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.
Humans may have helped the decline of African rainforests 3000 years ago
Global food trade may not meet all future demand, study indicates
As the world population continues to grow, by about 1 billion people every 12 to 14 years since the 1960s, the global food supply may not meet escalating demand – particularly for agriculturally poor countries in arid to ...
Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion
Rapid-growth plantations eyed for water management
Utilising rapid-growth tree plantations could support water management in dryland farming systems while producing feedstock for bioenergy, new research contends.
Research team probes climate's impact on groundwater quality
Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater quality. To better understand the links between climate, agriculture and groundwater, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers ...
Researchers find Europe's forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point
Cutting emissions pays for itself, research shows
Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead ...
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?
Concerned researchers project global solid waste to peak at 11 million tons per day in 2100
New plan avoids mud dumping in Barrier Reef Park
The government of Australia's Queensland state approved a plan Monday that will prevent 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of seabed mud from being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Study shows nonlinear pattern of migration due to climatic variations
Microbiologists reveal unexpected properties of methane-producing microbe
For 40 years, scientists thought they understood how certain bacteria work together to anaerobically digest biomass to produce methane gas, important in bioenergy and the major source of greenhouse gas. But ...