Study is first to quantify global population growth compared to energy use
If you've lived between the year 1560 and the present day, more power to you. Literally.
First evidence of farming in Mideast
Until now, researchers believed farming was "invented" some 12,000 years ago in the Cradle of Civilization—Iraq, the Levant, parts of Turkey and Iran—an area that was home to some of the earliest known human civilizations. ...
Cleaning up bunker oil with white rot fungi
Researchers evaluated the potential capabilities of six white rot fungi to break down oil in contaminated canal waters.
Fire-wise Hakea's invest in larger, fewer seeds
Some of the south-west's iconic Hakea plants that are able to survive bushfires are more likely to have bigger, fewer seeds than those killed by flames, researchers have discovered.
Study identifies ways to reduce flood risk while protecting natural habitat
With El Niño conditions increasing the likelihood of extreme weather in California throughout the rest of the year, including potentially dangerous flooding, a team of scientists from UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy ...
Most people experience relative poverty at some point
How does one define "poverty?" The federal government draws a line, and if you're below it, you're poor. A Cornell sociologist seeking a more nuanced view of the American experience says poverty can be better understood in ...
Banned chemical pollutant lowers fertility in UK porpoises
A collaborative study led by international conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has found that harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are struggling to successfully reproduce as a result of chemical ...