Internet of Things turning New York's Lake George into "world's smartest lake"
The Jefferson Project at Lake George, one of the most ambitious research projects to deploy Big Data and analytics technology to manage and protect a body of fresh water, is entering a new phase in which ...
Many options, no single solution to nation's traffic snarls
The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around.
Utah school creates 'texting lane' for phone-focused walkers
One Utah university is giving students glued to their cellphones a place to call their own: a designated lane for texting while walking.
Titan's surface dissolves like sinkholes on Earth
Saturn's moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what makes the depressions they lie in? A new study suggests that the moon's surface dissolves in a similar process that ...
States agree to cut pollutants behind Lake Erie algae
Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish ...
Monitoring phytoplankton growth in lakes from orbit
New research shows how satellite images can be used to improve water quality monitoring campaigns in lakes and provide new insights into local, transient biological processes such as algal blooms.
Image: Smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts down to US
Canada has already had its share of wildfires this season, and the smoke from these wildfires is slowly drifting south over the United States' Midwest. The drifting smoke can be seen in this Terra satellite ...
Marine sanctuary researchers gain access to more shipwrecks
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan is rolling out the buoys and starting another season of work on Lake Huron—the highlight of which is searching for and studying shipwrecks.
Sudden draining of glacial lakes explained
In 2008 scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Washington documented for the first time how the icy bottoms of lakes atop the Greenland Ice Sheet can crack open ...
Early season forecast updates for Lake Erie harmful algal blooms
In response to increased demand for harmful algal bloom information and data, beginning today, NOAA researchers, and their partners at Heidelberg University, will issue new experimental, early season forecasts ...
Ancient lake challenges understanding of evolution
An ancient lake could hold the key to our understanding of how complex life evolved on Earth, according to research carried out by the University of Aberdeen.
Pockmarks on the lake bed
An unusual and unexpected discovery: on the floor of Lake Neuchâtel, geologists have happened upon huge underwater craters—some of the largest in the world to be found in lakes. They are not volcanic in ...
New water safety tips for parents and youth
With summer just around the corner, millions of swimmers will enjoy Michigan's Great Lakes beaches and cool water, but waves and currents can be deadly.
Earthquakes on Hawaii volcano could signal new eruption
A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world's most active volcanos.