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Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change
SCIENCE DAILY As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease. Because the selenium content of crops may also be reduced, the risk of selenium deficiency could be increased... 4 hours
Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change
PHYS.ORG Selenium is an essential micronutrient obtained from dietary sources such as cereals. The selenium content of foodstuffs largely depends on concentrations in the soil: previous studies have shown that low selenium concentrations are associated with high... 9 hours
Those who help each other can invade harsher environments
SCIENCE DAILY Through cooperation, animals are able to colonize harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study. The research community has long believed this was the other... 10 hours
Warming ponds could accelerate climate change
PHYS.ORG Rising temperatures could accelerate climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in ponds and increasing the methane they release, new research shows. 13 hours
More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study... 14 hours
Winners and losers—climate change will shift vegetation
PHYS.ORG Projected global warming will likely decrease the extent of temperate drylands by a third over the remainder of the 21st century coupled with an increase in dry deep soil conditions during agricultural growing season.... 15 hours
Cooperative species can invade harsher environments
PHYS.ORG Through cooperation, animals are able to colonise harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden, together with researchers in England and USA. The research community has... 15 hours
More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change
PHYS.ORG Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study... 16 hours
Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in... 1 day
Adaptable model recommends response strategies for Zika, other pandemics
SCIENCE DAILY A new biological-behavioral-operational computer model could help policy makers choose the best intervention strategies to rapidly contain an infectious disease outbreak. The model is based on the dynamics of disease... 1 day
Marine ecologist offers suggestions for achieving a strong, lasting 'blue economy'
PHYS.ORG Incentive-based solutions offer significant hope for addressing the myriad environmental challenges facing the world's oceans - that's the central message a leading marine ecologist delivered today... 1 day
Gene sequences reveal secrets of symbiosis
PHYS.ORG Advances in genomic research are helping scientists to reveal how corals and algae cooperate to combat environmental stresses. KAUST researchers have sequenced and compared the genomes of three strains of Symbiodinium, a member of the dinoflagellate... 1 day
Stanford researcher to examine unsung hero of science: assessment
PHYS.ORG Katharine Mach, who served as co-director of science on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will present her most recent findings on the trials and triumphs of achieving a... 1 day
Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters are rallying in Boston to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S. 1 day
Curiosity—not just knowledge—about science influences public perceptions about vaccines, climate change
Science Magazine A Q&A with psychology and law professor Dan Kahan 1 day
Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified
SCIENCE DAILY Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its discovery. 2 days
Smart reforms key to global fish recovery, even with climate change
PHYS.ORG New Research finds that climate change will cause dramatic impacts in the world's fisheries, but with effective management most fisheries could yield more fish and more... 2 days
It's more than just climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Accurately modeling climate change and interactive human factors -- including inequality, consumption, and population -- is essential for the effective science-based policies and measures needed to benefit and sustain current and future generations. A recent study... 2 days
Digital fabrication in architecture
SCIENCE DAILY Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th century. Current research on digital fabrication in architecture indicates that the development and integration... 2 days
It's more than just climate change
PHYS.ORG A new scientific paper by a University of Maryland-led international team of distinguished scientists, including five members of the National Academies, argues that there are critical two-way feedbacks missing from current climate models that are used... 3 days
Scaffolding bacterial genomes and probing host-virus interactions in gut microbiome by proximity ligation (chromosome capture) assay
Science Magazine The biochemical activities of microbial communities, or microbiomes, are essential parts of environmental and animal ecosystems.... 3 days
Age-associated molecular changes are deleterious and may modulate life span through diet
Science Magazine Transition through life span is accompanied by numerous molecular changes, such as dysregulated gene expression, altered metabolite levels, and accumulated molecular damage. These changes... 3 days
How much biomass grows in the savannah?
