Environmental Research Letters is an open-access electronic-only peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in all aspects of environmental science. Numerical modelling or simulation, as well as theoretical and experimental approaches to environmental science form the core content. Approaches from a range of physical and natural sciences, economics, and political, sociological and legal studies are also present. The editor-in-chief is Daniel Kammen (University of California, Berkeley). According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 3.049.
Gauging the impact of tropical forest logging: Winrock develops new method for quantifying carbon emissions
Researchers at Winrock International have developed a first-of-its-kind method for estimating carbon emissions from forest degradation caused by selective logging in tropical regions. Refined over a period of 15 years and ...
Warm North Atlantic Ocean promotes extreme winters in US and Europe
The extreme cold weather observed across Europe and the east coast of the US in recent winters could be partly down to natural, long-term variations in sea surface temperatures, according to a new study published today.
Future heat waves pose threat to global food supply, study says
Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed.
Africa to spew half world's particle pollution by 2030, study says
With its exploding urban population burning ever more coal and wood, Africa could contribute as much as 55 percent of the world's particle pollutants by 2030, a study said Tuesday.
Sea-level rise threatens UNESCO World Heritage sites
Some of the world's most recognisable and important landmarks could be lost to rising sea-levels if current global warming trends are maintained over the next two millennia.
Researchers warn against abrupt stop to geoengineering method
As a range of climate change mitigation scenarios are discussed, University of Washington researchers have found that the injection of sulfate particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and curb the ...
The truth is out there – so how do you debunk a myth?
Debunking myths requires an understanding of the psychological research into misinformation. But getting your refutation out in front of lots of eyeballs is a whole other matter.
Meltwater from Tibetan glaciers floods pastures
The earth is warming up, the glaciers are shrinking. However, not all meltwater is causing sea-level rise as feared. In Tibet, as measurements taken by an international team of researchers including the University ...
Study highlights growing threat of intense tropical cyclones hitting East Asia
The intensity of tropical cyclones hitting East Asia has significantly increased over the past 30 years, according to a new study published today.
Global warming's biggest offenders
When it comes to global warming, there are seven big contributors: the United States, China, Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the United Kingdom. A new study published in Environmental Research Letters reveal ...
Warm ocean water depth encourages development of Northeast Pacific hurricanes
(Phys.org) —Scientists have struggled to pinpoint the factors that control hurricane activity across years in the Northeast tropical Pacific. Previous studies focused mainly on the temperature at the water's ...
'Global sunscreen' plan could wreck tropics, study finds
An idea by the father of the H-bomb to slow global warming by sowing the stratosphere with light-reflecting particles could wreck the weather system in the tropics, a study said Wednesday.
Rhine water; linking young girls to sleeping pills (w/ Video)
Scientists from Delft University of Technology have become the first to link the presence of pharmaceutical residues in the Rhine to the demographic characteristics of people living along the Rhine. This ...
Natural gas saves water, even when factoring in water lost to hydraulic fracturing
A new study finds that in Texas, the U.S. state that annually generates the most electricity, the transition from coal to natural gas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state less vulnerable ...
Increasing cropping frequency offers opportunity to boost food supply
Harvesting existing cropland more frequently could substantially increase global food production without clearing more land for agriculture, according to a new study from the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University ...