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.
Using science to open way to 'blue economy'
Today, scientists at the Natural Capital Project share new science and open source software that can calculate risk to coastal and marine ecosystems. These novel tools, described in the journal Environmental Research Letters, ...
Study highlights growing energy impact of internet video streaming
(Phys.org) —How much CO2 was emitted when you streamed that movie from Netflix last night? It's a question few people think about, but now researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have analyzed ...
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 effects of global ...
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.
'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.
Study finds air temperature models poor at predicting stream temps
(Phys.org) —Stream temperatures are expected to rise in the future as a result of climate change, but a new study has found that the correlation between air temperature and stream temperature is surprisingly tenuous.
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 knowledge could be ...
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.
A multi-model geoengineering assessment looks at potential climate effects
Climate geoengineering uses technology to temporarily reduce the effects of climate change by reflecting a small portion of sunlight back to space. As recently reported in Environmental Research Letters, an international ...