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Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China's small farms harms health and environment
SCIENCE DAILY The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too... 3 hours
Local interventions boost coral's resilience to bleaching
SCIENCE DAILY Local conservation actions can significantly boost coral's resilience to, and recovery from, climate-induced thermal bleaching by reducing other energy-sapping stresses the coral faces, a new study finds. Scientists found they could reduce the extent... 4 hours
The force is strong within us: New study explores cell mechanics at work
SCIENCE DAILY A research team focused on measuring the stiffness, bending, twisting and viscosity of individual cells -- focused on a breast cancer cell... 4 hours
Researchers plunge into ocean 'twilight zone' to explore ecosystem carbon flow
PHYS.ORG A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this... 9 hours
Local interventions boost coral's resilience to bleaching
PHYS.ORG Local conservation actions, like rounding up predatory snails, can significantly boost the resilience of corals to climate-induced bleaching, according to a study led by Duke University researchers. 9 hours
Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China's small farms harms health and environment
PHYS.ORG The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too... 9 hours
Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment
SCIENCE DAILY A new analysis by an international team of scientists shows that low carbon investments will need to markedly increase if the world is to... 10 hours
Nature programs could put a spring in your step
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that watching films set in a natural environment boosts body image. 11 hours
Venus’ thick atmosphere speeds up the planet’s spin
SCIENCE-NEWS Venus’ thick atmosphere can push on mountains on the surface, changing its rotation period by a few minutes every day. 11 hours
Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatross
SCIENCE DAILY Changes in sea surface temperature affect the survival of albatross during their first year at sea, resulting in a reduced population growth rate when temperatures are warmer than the current average, a... 11 hours
Hunting molecules to find new planets
SCIENCE DAILY It's been impossible to obtain images of an exoplanet, so dazzling is the light of its star. However, astronomers have the idea of detecting molecules that are present in the planet's atmosphere in order to make... 15 hours
Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment
PHYS.ORG A new analysis by an international team of scientists led by IIASA shows that low carbon investments will need to increase markedly if the... 15 hours
New approach in VR redirected walking presented
PHYS.ORG In the burgeoning world of virtual reality (VR) technology, it remains a challenge to provide users with a realistic perception of infinite space and natural walking capabilities in the virtual environment. A team of... 17 hours
Why a minor change to how EPA makes rules could radically reduce environmental protection
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Since the Reagan administration, federal agencies have been required to produce cost-benefit analyses of their major regulations. These assessments are... 18 hours
Bringing the heat out of the city
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Heat waves are increasing worldwide—and that includes Switzerland. Cities in particular suffer as a result: the temperature difference between city and countryside can amount to several degrees. A new water tunnel at Empa could... 18 hours
Tiny quantum device to redefine ampere
PHYS.ORG EU-funded scientists have succeeded in redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. Based on the electron charge, the newly developed microscopic device has been reported as the most accurate technique for making measurements... 18 hours
A meteoroid smashed into the side of a crater on Mars and then started a landslide
PHYS.ORG In 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) established orbit around the Red Planet. Using an advanced... 18 hours
Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target
PHYS.ORG Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge... 20 hours
Better safe than sorry—economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements
PHYS.ORG Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas... 21 hours
Zillow Data Used To Project Impact Of Sea Level Rise On Real Estate
NPR A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists examined how real estate values were affected in 23 coastal states. Florida has the... 22 hours
Global warming cooks up 'a different world' over 3 decades
PHYS.ORG We were warned. 23 hours
James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming
PHYS.ORG James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't. 23 hours
Property crisis looms due to sea level rise, experts warn 
PHYS.ORG Along Florida's sun-splashed shorelines, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not... 23 hours
Chesapeake Bay: Larger-than-average summer 'dead zone' forecast for 2018 after wet spring
PHYS.ORG Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in... 23 hours
US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn 
PHYS.ORG Along sun-splashed shorelines in the US state of Florida, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach... 23 hours
AP Was There: The age of climate change begins
PHYS.ORG On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world's hottest... 23 hours
Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatross
