Deep trouble: How sea-rise could cause havoc in South Florida
The maps were intended to show how rising sea levels threaten some of Miami-Dade County's most vital facilities.
Scientists call for legal trade in rhino horn
Four leading environmental scientists today urged the international community to install a legal trade in rhino horn – in a last ditch effort to save the imperilled animals from extinction.
Lessons for our reefs in Caribbean study
(Phys.org)—Many Caribbean coral reefs have either stopped growing or are on the threshold of starting to erode, which new evidence has revealed.
Simple computer models unravel genetic stress reactions in cells
(Phys.org)—Many questions arise when two identical twins raised in the same home—fed the same, nurtured the same way—follow disparate paths. How can the identical offspring of a single egg turn out ...
Perilous Shackleton Antarctic bid sets off
A British-Australian expedition recreating Ernest Shackleton's perilous 1916 crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat set off Thursday, braced for fearsome seas and icy, bleak conditions.
One year later, lone gray wolf still prowling Calif.
(AP)—He doesn't like busy Interstate 5 or eating cattle, at least so far. He gets along with his distant cousins the coyotes, likes to swim and roams a lot—an awful lot—around the northernmost reaches ...
Robot captures life, litter in the Gowanus with the help of citizen scientists
As NYU-Poly associate professor of mechanical engineering Maurizio Porfiri and assistant professor of technology management Oded Nov launched their submersible robot, Brooklyn Atlantis 1, into the polluted Gowanus Canal, ...
Mercury released into air contaminates ocean fish: Study publishes major findings
In new research published in a special issue of the journal Environmental Research and in "Sources to Seafood: Mercury Pollution in the Marine Environment"— a companion report by the Dartmouth-led Coasta ...
Climate change: drought benchmark is flawed, study says
A scientific method used in a landmark UN report that said warming was intensifying global drought is badly flawed, a study published on Wednesday said.
Bulletin: German nuclear exit delivers economic, environmental benefits
Following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011, the German government took the nation's eight oldest reactors offline immediately and passed legislation that will close the last nuclear power ...
Citizen scientists 'helping discover Australia'
Amateur naturalists and other unpaid "citizen scientists" are playing a huge and vital role in the ongoing 'discovery' of Australia and all that it contains.
Scientists look at climate change, the superstorm
Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer stood along the Hudson River and watched his research come to life as Hurricane Sandy blew through New York.
Conservation scientists look beyond greenbelts to connect wildlife sanctuaries
We live in a human-dominated world. For many of our fellow creatures, this means a fragmented world, as human conduits to friends, family, and resources sever corridors that link the natural world. Our expanding ...
Small bacteria helping big things grow in the ocean
Around 71 per cent of the Earth's surface is made up of salt-water oceans - that's 98 per cent of all water. The ecosystems that exist beneath their surface are diverse and vibrant. Their sheer scale, however, ...