SCIENCE DAILY The ability of the savannahs to store the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is ultimately determined by the amount of aboveground woody biomass. So far, though, it has been difficult to measure this important indicator,... 3 days
Wind, Rain, Heat: Health Risks Grow with Extreme Weather
LIVE SCIENCE As climate change proceeds, there will be more extreme weather events, and these events pose a threat to people's health, experts say. 3 days
Scientists find evidence of Alaskan ecosystem health in Harlequin ducks
SCIENCE DAILY Harlequin Ducks in coastal areas of Alaska’s Kodiak and Unalaska islands are exposed to environmental sources of mercury and that mercury concentrations in their blood are associated with... 3 days
Getting their hands dirty: Students experience fieldwork in Hawaii
MIT TREX program from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduates the opportunity to get out in the field. 3 days
Climate Change Could Have Wide-Ranging Effects on Mental Health
LIVE SCIENCE Climate change may have surprising and wide-ranging effects on mental health, experts say. 3 days
Local weather impacts melting of one of Antarctica's fastest-retreating glaciers
SCIENCE DAILY Local weather plays an important part in the retreat of the ice shelves in West Antarctica, according to new research. 3 days
New life for 19th-century plants
PHYS.ORG Humans have long had a knack for concentrating heavy metals that would otherwise remain at low concentrations within the environment. These human-produced pollutants can be found going back as far as one million years ago with fires in... 3 days
New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state
PHYS.ORG A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding... 3 days
How desert ants find their way in a featureless environment
SCIENCE DAILY A spherical treadmill allows biologists to investigate how desert ants find their way in a featureless environment. 3 days
Melting glaciers around Mount Everest may be forming killer lakes
Science Magazine Glacial lakes could suddenly burst their dams and flood valleys 3 days
Cholera, Other Illnesses May Spread with Climate Change
LIVE SCIENCE Climate change is contributing to the spread of certain diseases, researchers say. 4 days
Pennsylvania correlates natural gas fracking with quakes
PHYS.ORG Pennsylvania environmental regulators say there's a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of minor earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year. 4 days
Polish activists complain to EU about toxic smog
PHYS.ORG Polish environmental groups on Friday filed a complaint with the European Union against national and local authorities for failing to fight lethal levels of smog. 4 days
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment
SCIENCE DAILY Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a new paper. The study looks at the evolutionary changes that are being caused by... 4 days
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ESA Follow the UNEP Global Environment Outlook Meeting on 20–21 February 4 days
A novel socio-ecological approach to identifying suitable wolf habitats in human-dominated landscapes
PHYS.ORG About one third of the Swiss landscape offers suitable wolf habitat. Nonetheless, there is only a small fraction thereof where the wolf is tolerated... 4 days
Observing wildfire smoke plumes from space
PHYS.ORG Recent wildfires in Chile had a devastating impact on the country, its people and the environment. 4 days
Melting polar ice, rising sea levels not only climate change dangers
PHYS.ORG Climate change from political and ecological standpoints is a constant in the media and with good reason, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, but proof... 4 days
Local weather impacts melting of one of Antarctica's fastest-retreating glaciers
PHYS.ORG Local weather plays an important part in the retreat of the ice shelves in West Antarctica, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications. 4 days
Nicaragua focuses on climate-change resistant coffee
PHYS.ORG With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports. 4 days
Climate Change Is Transforming the World's Food Supply
LIVE SCIENCE The biological and physical changes happening on Earth due to climate change will transform food production, researchers say. 4 days
[In Depth] Parasitic worm may trigger mystery nodding syndrome
Science Magazine Between 1990 and 2013, thousands of children in war-torn South Sudan and northern Uganda suddenly developed a severe and puzzling form of epilepsy. When exposed to food or cold temperatures,... 4 days
[In Depth] Congress sharpens its regulatory ax
Science Magazine Other rules that Congress could cancel using the Congressional Review Act include the following. Methane leaks: The House of Representatives has voted to undo a rule aimed at cutting leaks and burning of methane,... 4 days
[Report] Seagrass ecosystems reduce exposure to bacterial pathogens of humans, fishes, and invertebrates
Science Magazine Plants are important in urban environments for removing pathogens and improving water quality. Seagrass meadows are the most widespread coastal ecosystem on... 4 days
[In Depth] Demise of stream rule won't revitalize coal industry
Science Magazine Environmentalists were outraged earlier this month after the Republican-led Congress used an obscure law to erase a new regulation aimed at reducing the environmental damage caused by coal... 4 days
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment
PHYS.ORG Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts and Questions paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The paper... 4 days
Underwater 'Space Base' Used For Mars Mission Simulation | Highlight Video
SPACE.COM The NEEMO 19 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 19) mission gave astronauts the opportunity to ‘waterwalk’ to simulate spacewalks, train with communication delays and test wearable... 4 days
Here's How Climate Change Can Cause More Air Pollution (All By Itself)
LIVE SCIENCE Not only does air pollution trap sunlight and cause climate change, but the relationship also works the other way: Rising temperatures increase levels of... 4 days
