Measuring tiny icequakes
Measuring tiny icequakes is helping British Antarctic Survey scientists investigate ice streams despite the challenging environment they have to work in.
Space station-inspired mWater app identifies healthy water sources
What if that clear, sparkling stream coming from the ground or a faucet were teeming with contaminants? How would you know? Whether you live in some remote region of Africa, a high rise in New York City or ...
Scientists want a detailed picture of Mount St. Helens' plumbing
Earth scientists are laying plans for a two-year study covering a broad area of southwestern Washington to develop a better understanding of how Mount St. Helens gets its supply of volcanic magma.
Slow earthquakes may foretell larger events
Monitoring slow earthquakes may provide a basis for reliable prediction in areas where slow quakes trigger normal earthquakes, according to Penn State geoscientists.
GMP monitoring must take into account important types of indicators
The 8th issue of the open access Biorisk journal is devoted to the topic of development and standardization of monitoring of genetically modified plants (GMP). The new issue, compiled by professionals under the umb ...
Standardized methods for the GMO monitoring of butterflies and moths: The whys and hows
Butterflies and moths were the first biological indicators considered for the purpose of GMO monitoring within the VDI guidelines series. The European community stipulates a monitoring plan in order to trace ...
Indonesia, India named as biggest shark catchers
Indonesia and India on Tuesday were named as the world's biggest catchers of sharks in an EU-backed probe into implementing a new pact to protect seven threatened species of sharks and rays.
Report looks at successful government crowdsourcing efforts for earthquake monitoring
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other scientific institutions are using social media and crowdsourcing to learn more about earthquakes, according to a new report. These techniques provide inexpensive and rapid data ...
Ground monitoring equipment deployed on two Ethiopian volcanoes showing signs of unrest
Images taken from space have indicated that some of the world's unmonitored volcanoes may not be as peaceful as we might like to think. Satellite radar has shown that the surfaces of a number of volcanoes ...
Seismic gap outside of Istanbul: Is this where the expected Marmara earthquake will originate from?
Earthquake researchers have now identified a 30 kilometers long and ten kilometers deep area along the North Anatolian fault zone just south of Istanbul that could be the starting point for a strong earthquake. ...
WWF urges Romania, Bulgaria to protect wild sturgeon
Conservationist group WWF on Tuesday urged Romania and Bulgaria, home to the last viable wild sturgeon populations in the European Union, to protect the species, threatened by illegal fishing and caviar trade.
Modern dragons in danger: The relentless exploitation of Asian giant lizards revealed
A new study reveals that SE-Asian monitor lizards representing the worlds' largest lizards are being harvested (in spite of existing legislation) and traded for their skins and as pets in imperceptible volumes ...
Review finds need for more water quality data in the Marcellus shale region
(Phys.org) —What to do with Marcellus shale wastewater is one of the biggest concerns in Pennsylvania, and few published studies have evaluated such wastewater effects on regional waters, according to a review co-authored ...
Syria drops off Internet, reasons unclear
Syria was cut off from the Internet on Tuesday, according to US tech firms monitoring Web traffic and the State Department.