Ocean acidification changes balance of biofouling communities
A new study of marine organisms that make up the 'biofouling community' - tiny creatures that attach themselves to ships' hulls and rocks in the ocean around the world - shows how they adapt to changing ocean ...
No plan B on Rio sailing as Brazil chases pollution target
Rio Olympics organizers say sailing and windsurfing events will not be switched from Guanabara Bay, a picturesque vista marred by pollution, despite apparent disagreement on the extent to which the venue ...
NASA and NOAA's nighttime and daytime views of the blizzard of 2015
NASA and NOAA have provided night-time and daytime views of the Blizzard of 2015 from the Suomi NPP and the GOES-East satellites.
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive ...
Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, but not a bust
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday.
The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks
Changing climate conditions and increasing occurrences of wildfires may leave globally important carbon stocks defenceless, new research shows.
Carbon accumulation by Southeastern forests may slow
Carbon accumulation levels in the Southeastern U.S. may be slowing due to forest dynamics and land use changes, according to findings of U.S. Forest Service researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports, Friday ...
On the right track for tropical clouds
Think of a tropical storm about the size of Alaska. Large and lumbering, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) affects weather patterns in every corner of the world. Unlike its well-known cousin El Niño, the ...
Scientist discusses three-year mission to study how soil, water, and carbon interact
Dara Entekhabi, an MIT professor of civil and environmental engineering and of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, is the science team leader of NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite, sc ...
SMAP will track a tiny cog that keeps cycles spinning
When you open the back of a fine watch, you see layer upon layer of spinning wheels linked by interlocking cogs, screws and wires. Some of the cogs are so tiny they're barely visible. Size doesn't matter—what's ...
Satellites for peat's sake
Satellites can help us to safeguard nature's richest carbon storehouses – peatlands.
Climate models disagree on why temperature 'wiggles' occur
A new Duke University-led study finds that most climate models likely underestimate the degree of decade-to-decade variability occurring in mean surface temperatures as Earth's atmosphere warms. The models ...
NASA spots heavy rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Diamondra
The eighth tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season has formed far from land, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite saw some heavy rain east of the storm's center.
As waters acidify, Maine looks to Pacific Northwest peers for help
In the icy waters of midcoast Maine, Bill Mook has his eyes on his oysters - and how the waters they need to survive are gradually, but clearly, changing.