Ancient mysteries unveiled at Peru's Temple of Fire
The recent discovery of a ceremonial fireplace believed to be more than 5,000 years old sheds light on one of the oldest populated sites in the Americas.
Mayor to discuss prepping NYC for warming world
(AP)—The projections paint an unsettling picture of New York's future: a city where by the 2050s, 800,000 people could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter of the land, with temperatures ...
Algae declines in the water off Sydney
(Phys.org) —One of the longest time-series of phytoplankton (microalgae) data in the Southern Hemisphere has revealed that phytoplankton are declining in the waters off Sydney.
Climate change may increase Europe's north-south divide
Rising temperatures could widen the gap between the Europe's rich and poor nations, an EU agency warned Wednesday, as it announced the warmest decade on record in the continent.
Oil companies frack in waters off California
Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the practice should require ...
Study shows depleted fish stocks can come back from the brink
(Phys.org) —Nature is a lot more resilient than we sometimes think. A study by Rutgers marine scientists published recently in Science shows that species of fish that have been overfished for decades can of ...
Jellyfish exterminator robot developed
A team led by KAIST Civil and Environmental Engineering Department's Professor Hyeon Myeong has just finished testing the cooperative assembly robot for jellyfish population control, named JEROS, in the field.
Report: Global warming on sea level in Los Angeles will worsen coastal flooding
(Phys.org) —The effect of global warming on sea level in Los Angeles will worsen coastal flooding and erosion as major storms produce higher tides, according to a new study by the USC Sea Grant, housed ...
Cuba faces vast land losses as sea levels rise
Cuba risks losing a vast stretch of beach front homes and pristine coastal habitat by 2050, because of rapidly rising sea levels, a top environmental official warned Thursday.
Long-forgotten seawall protected New Jersey homes from Hurricane Sandy's powerful storm surges
Picture two residential beach communities on the New Jersey shore: Bay Head and Mantoloking, which sit side-by-side in Ocean County on a narrow barrier island that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat ...
NASA sites across US vulnerable to climate change
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been at the forefront of climate science, launching satellites that take the pulse of Earth's land, oceans and atmospheric systems, gathering data on ...
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 ...
Climate change: Can nature help us?
(Phys.org) —Hard-engineered sea walls have a limited life span. Could saltmarshes and mangroves offer a different approach to buffering against storm surges and coastal erosion?
Salt-tolerant rice bred at Philippines institute
Scientists have successfully bred a rice variety that is salt-tolerant, which could enable farmers to reclaim coastal areas rendered useless by sea water, a Philippine-based institute said Tuesday.