Now There's An Upside To Live Volcanos: They Kept Animals From Freezing During The Ice Age Mar 11, 2014 09:13 AM E
The heat and steam from volcanoes in Antarctica 20,000 years ago kept animals and mosses sheltered from the frigid temperatures of the Ice Age.
Who's Polluting The Atmosphere? Scientists Discover 4 New Possibly Illegal CFCs In Greenland And Tasmania Mar 10, 2014 12:39 PM E
Scientists were alarmed to discover four new, possibly illegal, CFCs in the atmosphere. Though the amounts were relatively small, they kicked off an investigation as to their source.
Atomically Thin, Flexible, And Transparent Solar Panels May Soon Cover Building Facades Mar 09, 2014 14:18 PM E
A new material, called tungsten diselenide, may one day replace graphene solar panels, since they are thinner, more flexible, and better at turning solar energy into electricity.
Grazing Animals May Reverse Man-Made Damage To Grasslands Around The World Mar 09, 2014 14:13 PM E
As humans tamper with the world's natural grasslands, added fertilizers and other nutrients cause certain grasses to overpopulate, leading to less biodiversity. In an effort to increase biodiversity, researchers have found that allowing wild animals to graze unhindered might help.
Sea-Level Rise Could Flood 7% of World's Populated Regions, Threatens Cultural Heritage Sites Like Statue Of Liberty Mar 07, 2014 11:48 AM E
If global warming continues to melt glacial ice, 136 of the world's cultural centers, including the Statue of Liberty, may be submerged in two thousand years.
8-Point Agenda To Better Utilize Livestock Without Damaging The Environment Mar 06, 2014 11:59 AM E
An international team of scientists has come up with 8 economic and environmentally friendly ways to fix the global food crisis, by maintaining livestock.
New Guinea Flatworm Makes An Appearance In France, Threatening Snail Population Mar 04, 2014 17:28 PM E
Platydemus manokwari, also called New Guinea flatworm, has the distinction of being in the list of the 100 worst invasive alien species in the world.
Earth's Own 'Body Heat' Could Be The Next Renewable Resource Mar 04, 2014 11:34 AM E
Scientists at Harvard have proposed a new kind of renewable energy, similar to collecting the sun's heat and radiation. Except in this case, they're capturing the Earth's.
Climate Change Affects Even The Deepest Waters Of The Ocean Mar 02, 2014 13:20 PM E
Polynyas, huge open bodies of water residing in the middle of large Antarctic masses of ice haven't appeared in nearly 40 years, and scientists believe it could be because of climate change.
Extreme Weather: California Finally Gets Rain, And Northeast Doomed Next Week For 'Long-Duration Snow Event' Feb 28, 2014 12:58 PM E
Los Angeles is getting pummeled with rain (too much, too late), and the Northeast is about to get blanketed with more snow. The extreme weather may have something to do with warmer water in the Pacific Ocean last year.
Scientists Use Sapwood To Filter Water Feb 26, 2014 17:59 PM E
A small piece of freshly-cut sapwood can filter out more than 99 percent of the bacteria E. coli from water.
Pine Tree Particles: Scientists Explain Chemistry Behind Aerosols And Their Impact On Climate Feb 26, 2014 17:48 PM E
A new study explains the importance of the particles that are formed from pine-scented vapors emitted by coniferous trees.
Could Offshore Wind Farms Calm Hurricanes Before They Hit Land? Feb 26, 2014 10:37 AM E
An array of offshore wind turbines could reduce the wind speed of hurricanes and reduce storm surges, according to a study led by Mark Jacobson of Stanford University. While it would take a huge wind farm--about 78,000 wind turbines--Jacobson said the farms could pay for themselves through reduced storm damages and through electricity generated by the turbines.
Scientists Discover Gene That Makes Mosquitoes Resistant To DDT And Other Insecticides Feb 25, 2014 15:10 PM E
Dr. Charles Wondji and his team of researchers have discovered that a single genetic mutation in mosquitoes makes them resistant to popular insecticides.
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