Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, crude oil toxicity continues to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species, according to new findings from a research team that includes a University ...
Speeding the search for better methane capture
(Phys.org) —Like the Roman god Janus, methane presents Earth's atmosphere with two situational faces. As the main component of natural gas, methane when burned as a fuel produces less carbon dioxide than ...
Mine disaster: Hundreds of aftershocks
A new University of Utah study has identified hundreds of previously unrecognized small aftershocks that happened after Utah's deadly Crandall Canyon mine collapse in 2007. The aftershocks suggest the collapse ...
German villagers bury 'Big Bad Wolf' fears
Thirteen years after wolves returned to an east German village, its residents have not only overcome age-old fears to live peacefully alongside the predator but even come to enjoy the benefits of its presence.
Colombia probes Drummond over alleged coal dump
Colombian authorities are investigating US mining company Drummond over allegedly dumping coal into the Caribbean, officials said Tuesday.
Australia to sign up for Kyoto 2 Protocol
Key greenhouse gas emitter Australia on Friday said it will sign up for a second round of the Kyoto Protocol environmental protection treaty, but New Zealand opted out.
A coal economy has multiple health and social risks, says major review
A major review of evidence on the impact of coal mining has highlighted serious, ongoing health and social problems and an urgent need for improvements in government coal mining policy.
Book about Indiana coal mine reclamation compiles years of research
The Indiana Geological Survey has published an extensive collection of research papers about the reclamation of abandoned Indiana coal mine lands and the effects reclamation has on ground and surface water.
Trend of decreasing traffic deaths might be coming to an end
(Phys.org)—Traffic deaths have fallen dramatically since 2005, but estimates for 2012 suggest that the trend may be ending, says a University of Michigan researcher in a new report.
Australian coal basin may be top 10 polluter: Greenpeace
A coal basin near Australia's Great Barrier Reef will rank among the world's worst producers of carbon pollution if fully mined, Greenpeace said Wednesday as it warned of devastating consequences.
Skilled hunters 300,000 years ago
Finds from early stone age site in north-central Germany show that human ingenuity is nothing new – and was probably shared by now-extinct species of humans.
Relieving plant stress could eventually help humans relax
Humans could learn from how plants handle stress.
China risking water crisis due to coal: Greenpeace
Environmental campaigners Greenpeace urged China Tuesday to review plans for a huge expansion in coal mines and power plants, warning of a water crisis in the country's already arid north.
Ancient river creature yields clue to environment
The monster rocketed from the water. It wriggled to the right, wiggled to the left, then - splat! - smacked Grover Brown in the guts. A lesser scientist would have quailed. Not Brown.