PHYS.ORG Ecologists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) studied a population of black-browed albatross at Kerguelen Island, part of the French Southern... 23 hours
Life in the fast lane: Ecologists say dispersal ability linked to plants' life cycles
PHYS.ORG Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on... 1 day
New method makes weather forecasts right as rain
SCIENCE DAILY Meteorologists have known for some time that rainfall forecasts have flaws, as failure to take into account factors such as evaporation can affect their accuracy. Now, researchers have developed a system that... 2 days
Success is not just how you play your cards, but how you play your opponents
SCIENCE DAILY In high-stakes environments, success is not just about playing your cards right, but also playing your opponents right. 2 days
Better be safe than sorry: Economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements
SCIENCE DAILY Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down... 2 days
Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic ice sheet retreated little during past eight million years
SCIENCE DAILY Large parts of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet did not retreat significantly during a time when atmospheric... 2 days
Dry riverbeds are contributing to climate change more than previously thought
SCIENCE DAILY A massive world-wide study of dry riverbeds has found they're contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, and this could help scientists better understand how to... 2 days
Why the tongue of the Pine Island Glacier suddenly shrank
SCIENCE DAILY The Pine Island Glacier in Western Antarctica is not only one of the fastest-flowing ice streams in the Southern Hemisphere; over the past 11 years, four major icebergs... 2 days
long suspected theory about the moon holds water Long Suspected Theory About the Moon Holds Water
ASTRO WATCH A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm... 3 days
The Internet Is Obsessed With This Perfectly Symmetrical Mushroom Cloud
LIVE SCIENCE A Christmas-tree-shaped storm cloud settled over the beach in Alabama, and even meteorologists are impressed. 3 days
Do our guts have a say in our spatial memory?
MNT New research suggests that our guts send signals to our brains that inform our spatial memory and ability to orient ourselves in our environment. How come? 3 days
Medical News Today: Do our guts have a say in our spatial memory?
MNT New research suggests that our guts send signals to our brains that inform our spatial memory and ability to orient ourselves in... 3 days
161 genetic factors for myopia identified
SCIENCE DAILY Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase. This is particularly worrying for severely short-sighted people as it increases their risk of developing... 3 days
Flying Spiders Test the Winds Before Sailing on Silk Kites
LIVE SCIENCE How do some spiders fly? 3 days
When the river runs high
PHYS.ORG A massive world-wide study of dry riverbeds has found they're contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, and this could help scientists better understand how to fight climate change. 4 days
Flying spiders sense meteorological conditions, use nanoscale fibers to float on the wind
SCIENCE DAILY Spiders take flight on the smallest of breezes by first sensing the wind, and then spinning out dozens of nanoscale fibers up... 4 days
What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it today
SCIENCE DAILY The retreat of the West Antarctic ice masses after the last Ice Age was reversed surprisingly about 10,000... 4 days
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ESA Today is Global Wind Day, which couldn’t be more apt for ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite to begin its voyage to the launch site in French Guiana. And, while almost all... 4 days
To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift
PHYS.ORG For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to escape their dinosaur predators and competitors. Only after the... 4 days
Exploring planetary plasma environments from your laptop
PHYS.ORG A new database of plasma simulations, combined with observational data and powerful visualisation tools, is providing planetary scientists with an unprecedented way to explore some of the Solar System's most interesting plasma environments. 4 days
Warming oceans will affect sharks' brains
PHYS.ORG Rising ocean temperatures due to climate change will not only be felt by smaller organisms like coral, but will also impact apex predators, according to new research. 4 days
eDNA analysis—a key to uncovering rare marine species
PHYS.ORG The days of searching the oceans around the world to find and study rare and endangered marine animals are not over. However, an emerging tool that can be used with just a... 4 days
Why the tongue of the Pine Island Glacier suddenly shrank
PHYS.ORG The Pine Island Glacier in Western Antarctica is not only one of the fastest-flowing ice streams in the Southern Hemisphere; over the past 11 years, four major icebergs... 4 days
Leaf-cutter ants pick up the pace when they sense rain
SCIENCE-NEWS Leaf-cutter ants struggle to carry wet leaves, so they run to avoid rain. 4 days
Weird Low-Light Bacteria Could Potentially Thrive on Mars
SPACE.COM An international team of scientists has found that a strange type of bacteria can turn light into fuel in incredibly dim environments. 4 days
Climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up
SCIENCE DAILY The world's system for allocating fish stocks is being outpaced by the movement of fish species in response to climate change, according to a study undertaken... 4 days
Modern alchemists are making chemistry greener