Demise of stream rule won’t revitalize coal industry
Science Magazine Obama-era regulation one of several recent environmental rules targeted by Trump and Republicans in Congress 4 days
Al Gore: 'Horrific' Health Risks from Climate, But 'We Have Solutions'
LIVE SCIENCE The health risks of climate change, and their potential solutions, were discussed here today in Atlanta. 4 days
'The Blob' in Pacific Ocean Linked to Spike in Ozone
LIVE SCIENCE The "blob," a patch of warm water that sat off the Pacific Coast between 2014 and 2015, caused higher ozone levels throughout the western region of the United... 4 days
Seagrasses boost ecosystem health by fighting bad bacteria
SCIENCE-NEWS Seagrasses might reduce bacteria levels in ocean water. 4 days
High intake of saturated and animal fat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Recently, dietary guidelines for the general population have shifted towards a plant-based diet (rich in legumes, whole-grain cereals,... 5 days
Ring roads of the future in an urban context
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Electric cars that require charging and autonomous cars that can be summoned to take you from A to B. How do you take these future challenges into account in spatial... 5 days
Engineers help arctic ships assess ice buildup
PHYS.ORG As global temperatures rise and arctic ice melts, more ships are taking advantage of expedient, yet dangerous ocean routes that are opening in the polar region. 5 days
Using 'real life' analogies to get past scientific uncertainty on climate change
PHYS.ORG Many people still treat global warming as a contentious political issue, instead of one backed by scientific consensus. For example, in a recent Pew... 5 days
Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration's policies for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But California Governor Jerry Brown has declared that his state... 5 days
Decline of grass threatens world's most endangered antelope
PHYS.ORG University of Wyoming researchers took a big step toward solving the mystery of the decline of hirola, a rare African antelope, conducting wildlife research in one of the most formidable environments—the border... 5 days
Climate change doubled the likelihood of the Australian heatwave
PHYS.ORG The heatwave that engulfed southeastern Australia at the end of last week has seen heat records continue to tumble like Jenga blocks. 5 days
Biologists report findings on ants' internal navigation systems
PHYS.ORG Biologists of the University of Freiburg have used a spherical treadmill to investigate how desert ants navigate in a featureless environment. Cataglyphis desert ants live in salt pans and are ideal models... 5 days
Detectable anthropogenic shift toward heavy precipitation over eastern China
PHYS.ORG Global warming increases the water holding capacity of the atmosphere, and thus, precipitation characteristics are expected to change. Changing precipitation characteristics directly affect society through their impacts on drought and... 5 days
Sick and tired - not just a figure of speech
MNT Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.Already feeling drained so early in the year? 5 days
First Israeli nanosatellite for academic research launched
PHYS.ORG "BGUSAT," the first nanosatellite for Israeli academic research, is being launched today as part of a collaboration between Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the Israel Ministry of Science,... 5 days
Unexpected Early Triassic marine ecosystem and the rise of the Modern evolutionary fauna
Science Magazine In the wake of the end-Permian mass extinction, the Early Triassic (~251.9 to 247 million years ago) is portrayed as an environmentally... 5 days
Deep reefs unlikely to save shallow coral reefs
SCIENCE DAILY Often highlighted as important ecological refuges, deep sections of coral reefs (30-60 m depth) can offer protection from the full force of climate change-related impacts, such as intensifying storms and warm-water bleaching.... 5 days
How an Ice Age paradox could inform sea level rise predictions
SCIENCE DAILY New research findings explain an Ice Age paradox and add to the mounting evidence that climate change could bring higher seas than most models predict. 5 days
Modeling the unequal benefits of U.S. environmental policy
MIT New toolset evaluates economic impacts of ozone reduction policies for nine income groups. 5 days
EU parliament backs draft carbon trading reforms
PHYS.ORG The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted draft reforms of Europe's carbon market after 2021, a key step in reaching the bloc's climate change goals. 5 days
New pathway for Greenland meltwater to reach ocean
SCIENCE DAILY Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet let one of its aquifers drain to the ocean, new NASA research finds. The aquifers, discovered only recently, are unusual in that they trap large amounts... 5 days
How temperature guides where species live, where they'll go
SCIENCE DAILY A new study could prove significant in answering among the most enduring questions for ecologists: Why do species live where they do, and what are the factors that keep them... 5 days
Global ocean de-oxygenation quantified
SCIENCE DAILY The ongoing global change causes rising ocean temperatures and changes the ocean circulation. Therefore less oxygen is dissolved in surface waters and less oxygen is transported into the deep sea. This reduction of oceanic oxygen supply has major consequences for... 5 days
Global ocean de-oxygenation quantified
PHYS.ORG Oxygen is an essential necessity of life on land. The same applies for almost all organisms in the ocean. However, the oxygen supply in the oceans is threatened by global warming in two ways: Warmer surface waters take up less... 5 days
How an Ice Age paradox could inform sea level rise predictions
PHYS.ORG New findings from the University of Michigan explain an Ice Age paradox and add to the mounting evidence that climate change could bring higher seas than... 5 days
Beach bashing: Last year's El Niño resulted in unprecedented erosion of Pacific coastline
