Popular Science articles about Earth & Climate
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidents of acute respiratory symptoms.
Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study. This is the first broad-scale investigation of neonicotinoid insecticides...
Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock. New research finds that livestock emissions are on the rise and that beef cattle are responsible for...
Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.
A new study led by Old Dominion University and the University of Colorado Boulder indicates sea levels likely will continue to rise in the tropical Pacific Ocean off the coasts...
A Florida-based marine research team has developed a unique formal process and modeling framework to help manage South Florida's economically important coastal marine environments. The MARES project (Marine and Estuarine...
By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier's deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten...
Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, and ritual. Contemporary tribes continue to use...
They are something we take very seriously in Florida -- hurricanes. The names roll off the tongue like a list of villains -- Andrew, Charlie, Frances and Wilma.
Molten rock (or magma) has a strong influence on our planet and its inhabitants, causing destructive volcanic eruptions and generating some of the giant mineral deposits. Our understanding of these...
Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research...
Research meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division (MMD) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, employing the Navy's Mid-Course Doppler Radar (MCR) at Cape Canaveral, were able...
Storm-triggered landslides cause loss of life, property damage, and landscape alterations. For instance, the remnants of Hurricane Camille in 1969 caused 109 deaths in central Virginia, after 600 mm of...
In what parts of the world and to what degree have groundwater reservoirs been depleted over the past 50 years? The Frankfurt hydrologist Prof. Petra Döll has been researching this...
Forest cover in Borneo may have declined by up to 30% over the past 40 years, according to a study published July 16, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE...
University of Southampton researchers have found that rainwater can penetrate below the Earth's fractured upper crust, which could have major implications for our understanding of earthquakes and the generation of...
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- New study confirms water vapor as global warming amplifier
- Hawaii's Climate Wipeout (VIDEO)
- Three win inaugural Blavatnik prizes
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- NASA sees Tropical Storm Hernan near Mexico's Baja California
- Vancouver Aquarium whales program under review at Park Board meeting
- Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies
- Web cams show loggerhead turtles hatching in Florida
- First Person: The Great Giant Flea Hunt
- Study finds Europe's habitat and wildlife is vulnerable to climate change
- Ross Lockwood returns to Earth after 4 months on (simulated) Mars
- 5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
- Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
- Maine Ocean Acidification Commission to meet Friday, August 1
- How Will Climate Change Impact Tropical Rainforests?
- 50-Year Review of Key Detergent Ingredient Use Shows No Adverse Environmental Impacts
- FAA proposes $12 million fine for Southwest Airlines
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- Massive Wisconsin mayfly hatch shows up on radar
- Researchers practice living on Mars - without leaving Earth
- The NSA, Snowden, And Citizen Cryptology
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- Global warming 'pause' since 1998 reflects natural fluctuation
- New research suggests Saharan dust is key to the formation of Bahamas' Great Bank
- Jeju Island is a live volcano
- NSU researcher part of team studying ways to better predict intensity of hurricanes
- Corn & soy insecticides similar to nicotine found widespread in Midwest rivers -- USGS news
- New view of Rainier's volcanic plumbing
- Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice
- Oklahoma quakes induced by wastewater injection, study finds
- Payback time for soil carbon from pasture conversion to sugarcane production
- AgriLife Research study identifies contributing factors to groundwater table declines