PHYS.ORG Ancient alchemists tried to turn lead and other common metals into gold and platinum. Modern chemists in Paul Chirik's lab at Princeton are transforming reactions that have depended on environmentally unfriendly precious metals, finding cheaper and... 4 days
Comment on "Satellites reveal contrasting responses of regional climate to the widespread greening of Earth"
Science Magazine Forzieri et al. (Reports, 16 June 2017, p. 1180) used satellite data to show that boreal greening caused... 4 days
Environmental DNA tracks rare species
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Response to Comment on "Satellites reveal contrasting responses of regional climate to the widespread greening of Earth"
Science Magazine Li et al. contest the idea that vegetation greening has contributed to boreal warming... 4 days
The South Asian monsoon--Pollution pump and purifier
Science Magazine Air pollution is growing fastest in monsoon-impacted South Asia. During the dry, winter monsoon the fumes disperse toward the Indian Ocean, creating a vast pollution haze, but their fate during the wet, summer monsoon... 5 days
Flying spiders sense meteorological conditions, use nanoscale fibers to float on the wind
PHYS.ORG Spiders take flight on the smallest of breezes by first sensing the wind, and then spinning out dozens of nanoscale fibers up... 5 days
Climate change means fish are moving faster than fishing rules, study says
PHYS.ORG Climate change is forcing fish species to shift their habitats faster than the world's system for allocating fish stocks, exacerbating international fisheries conflicts, according... 5 days
EU sets higher target for renewable energy by 2030
PHYS.ORG The EU agreed Thursday to raise its consumption target from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, aiming for 32 percent by 2030 rather than the previous 27 percent. 5 days
NASA finds heaviest rainfall north of Tropical Storm Bud's center
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Bud that revealed strongest storms were in a band extending from north to east of the center. That's... 5 days
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
PHYS.ORG A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a... 5 days
Assimilation of FY-3 data at the Met Office
PHYS.ORG Chinese meteorological satellite data provide an increasingly important contribution to the global observing system, supporting weather and climate applications. In that context and as part of the Climate Science for Service Partnership... 5 days
Short-term changes in Antarctica's ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Antarctica's ice sheet contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by around 180 feet if it all melted. But dramatic, eye-catching... 5 days
Plants open their pores and scientists strike gold
SCIENCE DAILY Plants containing the element gold are already widely known. The flowering perennial plant alfafa, for example, has been cultivated by scientists to contain pure gold in its plant tissue. Now researchers have... 5 days
Plants open their pores and scientists strike gold
PHYS.ORG Plants containing the element gold are already widely known. The flowering perennial plant alfafa, for example, has been cultivated by scientists to contain pure gold in its plant tissue. Now researchers from... 5 days
Researcher models present rainfall data to improve future forecasts of how extreme weather will affect urban living
PHYS.ORG The weather-related effects of climate change will affect the next phase of urban living.... 5 days
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa. 5 days
How microgrids could boost resilience in New Orleans
PHYS.ORG During Hurricane Katrina and other severe storms that have hit New Orleans, power outages, flooding and wind damage combined to cut off people from clean drinking water, food, medical care, shelter, prescriptions... 5 days
Toxic leftovers from gold mine found in snowshoe hares
PHYS.ORG Even though it was closed decades ago, the Giant Mine on the outskirts of Yellowknife has left a long environmental legacy. 5 days
Antarctica has lost nearly 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992
PHYS.ORG It can be easy to overlook the monstrous scale of the Antarctic ice sheet. Ice, thick enough in many places to bury mountains, covers a continent... 5 days
How will people move as climate changes?
PHYS.ORG In coming decades, climate change is expected to displace millions of people through sea level rise, crop failures, more frequent extreme weather and other impacts. But scientists are still struggling to accurately predict how... 5 days
These newfound frogs have been trapped in amber for 99 million years
SCIENCE-NEWS Trapped in amber, 99-million-year-old frog fossils reveal the amphibians lived in a wet, tropical climate. 5 days
We must ensure new food retail technologies are not barriers to better health
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without... 5 days
Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use
PHYS.ORG Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest smartphone maker, joined on Thursday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and other renewable energy to... 5 days
Watch the Sun's Elusive Corona Appear in Time-Lapse Solar Eclipse Video
SPACE.COM One of the most beautiful things to see during a total solar eclipse, when the moon completely blocks the sun's bright disk, is the light from... 5 days
Team develops novel micro-embossing equipment for precision optical microstructures
PHYS.ORG The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel micro-embossing device for manufacturing precision glass lenses with high image quality. The lenses have the resolution required for state-of-the-art optical... 5 days
Will Mars Rover Survive Fierce Dust Storm?
