Australia's coastal wetlands 'need room to move'
(Phys.org)—As sea levels climb, Australia's coastal wetlands will be increasingly trapped between urban development on land and the rising ocean, imperilling the survival of their unique plants, birds and fish, leading ...
NASA gets an eyeful from major Cyclone Narelle affecting Western Australia
Tropical Cyclone Narelle "opened" its eye while moving along the coast of Western Australia and NASA's Terra satellite captured a clear image of the well-formed storm center. Narelle is now a major cyclone ...
Study calls for flexible, multi-step approach to deal with flood risk
(Phys.org)—Recurrent coastal flooding—think Isabel, Ernesto, Irene, Sandy, the "Son of Ida," and numerous other unnamed nor'easters—is a significant and growing threat to the people and places of Tidewater ...
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Narelle approaching Western Australia coast
NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Cyclone Narelle in visible and infrared light to understand the behavior of the storm. NASA's MODIS and AIRS instruments provided those data, respectively, and they showed ...
NASA catches Tropical Storm Sonamu in South China Sea
Sonamu has left the Philippines and Palawan behind and NASA satellite imagery showed the storm intensified into a tropical storm while moving through the easternmost South China Sea.
HYPOX project examines why fish populations are running out of oxygen
Scientists hope to gain a better understanding of the causes of oxygen depletion among fish populations with an EU-funded project called HYPOX.
Jellyfish experts show increased blooms are a consequence of periodic global fluctuations
Scientists have cast doubt on the widely held perception that there has been a global increase in jellyfish.
China's Chengdu aiming to be world's next Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurs in China's southwest are dreaming of turning the city of Chengdu into the world's next Silicon Valley as the government encourages more investment outside the booming coastal regions.
China boom savages coral reefs, study finds
China's economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 percent over the past 30 years, a joint Australian study found, with researchers describing "grim" levels of damage and loss.
CryoSat hits land
(Phys.org)—ESA's ice mission is now giving scientists a closer look at oceans, coastal areas, inland water bodies and even land, reaching above and beyond its original objectives.
High winds affect ocean circulation in North Atlantic, says study
(Phys.org)—Gale-force winds that whip around the Greenland coast are driving ocean circulation, confirms a new study on the cover of the Nov. 30 issue of Geophysical Research Letters.
Study reveals that animals contribute to seagrass dispersal
Look out the window and you're likely to see the dispersal of seeds—dandelion tufts in the wind, a squirrel burying an acorn, a robin flying off with a dogwood fruit. You might even have a burr "velcroed" ...
Following Phragmites home: Satellite data helps map the spread of an invasive reed
Phragmites australis, an invasive species of plant called common reed, grows rapidly into dense stands of tall plants that pose an extreme threat to Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Early treatment is the ke ...
Environmental threat map highlights Great Lakes restoration challenges
A comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans' impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how "environmental stressors" stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping the future ...