What do Google searches tell us about our climate change fears?
Republicans search the Net for information about the weather, climate change and global warming during extremely hot or cold spells. Democrats Google these terms when they experience changes in the average temperatures. These ...
Coastal cities face rising risk of flood losses, study says
The world's 136 largest coastal cities could risk combined annual losses of $1 trillion (750 billion euros) from floods by 2050 unless they drastically raise their defences, a study warned Sunday.
Study shows nonlinear pattern of migration due to climatic variations
New study links dredging to diseased corals
In a world-first study published today, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals.
Borneo deforested 30 percent over past 40 years
Forest cover in Borneo may have declined by up to 30% over the past 40 years, according to a study published July 16, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by David Gaveau from the Center for International Forestry Resear ...
Humans may have helped the decline of African rainforests 3000 years ago
Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion
Zebra, quagga mussels trump pollution as change agents in lake erie
Over the last half century, Lake Erie has been known for its level of pollution and its population of invasive species. Of the two, the invasive species seems to have had the greater effect on the lake's ...
Researchers find Europe's forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point
Kudzu can release soil carbon, accelerate global warming
Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications for how ...
Earth still absorbing about half carbon dioxide emissions produced by people: study
Earth's oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to a study ...
How Much Energy Goes Into Making a Bottle of Water?
Computer model that can replicate the growth of cities has valuable implications for urban planning and sustainability
In 2009, the global number of city dwellers surpassed that of rural dwellers. Understanding how cities evolve is vital to a world that will continue to urbanize. Now, researchers at A*STAR have developed ...