Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts
Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in the coming days, possibly disrupting radio and satellite communications, scientists said Thursday.
Business academics suggest world follow China's lead to boost markets for renewable resource technology
Eastern Oregon dig uncovers ancient stone tool
Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America.
Eight million tons: Researchers calculate the magnitude of plastic waste going into the ocean
A plastic grocery bag cartwheels down the beach until a gust of wind spins it into the ocean. In 192 coastal countries, this scenario plays out over and over again as discarded beverage bottles, food wrappers, ...
Project cuts phosphorus levels in river
Conservation experts and farmers alike are rather pleased with the news out of southwestern Wisconsin.
Tattoo-like sensor can detect glucose levels without a painful finger prick
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of ...
Electric vehicle consumers better off with electric range under 100 miles, study says
Until battery cost is cut down to $100 per kilowatt hour, the majority of U.S. consumers for battery electric vehicles (BEV) will be better off by choosing an electric vehicle with a range below 100 miles, according to a ...
Nation's 'personality' influences its environmental stewardship, shows new study
Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, says research from the University of Toronto.
Harman minimizes road noise for better driving experience
Google to test cars without a driver
Google plans to begin testing its new prototype of a self-driving car - which, unlike earlier models, doesn't require a back-up driver - at NASA's Ames Research Center, just a few miles from the tech company's ...
Drought, fire management and land use changes have led to denser forests in California
Helicopter shootings provide humane end for camels
The first study to assess animal welfare outcomes from helicopter shootings has shown the method is a humane tool for reducing overabundant camel populations across Australia.
The interaction of climate change, fire, and forests in the US
A special section of the September issue of Forest Ecology and Management, available online now, assesses the interactions among fire, climate change, and forests for five major regions of the United States.
Clean thermal energy for clean fresh water
RMIT's Dr Abhijit Date was awarded the $AUD132,000 grant for his research into a sustainable and economical fresh water management system that could be used in coastal areas of India and salt-affected farming ...