NASA image: Illegal fires set in Indonesia cause smog problem
Widespread wildfires are lighting up Indonesia, but these fires were not started accidentally. These fires were set deliberately to clear land for palm oil companies. This type of "slash-and-burn" agricultural ...
Haze returns to Indonesia as fires rage
Fires cloaked parts of Indonesia's Sumatra in thick smog Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of flights, two months after blazes on the island sparked Southeast Asia's worst haze crisis for years.
Hope for re-establishing Gulf of Mexico microbial populations
One of the first studies published in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill involved DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers and confirmed that microbial communities did play a role in dispersing ...
Greenpeace ship defies Russia by entering Arctic route
Greenpeace said on Saturday it had defied the Russian authorities by sending its icebreaker through an Arctic shipping route to protest against oil drilling in the fragile ecosystem.
Sentiment in New York City: A high resolution spatial and temporal view
Imagine having your finger on the pulse of an entire city, in real time. To see its heartbeat—changes in people opinions and moods—as a cascade of color, sweeping over the terrain. Researchers at the ...
Finnish researchers develop quick test kit for detecting phenolic compounds in drinking water
Clean drinking water is a diminishing natural resource in developing nations and in many industrialised countries. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a simple and inexpensive test kit ...
Greenpeace says Russia denies it Arctic access
Greenpeace said Wednesday that Russia had denied its ship access to Russian Arctic waters to hide the extent of its lucrative energy exploration work in the fragile ecosystem.
Oil leaks from submerged Philippine ferry
Philippine authorities said Sunday they were unable to stop fuel leaking from a ferry that sank, as oil spread to coastal villages, fishing grounds and mangroves more than five kilometres (three miles) away.
Ecuador dumps Amazon 'nature-for-oil' scheme
Ecuador President Rafael Correa said major oil exploration in an unspoilt Amazon nature reserve could go ahead after the failure of an ambitious plan to secure billions of dollars in donations to avoid drilling ...
Calif. panel launches probe into offshore fracking
California regulators are launching an investigation into offshore fracking after revelations that the practice had quietly occurred off the coast since the late 1990s.
Spicing up your fish fillets with science
The health benefits of consuming omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids such as EPA and DHA are well established. The primary sources of these fatty acids in the human diet are through fish and seafood. Researchers ...
Research shows Burmese long-tailed macaques' ability to use stone tools threatened by human activity in Thailand
Human farming and the introduction of domestic dogs are posing a threat to the ability of Burmese long-tailed macaques to use stone tools. This was found in a study led by Nanyang Technological University ...
Oil exploration threatens Africa's billion dollar World Heritage Site
Africa's oldest national park could be worth US$1.1 billion per year if developed sustainably, rather than being given over to potentially-damaging oil extraction, a report released by WWF today has found.
Enhanced oil recovery research lab targets stranded reserves
Tens of billions of barrels of oil remain stranded in aging fields in Wyoming's Big Horn, Wind River and Powder River basins, according to David Mohrbacher, director of the University of Wyoming's Enhanced ...