 hours
igniting a solar flare in the corona with lower atmosphere kindling Igniting a Solar Flare in the Corona with Lower-Atmosphere Kindling
ASTRO WATCH Scientists from NJIT’s Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research are providing some of the first detailed views of... 1 day
Air could be the world's next battery
SCIENCE DAILY Wind and sun, two unpredictable resources, are becoming ever more important as sources of energy in Europe. This means that we face a growing need for energy storage facilities, because if energy cannot be... 1 day
Forests fight global warming in ways more important than previously understood
SCIENCE DAILY Trees impact climate by regulating the exchange of water and energy between Earth's surface and the atmosphere, an important influence that should be considered as policymakers... 1 day
As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation
PHYS.ORG VIDEO New research from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) reveals a large part of the heavily urbanized area of Honolulu and... 1 day
Can intergenerational cooperation defeat climate change?
SCIENCE DAILY Older adults are powerful allies in addressing climate change, say researchers. Research shows that older adults are at risk for the effects of extreme weather events and climate change; but they are also a potential resource... 1 day
Local cooling value of forests affirms need for greater forest conservation, protection
SCIENCE DAILY Forests take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At the same time, forests promote the turbulent mixing of air near the surface and transpire... 1 day
Sun: Igniting a solar flare in the corona with lower-atmosphere kindling
SCIENCE DAILY Recent images have revealed the emergence of small-scale magnetic fields in the lower reaches of the corona researchers say may be linked to the onset of... 1 day
Igniting a solar flare in the corona with lower-atmosphere kindling
PHYS.ORG Scientists from NJIT's Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research are providing some of the first detailed views of the mechanisms that may trigger solar flares, colossal releases of magnetic energy... 1 day
Can intergenerational cooperation defeat climate change?
PHYS.ORG Older adults are powerful allies in addressing climate change, according to "Gray and Green Together: Climate Change in an Aging World," the latest edition of Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR) from The Gerontological Society of... 1 day
Heated pavement technology tested at Des moines International Airport
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And the pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow. 1 day
It's not too late to conserve water resources in rapidly urbanizing areas
PHYS.ORG As climate change and population pressure both intensify in suburban areas northwest of Boston in the coming decades, a new study by watershed scientist... 1 day
European scientists, officials warn against US climate plan
PHYS.ORG Scientists, officials and environmental campaigners in Europe said Tuesday that the United States would be damaging its own interests if it rolls back the previous administration's efforts to curb climate change. 1 day
Today, Trump launches effort to undermine Obama climate policies
Science Magazine Sweeping executive order released today 1 day
James Webb space telescope completes acoustic and vibration tests
PHYS.ORG At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope. These tests are... 1 day
Impacts of school choice on segregation
PHYS.ORG Diversity in schools is important for students' experiences and outcomes in schools and beyond, reducing prejudices and ensuring the likelihood of living and working in integrated environments as adults. Penn State researchers are exploring how school... 1 day
New report finds EPA's controlled human exposure studies of air pollution are warranted
PHYS.ORG The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific... 1 day
Forests fight global warming in ways more important than previously understood
PHYS.ORG Forests play a complex role in keeping the planet cool, one that goes far beyond the absorption of carbon dioxide, new research has found. 1 day
Gobi Desert Dust Helps Sustain California's Sierra Nevada
LIVE SCIENCE Climate change is expected to increase the amount of dust migrating in the atmosphere, which could have a significant nutritional impact on mountain ecosystems like the Sierra Nevada. 1 day
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie make landfall in Queensland
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall in Queensland bringing heavy rainfall, hurricane-force winds, rough seas, and flooding. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible look at the storm from space while... 1 day
Mustard seeds without mustard flavor: New robust oilseed crop can resist global warming
PHYS.ORG University of Copenhagen and the global player Bayer CropScience have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that is much more resistant to... 1 day
Design could save truck fuel with turbulence-cutting electric wind generators
PHYS.ORG For road vehicles, wind resistance increases fuel consumption. But one way to fight wind is with wind. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with... 1 day
Chemists create microscopic environment to study cancer cell growth
SCIENCE DAILY According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2017. Now a new study may... 1 day
Astronomers Detect Planetary Waves on Sun
SCI-NEWS.COM Using data from NASA’s SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) and STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) missions, astronomers have detected so-called Rossby waves — a type... 1 day
How Australia's animals and plants are changing to keep up with the climate
PHYS.ORG Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing Australia's wildlife, plants and ecosystems, a point driven home by two consecutive years... 1 day
Cosmic collisions at the LHCb experiment
PHYS.ORG Last week at the 52nd Rencontres de Moriond EW in La Thuile, Italy, the LHCb experiment presented the results of an unprecedented and unusual study. Instead of the usual proton-proton collisions, this time the LHCb detector... 1 day
Air could be the world's next battery
PHYS.ORG Wind and sun, two unpredictable resources, are becoming ever more important as sources of energy in Europe. This means that we face a growing need for energy storage facilities, because if energy cannot be... 1 day
A step toward making crops drought tolerant
PHYS.ORG QUT researchers are part of an international consortium of researchers whose work hopes to future-proof crops against the impacts of global climate change. 1 day
The role of tiny RNA in genetic diversity
PHYS.ORG All species, from zebrafish to humans, possess a genetically diverse collection of traits that allow them to adapt to changing environments. Yet scientists do not fully understand how organisms reach a state... 1 day
Rocks that tell our industrial history
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have published a study in which they analyze beachrocks, cemented sand formations that have industrial waste, produced as a result of metallurgical activities, trapped inside them. These strange rocks bear witness to the impact of... 1 day
Changing habitat releasing long-stored carbon into the atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Coastal environments supporting seagrasses, salt marshes and mangroves are storehouses for vast reserves of organic carbon known as blue carbon. These reservoirs have trapped organic carbon beneath the surface for hundreds to... 1 day
