Wind 'fights' Leeuwin to provide nutrient rich waters
Researchers investigating the Ningaloo Reef's circulation patterns have discovered that periodic, local wind-driven currents are still strong enough to generate upwelling, providing important nutrients from ...
Large soil carbon stores trigger rethink
WA researchers will soon examine if carbon stocks found metres down in soil is inert or active after a study found significantly more carbon stored than previously thought.
Japan PM orders Fukushima water leaks fixed
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to work out a schedule for stemming radioactive water leaks as he toured the facility.
Robot inspects pipes in petrochemical platforms
With the purpose of verifying onshore and offshore platforms such as Pemex's and detect cracks or corrosion, the Mexican Corporation of Material Research (COMIMSA) designed RoboPipe, a robot capable of inspecting ...
Algorithm finds missing phytoplankton in Southern Ocean
NASA satellites may have missed more than 50% of the phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean, making it far more difficult to estimate the carbon capture potential of this vast area of sea.
Tiger genome to help big-cat conservation
South Korean scientists said on Tuesday they had carried out the first DNA analysis of the tiger and four other great felines in a project to help critically-endangered cats to survive.
Early-warning system to prevent fishery collapse discovered
Threats from overfishing can be detected early enough to save fisheries— and livelihoods —with minimal adjustments in harvesting practices, a new study by researchers in the University of Minnesota's ...
Youth more likely to be bullied at schools with anti-bullying programs, researcher finds
Anti-bullying initiatives have become standard at schools across the country, but a new UT Arlington study finds that students attending those schools may be more likely to be a victim of bullying than children at schools ...
EU farmers want S.Africa fruit imports suspended due to disease
A European farmers' union called for the suspension of South African citrus fruit imports Thursday in fear they may spread highly contagious "Black Spot" disease.
Study helps quantify biodiversity decrease around farmland
Animal biodiversity suffers near conservation areas that border big farms, and the effects can spread for miles, according to a new study by University of Florida researchers and their colleagues.
Ocean colour seen
The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is working to improve ocean colour measurements vital for modelling climate and monitoring the health of the oceans. Colour differences ...
New measure of gravitational constant higher than expected
Local nanoscale electrical measurements for graphene
Research from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Royal Holloway, University of London, and Linköping University, Sweden, has taken an important step towards standardising important electrical parameters ...
Reflecting on Earth's albedo
The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.