SCIENCE DAILY Last winter's El Niño might have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was in fact one of the most... 5 days
Study identifies new pathway for Greenland meltwater to reach ocean
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet let one of its aquifers drain to the ocean, new NASA research finds. The aquifers, discovered only recently, are unusual in that... 6 days
Risk of rapid North Atlantic cooling in 21st century greater than previously estimated
SCIENCE DAILY The possibility of major climate change in the Atlantic region has long been recognized and has even been the subject of a... 6 days
Beach bashing
SCIENCE DAILY Last winter's El Niño might have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was in fact one of the most powerful climate events of the past 145 years. If such severe El Niño events become more common in... 6 days
'The blob' of abnormal conditions boosted Western US ozone levels
SCIENCE DAILY Ozone levels in June 2015 were significantly higher than normal over a large swath of the Western US. Analysis ties this air quality pattern to the abnormal conditions... 6 days
'The blob' of abnormal conditions boosted Western US ozone levels
PHYS.ORG 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. Its sphere... 6 days
'Disturbing' Results Show High Pollution Levels in Mariana Trench
LIVE SCIENCE The vast underwater wilderness of the deep sea may be largely unexplored by humans, but it's still incredibly polluted, a new study finds. 6 days
How a plant resists drought
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change will bring worsening droughts that threaten crops. One potential way to protect crops is by spraying them with a compound that induces the plants to become more drought resistant. Now, by identifying the key molecular mechanism... 6 days
Life under pressure: Microbes in extreme environments
SCIENCE DAILY Life can thrive in some of the most extreme environments on the planet. Microbes flourish inside hot geothermal vents, beneath the frigid ice covering Antarctica and under immense pressures at the bottom of the... 6 days
Long-term eelgrass loss due to joint effects of shade, heat
SCIENCE DAILY A new study links a long-term decline in Chesapeake Bay's eelgrass beds to both deteriorating water quality and rising summertime temperatures. It also shows that loss of the... 6 days
Canadian glaciers now major contributor to sea level change, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Ice loss from Canada's Arctic glaciers has transformed them into a major contributor to sea level change, new research has found. From 2005 to 2015, surface... 6 days
Risk of rapid North Atlantic cooling in 21st century greater than previously estimated
PHYS.ORG The possibility of major climate change in the Atlantic region has long been recognized and has even been the subject of a... 6 days
Some marine creatures may be more resilient to harsher ocean conditions than expected
PHYS.ORG As the world continually emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the oceans are taking a hit, absorbing some of it and growing... 6 days
Experiment shows goats capable of recognizing other goats by sight and sound
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with Queen Mary University of London has found that goats are able to recognize their stable mates by both... 6 days
Maize study finds genes that help crops adapt to change
PHYS.ORG Over many thousands of years, farmers have bred maize varieties so the crops are optimally adapted to local environments. 6 days
FSU researcher draws link between impact of climate change and untreated water on childhood GI illness
NEWS MEDICAL A Florida State University researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and... 6 days
Flirting on the 'fly:' what blow flies can tell us about attraction, dating apps
SCIENCE DAILY The photoreceptors in blow fly eyes do more than help them navigate the environment, research shows. They're also used in... 6 days
Canadian glaciers now major contributor to sea level change
PHYS.ORG Ice loss from Canada's Arctic glaciers has transformed them into a major contributor to sea level change, new research by University of California, Irvine glaciologists has found. 6 days
Norwegian ice cap 'exceptionally sensitive' to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY How will future climate change affect our glaciers? By looking into the past 4000 years, a new study finds an ice cap in southern Norway to be ‘exceptionally sensitive’ to climate change. 6 days
Reactive lignin for reducing the environmental impacts of wood products
SCIENCE DAILY Technology known as "CatLignin" has been created to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol compounds in wood... 7 days
Scientists investigate what breaks down permafrost carbon
PHYS.ORG A Florida State University researcher is delving into the complexities of exactly how permafrost thawing in the Earth's most northern regions is cycling back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and further fueling climate... 7 days
Reactive lignin for reducing the environmental impacts of wood products
PHYS.ORG VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed technology known as "CatLignin" to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry byproducts to be used as a replacement for toxic... 7 days
Norwegian ice cap 'exceptionally sensitive' to climate change
PHYS.ORG How will future climate change affect our glaciers? By looking into the past 4000 years, a new study lead by Henning Åkesson at the Bjerknes Centre finds an ice cap in southern... 7 days
Video: Engineering team designs new solar-paneled walls that make greywater reusable
PHYS.ORG Architect Maria Paz Gutierrez is a woman on a mission. In addition to mentoring student building designers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, Paz Gutierrez... 7 days
Long-term eelgrass loss due to joint effects of shade, heat
PHYS.ORG A new study led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science links a long-term decline in Chesapeake Bay's eelgrass beds to both deteriorating water... 7 days
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