Climate change puts invasive plants on the move
PHYS.ORG Climate change may force one of New England's invasive plant species to retreat north, while another will likely stay put and take over an even greater area, according to a new study... 1 day
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ESA Discover our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites with Climate from Space, a new digital book for iPad and Android tablets featuring interactive maps and video... 2 days
How children's temperament and environment shape their problem-solving abilities
MNT A new study indicates that early experiences of environmental harshness, in combination with a child's temperament, can influence later problem-solving abilities. 2 days
Study predicts significant Southern California beach erosion
PHYS.ORG More than half of Southern California's beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100 as the sea level rises, according to a study released Monday. 2 days
'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia
PHYS.ORG A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal towns in lockdown as residents battled lashing rain and howling winds. 2 days
AP Exclusive: Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists
PHYS.ORG It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people could be exposing them... 2 days
The economic case for wind, solar energy in Africa
SCIENCE DAILY To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters,... 2 days
the electric sands of titan The Electric Sands of Titan
ASTRO WATCH Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, are “electrically charged.” When... 2 days
planetary waves first found on earth are discovered on sun Planetary Waves, First Found on Earth, Are Discovered on Sun
ASTRO WATCH The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Observations using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at... 2 days
Expect more deadly heat from climate change, study says
PHYS.ORG Deaths related to extreme heat are expected to keep rising, even if most nations can contain global warming at agreed-upon levels, a new study reports. 2 days
Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists
PHYS.ORG It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people could be exposing them to more peril. 2 days
Samsung to sell refurbished safety-recalled Note 7 phones
PHYS.ORG Samsung announced Monday it would sell some Note 7 smartphones that were recalled for safety reasons as refurbished devices, in an effort to manage its stockpile in an "environmentally friendly" manner. 2 days
Trump poised to roll back climate protections
PHYS.ORG US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry. 2 days
More than hundred years of flooding and erosion in one event
PHYS.ORG Sara Rathburn of Colorado State University and colleagues have developed an integrated sediment, wood, and organic carbon budget for North St. Vrain Creek in the semi-arid... 2 days
Northern oceans used to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY Norwegian Sea acted as carbon dioxide source in the past. It pumped the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere instead of absorbing it, as it does today, report scientists. 2 days
Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa: study
PHYS.ORG As Africa gears up for a tripling of electricity demand by 2030, a new Berkeley study maps out a viable strategy for developing wind and solar power while... 2 days
More than 100 years of flooding and erosion in one event
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed an integrated sediment, wood, and organic carbon budget for North St. Vrain Creek in the semi-arid Colorado Front Range following an extreme flooding... 2 days
New rice strain could help farmers predetermine harvest time
SCIENCE DAILY A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available,... 2 days
NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Van Allen Probes uncover new phenomena in our near-Earth environment with their unique double orbit. Recently, the spacecraft were in just the right place, at just the right time, to catch an event... 2 days
Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes
SCIENCE DAILY Observations using ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies. These are the first confirmed observations... 2 days
The electric sands of Titan
SCIENCE DAILY Experiments suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, are 'electrically charged.' When the wind blows hard enough, Titan's non-silicate granules get kicked up and start to hop in a motion. As they collide, they... 2 days
Climate-addled jet streams boost drought, flood: study
PHYS.ORG Global warming amplifies severe droughts and floods by disrupting jet streams, the powerful high-altitude air currents that move west-to-east across the northern hemisphere, researchers said Monday. 2 days
Basic microbiology research study unexpectedly uncovers practical findings for growers
PHYS.ORG Cover cropping, or the practice of growing unharvested crops to protect and enrich the soil during off-season periods, is a promising approach to reducing some of the negative... 2 days
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie approaching Queensland for landfall
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm early on March 27, 2017 as Tropical Cyclone Debbie had intensified into a powerful hurricane already affecting the coast of eastern Queensland, Australia. 2 days
Planetary waves, first found on Earth, are discovered on sun
SCIENCE DAILY The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the sun, according to a new study. 2 days
Farming becoming riskier under climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change is predicted to impact agriculture, but a new study puts these changes in terms that are directly applicable to farmers. For Illinois, the corn planting window will be split in two to avoid wet... 2 days
Extreme Supermassive Black Hole Winds Can Create Stars | Video
SPACE.COM The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has been used to detect stars growing within the outflows emanating from the massive black holes. The newborn stars are also... 2 days
Farming becoming riskier under climate change
PHYS.ORG Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that... 2 days
NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
PHYS.ORG High above Earth, two giant rings of energetic particles trapped by the planet's magnetic field create a dynamic and harsh environment that holds many mysteries—and can affect spacecraft traveling around Earth. NASA's Van Allen... 2 days
Planetary waves, first found on Earth, are discovered on Sun
PHYS.ORG The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the Sun, according to a new study led... 2 days
New rice strain could help farmers predetermine harvest time
PHYS.ORG A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available,... 2 days
Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes
PHYS.ORG Observations using ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies. These are the first confirmed observations... 2 days
As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation
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NASA tests observing capability on Hawaii's coral reefs
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Novel oil spill cleanup technology successfully tested
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Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles
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