Plant cladding keeps the temperature cool indoors despite the heat outside
Aitor Erkoreka, a UPV/EHU lecturer and researcher, has shown that green roofs are ideal for places where it is very hot in summer. So, by means of these claddings less air conditioning is needed than with ...
Western Japan records hottest summer ever
The west of Japan had its hottest ever summer this year, official figures showed Monday after a season in which heatstroke killed dozens and hospitalised tens of thousands nationwide.
Rainfall in South Pacific was more variable before 20th century
A new reconstruction of climate in the South Pacific during the past 446 years shows rainfall varied much more dramatically before the start of the 20th century than after. The finding, based on an analysis ...
Drought halts shipping on China's Yangtze
Drought on China's Yangtze river has led to historically low water levels that have forced authorities to halt shipping on the nation's longest waterway, the government and media said Thursday.
La Nina going away, but too late for Texas drought
(AP) -- Federal weather forecasters say the La Nina weather phenomenon that contributed to the southwestern U.S. drought is winding down.
Finding the connections to "isolated" wetlands
Most people don't give much thought to water quality – until they find their water lacking. And enjoying the benefits of good beaches, fishing, swimming, canoeing and drinking water is not something that ...
Drought tolerant cowpea can improve crop yield in arid West Africa
Even the highly drought-resistant cowpea (a long type of legume) now has an increasingly difficult time surviving in the Sahel countries where climate change has resulted in shorter and less frequent rainy seasons. Wageningen ...
Three days, three wild finds
he house-size boulder looked like a good landing site, at least viewed from the maps and satellite images Tim Laman and Conrad Hoskin found online.
Image: Orbital view of Mount Huascarán, Peru
The snow-capped mountains running through the centre of this satellite image are part of the Cordillera Blanca – or 'white range' – in South America's Andes. Even though they are part of the typically ...
Rising-2 captured highest resolution image of earths surface
Rising-2 is a microsatellite developed by Tohoku University and Hokkaido University. It was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, on May 24, 2014, and has been conducting various test operations. ...
Birds must choose between mating, migrating, study finds
Sex or nice weather. That's the agonizing choice some birds face, according to a new University of Guelph study.
NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 10, 2013
Hot and extremely dry conditions combined with shifting winds and low humidity continue to plague firefighter efforts at the Rim Fire in California. To date over 254,000 acres have been burned. Pockets of ...
Gardens used to reduce landslides
With a technology developed at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the slopes of the roads could become monumental gardens, reducing the number of landslides and isolation between populations.
Image: Australia's Kumbunbur Creek from orbit
This false-colour satellite image shows the Kumbunbur Creek in Australia's Northern Territory, about 260 km southwest of the city of Darwin.