LIVE SCIENCE NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is weathering a monster dust storm that has plunged its environs into permanent darkness. 5 days
Scientists can make skillful seasonal forecasts of summer temperature in western China
PHYS.ORG Surface air temperature (SAT) is an important hydrological and climatic variable in western China. In contrast to the monsoon regions in eastern China, most... 5 days
Using organic waste to fight soil contamination by heavy metals
PHYS.ORG Scientists from Skoltech's Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) in Russia and the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague have refined the in-situ remediation... 5 days
Anguil Environmental Systems celebrates 40th anniversary
NEWS MEDICAL Starting an environmental company in the late 1970’s was not nearly as well received as it would be today, but Gene Anguil, Founder of Anguil Environmental Systems, persevered. Four decades later, Anguil is recognized as a... 5 days
Ammonia distribution in Earth's upper atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY A new study helps clarify how ammonia is present in Earth's upper atmosphere. Using computer modeling, the researchers found ammonia molecules trapped in liquid cloud droplets are released during convection where these particles freeze and subsequently... 5 days
MIT engineers configure RFID tags to work as sensors
MIT Platform may enable continuous, low-cost, reliable devices that detect chemicals in the environment. 5 days
Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes
SCIENCE DAILY Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thought. 5 days
Stress test to predict how diatoms will react to ocean acidification
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown that diatoms can withstand population collapse in an acidified environment by conserving valuable energy normally used for carbon dioxide consumption. 5 days
People recall information better through virtual reality
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers conducted one of the first in-depth analyses on whether people learn better through virtual, immersive environments, as opposed to more traditional platforms like a two-dimensional desktop computer or hand-held tablet. The researchers found that people... 5 days
To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest, look to New Zealand in the summer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered an atmospheric teleconnection that allows them to accurately predict winter precipitation in the southwestern United States by... 5 days
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SPACE NEWS Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived... 5 days
NASA finds weakening rainfall in Bud
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA examined the rainfall rates occurring in former Hurricane Bud as it continued moving north in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, paralleling the western coast of Mexico. On June 13, Bud weakened to a tropical storm and... 5 days
Climate change accelerating rise in sea levels
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has discovered that rising sea levels could be accelerated by vulnerable ice shelves in the Antarctic. 5 days
NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Is Battling a Dust Storm of Epic Proportions. Will It Survive?
SPACE.COM NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is weathering a monster dust storm that has plunged its environs into permanent... 5 days
Researchers explain ammonia distribution in Earth's upper atmosphere
PHYS.ORG A new study co-led by University of Iowa researchers explains how ammonia is distributed in Earth's upper atmosphere. 5 days
Decades of satellite monitoring reveal Antarctic ice loss
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have reviewed decades of satellite measurements to reveal how and why Antarctica's glaciers, ice shelves and sea ice are changing. Their report explains how ice shelf thinning and collapse have triggered... 5 days
Antarctica ramps up sea level rise
SCIENCE DAILY Ice losses from Antarctica have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with two fifths of this rise (3.0 mm) coming in the last five years alone. The findings are from a major climate... 5 days
Obama official would have led EPA’s climate science debate—if all agencies took part
Science Magazine Steven Koonin says the Trump administration has dropped the red-team idea, but it’s not dead 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH From moon rocks to meteorites, and from space dust to a dinosaur-destroying impact, the Department of... 5 days
Methane emissions partially offset "blue carbon" burial in mangroves
Science Magazine Organic matter burial in mangrove forests results in the removal and long-term storage of atmospheric CO2, so-called "blue carbon." However, some of this organic matter is metabolized and returned to... 6 days
Extensive marine-terminating ice sheets in Europe from 2.5 million years ago
Science Magazine Geometries of Early Pleistocene [2.58 to 0.78 million years (Ma) ago] ice sheets in northwest Europe are poorly constrained but are required to improve our understanding... 6 days
Bringing the heat out of the city
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Why a minor change to how EPA makes rules could radically reduce environmental protection
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We must ensure new food retail technologies are not barriers to better health
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NASA finds weakening rainfall in Bud
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NASA observed the once-hurricane Aletta intensify, now weakening quickly
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A bird's eye view of changing glaciers
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A new system optimises electric transmission from offshore wind farms
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Sea robots show Arctic climate change
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As solar wind blows, our heliosphere balloons
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Large igneous provinces contribute to ups and downs in atmospheric carbon dioxide
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