'Huge opportunities' for harvesting data shown
New research by experts at The University of Manchester has highlighted 'massive new opportunities' for harvesting information from digital and administrative data.
Researchers estimate over two million deaths annually from air pollution
Over two million deaths occur each year as a direct result of human-caused outdoor air pollution, a new study has found.
Bat maps: The conservation crusade
Conservation efforts have taken an important step forward, thanks to observations of bats – creatures that make up a quarter of all of the UK's native mammal species.
Atmospheric CO2 likely altering ocean foodchain, research says
Climate change may be weeding out the bacteria that form the base of the ocean's food chain, selecting certain strains for survival, according to a new study.
Planning in the near term for climate change
When scientists talk about climate change, they usually mean significant changes in the measures of climate over several decades or longer. Climate variability generally refers to seasonal changes over a ...
International attention focuses on a climate change 'trigger'
(Phys.org) —The science of climate change has led international EU-funded researchers to an area thought to be responsible for redistributing and controlling heat around the globe.
Sea level along Maryland's shorelines could rise two feet by 2050, according to new report
A new report on sea level rise recommends that the State of Maryland should plan for a rise in sea level of as much as 2 feet by 2050. Led by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the ...
Telecoupling pulls pieces of sustainability puzzle together
Global sustainability is like a high-stakes jigsaw puzzle – and an international group of scientists have created a new framework to assemble the big picture without losing pieces.
Obama's climate strategy falls short: experts (Update)
Environmental groups said Tuesday that US President Barack Obama's plan to combat climate change is long overdue but not enough to reverse a global problem that is outpacing the solutions.
Obama lays out national plan to fight climate change (Update 2)
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid out a broad new plan to fight climate change, using executive powers to get around "flat earth" science deniers who have blocked action in Congress.
Getting the carbon out of emissions
Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to "scrub" carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global ...
Clock ticking for Obama climate change push
President Barack Obama is running out of time to make good on his lofty vow to confront climate change head-on, and Congress is in no mood to help.
Researchers find little correlation between microbial gene expression and environmental conditions in the laboratory
A new study challenges the orthodoxy of microbiology that in response to environmental changes, bacterial genes will boost production of needed proteins and decrease production of those that aren't. Researchers ...
World's largest all-solar-powered boat shines in NYC
The world's largest fully solar-powered boat, "Turanor PlanetSolar," docked in New York on Tuesday during a mission to study the effects of climate change on the Gulf Stream current.