Shipping suffers as Great Lakes shrink

U.S. shipping companies are losing money for every inch the Great Lakes shrink, with water levels 7 inches below average, The New York Times reported.

Erosion threatens Alaskans

As much as $500 million may be needed in Alaska to move people living in three coastal communities threatened by erosion.

NASA opens new seed money COTS competition

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched a new funding competition for its Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Project.

Caltech Electronic Nose Innovation

Research Scientists at Caltech Developing Electronic Nose. The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division at Caltech are combining efforts with NASA and other engineers at Caltech to test ranges of applications.

Plants live, die according to their size

Plants self-regulate their populations to maintain stability and optimize their lives, with the lengths of their lives directly related to their mass, a recent study has found. Further, a single scaling power for lifespan ...

Space sensors shed new light on air quality

Air pollution is becoming one of the biggest dangers for the future of the planet, causing premature deaths of humans and damaging flora and fauna. With their vantage point from space, satellites are the only way to carry ...

Palm oil putting orangutans at risk

Conservationists meeting at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago say growing demand for palm oil is putting Sumatran orangutans at risk of extinction.

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