Excess heat from air conditioners causes higher nighttime temperatures
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the ...
Study of equatorial ridge on Iapetus suggests exogenic origin
Researchers find possible explanation of early Polynesian migration
If trees could talk: Forest research network reveals global change effects
Permafrost thaw drives forest loss in Canada, while drought has killed trees in Panama, southern India and Borneo. In the U.S., in Virginia, over-abundant deer eat trees before they reach maturity, while ...
Scientists discover tropical tree microbiome in Panama
Human skin and gut microbes influence processes from digestion to disease resistance. Despite the fact that tropical forests are the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystems on the planet, more is known about ...
Like weeds of the sea, 'brown tide' algae exploit nutrient-rich coastlines
The sea-grass beds of Long Island's Great South Bay once teemed with shellfish. Clams, scallops and oysters filtered nutrients from the water and flushed money through the local economy. But three decades ...
Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami, study says
An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said Tuesday.
Urban heat boosts some pest populations 200-fold, killing red maples
New research from North Carolina State University shows that urban "heat islands" are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures ...
Urban heat—not a myth, and worst where it's wet
A new Yale-led study quantifies for the first time the primary causes of the "urban heat island" (UHI) effect, a common phenomenon that makes the world's urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding ...
Researchers use genome analysis to understand how King Penguins came to breed on Crozet Islands
Chronology of Christmas Island's volcanic history unearthed
Geological samples from Christmas Island have been analysed by a West Australian scientist, giving valuable insight into its unique volcanic history.
Research pair find plants on islands produce bigger seeds
Global warming could help bolster turtle population size
(Phys.org) —Scientists studying the sex ratio of sea turtles at one of the world's largest rookeries predict global warming could help bolster population sizes.
Pumice models could help protect shipping
Scientists have used a computer model of ocean circulation to predict the movement of the rafts of floating pumice given off by an erupting underwater volcano.