Dynamic atolls give hope that Pacific Islands can defy sea rise
It is widely predicted that low-lying coral reef islands will drown as a result of sea-level rise, leaving their populations as environmental refugees. But new evidence now suggests that these small islands ...
Future heat waves pose risk for population of Greater London
(Phys.org) —A study led by Oxford University has modelled the effects of future heat waves on people living in Greater London in 2050 and concludes that the risk of heat-related deaths could be significantly ...
Video: Harvesting water from fog
PH2OG Water is a startup project coming out of Princeton University's eLab that harvests water from clouds in the mountains of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and distills it into pure, premium drinking water. The idea o ...
'No jeopardy' to steller sea lions from proposed fishery management changes
Proposed changes to fishing restrictions in the Aleutian Islands are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the endangered western population of Steller sea lions or adversely modify Steller ...
Genetic diversity approved for translocated bandicoots
Genetic diversity among translocated populations of golden bandicoots (Isoodon auratus) in the north-west has been assessed by WA researchers to determine their ongoing viability.
After storm, US mulls artificial islands near NY
A string of artificial islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York could blunt the impact of storm surges that proved so deadly during Superstorm Sandy, according to a new proposal.
Moth lineage provides a key to species diversification
To many, moths are just the dull relatives of butterflies that often startle us in the dark. But for UH Mānoa Junior Researcher Dr. William Haines, former Junior Researcher Dr. Patrick Schmitz and Professor ...
Letter from 1909 could solve missing fish riddle
A letter sent to the Museum more than a hundred years ago could unravel the mystery absence of the freshwater river blenny from the island of Cyprus.
New study shows major increase in West Antarctic glacial loss
Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise, according to new research.
Spanish island eyes world first with wind, water power
A Spanish island hopes to become the first in the world fully powered by renewable energy later this year when it launches a new wind and water energy plant, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Bighorn sheep went extinct on desert island in Gulf of California, study finds
Using ancient DNA analysis and other techniques, a research team led by conservation biologists at the University of California, Riverside has determined that bighorn sheep, so named for their massive spiral ...
Satellite sees newborn So. Pacific Tropical Storm Mike
NOAA's GOES-West satellite caught the birth of Tropical Storm Mike in the Southern Pacific Ocean on March 19. Mike's formation has generated warnings for the Southern Cook Islands.
The basis of a new bioinsecticide is developed to control a pest of banana plantations
The Chrysodeixis chalcites moth is regarded as one of the most serious pests in horticultural, ornamental and fruit crops. On the Canary Islands they can be responsible for losses of up to 30 percent in the total weight of ...
Chickens tell tale of human migration across Pacific
Holiday in Hawaii and one of the birds you're most likely to encounter is the chicken. You find them everywhere from beaches, to car parks and on walks through the bushland.