Earth news

It's game on for air quality

It's not all fun and games when Utah's Wasatch Front has a bad air day thanks to pollution trapped by a weather inversion. But a new computer game developed at the University of Utah puts thumb-twitching ...

Jan 14, 2015
3 / 5 (1) 0

Rescuing farmland after a flood

When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures. ...

Jan 13, 2015
5 / 5 (2) 1

Robot cameras monitor deep sea ecosystems

Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have used advanced photographic tools in an unmanned Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to make major advancements in estimating deep-sea ecosystem diversity ...

Jan 12, 2015
5 / 5 (2) 0

Researchers study change in the dead sea valley

Water evaporation in the Dead Sea valley contributes significantly to sea level drop and varies as a function of the season and meteorological conditions. Within the framework of the HEADS measurement campaign, ...

Jan 12, 2015
4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Migratory birds' fuelling station empty

Millions of Australia's migratory shorebirds are being pushed closer to extinction as the quality of their primary feeding grounds, or 'refuelling areas', in East Asia continue to decline.

Jan 12, 2015
5 / 5 (3) 0

Reaching across the sea for the sake of water

The Arava desert, a salty wasteland dotted with tufts of scrub, gets only about an inch of rain each year. And yet cows lazily low at dairy farms that collectively produce nearly 8 million gallons of milk annually. Orange ...

Jan 09, 2015
4.3 / 5 (6) 3