Scientists call for fundamental governance overhaul to ensure Earth's sustainability
Some 32 social scientists and researchers from around the world, including a Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University, have concluded that fundamental reforms of global environmental governance are needed ...
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.
Powerful mathematical model greatly improves predictions for species facing climate change
UCLA life scientists and colleagues have produced the most comprehensive mathematical model ever devised to track the health of populations exposed to environmental change.
Study predicts worldwide range losses without urgent action to limit emissions
Almost two thirds of common plants and half the animals could see a dramatic decline this century due to climate change – according to research from the University of East Anglia.
Climate change already affecting UK wildlife
UK wildlife is already feeling the effects of climate change, scientists say. According to a report out on Thursday, with input from many of the UK's top environmental scientists, many species are now found ...
Human rules may determine environmental 'tipping points'
A new paper appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that people, governments, and institutions that shape the way people interact may be just as important for determining environmental ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Hong Kong struggles to combat waste crisis
An army of road sweepers and refuse collectors keep the streets clean in the heart of Hong Kong—but on the outskirts, growing mountains of waste are testament to what campaigners say is an environmental ...
Human activity pulling the plug on a vital carbon sink
(PhysOrg.com) -- Under better conditions coastal ecosystems might be the ace in the hole to mitigate climate change, but human activity is significantly weakening their ability to naturally dampen the impacts of rising CO2 ...
Environment Canada cuts threaten science, international agreements
Recent cuts to the scientific workforce of Environment Canada, a government agency responsible for meteorological services and environmental research, threaten scientific research related to the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere ...
Scientists examine effects of manufactured nanoparticles on soybean crops
Sunscreens, lotions, and cosmetics contain tiny metal nanoparticles that wash down the drain at the end of the day, or are discharged after manufacturing. Those nanoparticles eventually end up in agricultural ...
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.