Latest science news in Earth & Climate

Coherent Description of Earth's Inaccessible Interior Clarifies Mantle Motion

15 years ago from Science Daily

A new model of inner Earth pulls past information and hypotheses into a coherent story to clarify mantle motion. Scientists paint a story for a chemically complex inner earth, a...

Limitations Of Charcoal As An Effective Carbon Sink

15 years ago from Science Daily

Fire-derived charcoal is thought to be an important carbon sink. However, a new article in Science shows that charcoal promotes soil microbes and causes a large loss of soil carbon....

Warmer weather linked to caribou deaths

15 years ago from UPI

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., May 3 (UPI) -- Global warming may be the reason for a decrease in the number of caribou calves being born in West Greenland, U.S....

What Can Be Done About Pollution In Ganges River?

15 years ago from Science Daily

Montana State University research about pollution in the Ganges River has reached the Supreme Court of India, producing some optimism among MSU scientists.

Fishing for Oxygen in Warming Oceans [News]

15 years ago from Scientific American

Records stretching back to 1960 prove what climate models had predicted:  warmer oceans contain less oxygen. Oceanographer Lothar Stramma of the University of Kiel in Germany and his colleagues report...

US govt to tighten lead emissions standards

15 years ago from Physorg

The US Environmental Protection Agency unveiled plans Thursday to significantly strengthen lead emissions standards, in the first revision of the regulations for 30 years.

E. Coli In Charles River Found To Be High After Long Periods Without Rain: New Model Developed

15 years ago from Science Daily

It is a common belief that the water quality of the Charles River and other lakes, streams and rivers is at its worst after a large rainfall because of pollutants...

Patent Law Battle a Boon to Lobbyists

15 years ago from NY Times Health

In 15 months, two dueling business coalitions have spent $4.3 million lobbying on legislation that calls for the biggest changes in United States patent law in more than 50 years.

Experiments for kids: Ear gongs

15 years ago from The Guardian - Science

You can't walk through a wall, so you'd think that sound would travel through air more easily than through something solid. Not so!

Morgan Stanley to add up to 500 jobs with new Montreal technology centre

15 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Morgan Stanley, the big U.S. investment bank, will build a $200-million high-tech centre in Montreal to support its New York-based global operations, it announced Thursday.

Opinion: 'You shall not murder'

15 years ago from Science Alert

Each year in Alaska fur bearing animals are killed in a 'glorious hunt' by people like the Mighty Trapper, writes Walt Brasch.

Treasure trove found in 500-year-old shipwreck off Africa

15 years ago from AP Science

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins - and cannons to fend off pirates. But it had nothing to...

Military expertise put to work in Canada's Arctic mapping research

15 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canada's efforts to claim a vast area of the Arctic Ocean as its own are getting some help from the military, which has deployed its own devices to aid researchers...

Red Tide Killer Identified: Bacteria Gang Up On Algae, Quashing Red Tide Blooms

15 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have identified a potential "red tide killer." Red tides and related phenomena in which microscopic algae accumulate rapidly in dense...

How Deep Is The Earth's Crust Under Europe?

15 years ago from Science Daily

A new model of Europe's Earth's crust has been made. The Earth's crust is, on global average around 40 kilometers deep. In relation to the total diameter of the Earth...

Geochemists Challenge Key Theory Regarding Earth's Formation

15 years ago from Science Daily

Geologists call into question three decades of conventional wisdom regarding some of the physical processes that helped shape the Earth as we know it today. New research provides a direct...

Girl travels from Philippines to NYC for clubfoot surgery

15 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- In her 15 years, Jingle Luis has never walked on the bottoms of her feet. Born in the Philippines with feet so clubbed they twist backward and...

Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation's sootiest city

15 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine...

Increasingly intense storms threaten coral

15 years ago from Physorg

A British scientist suggests hurricanes and other storms are increasing in intensity and are limiting the growth of some corals.

Wakame Waste: Composting Polluted Seaweed

15 years ago from Science Daily

Bacteria that feed on seaweed could help in the disposal of pollutants in the world's oceans, according to a new study. Researchers explain that as marine pollution is on the...

Feature: China - the rise of the green city

15 years ago from Science Alert

China’s rapid urbanisation is cause for concern, but remarkable initiatives in cities such as Rizhao, Wuhan and Beijing are leading to a broader endorsement of sustainability principles, write Matthew Levinson...

Soil can clean toxic waste

15 years ago from Science Alert

Research has found that microbes naturally present in Australian soil could be the most efficient way to break down contaminants and toxic waste in the environment.

DIAMOND to tackle UK nuclear waste issues

15 years ago from Physorg

The long-term problem of how to manage and dispose of Britain`s nuclear waste is to be tackled by a UK consortium headed by the University of Leeds.

California's farm belt plan to cut air pollution criticized

15 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Environmentalists say a new plan to clean up the soot-laden air in California's farm belt would fail to adequately regulate agricultural sources of pollution.

Video: World's longest sea bridge opens in China

15 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Hangzhou Bay bridge, spanning 22 miles, links Shanghai with booming industrial city of Ningbo

In a New Climate Model, Short-Term Cooling in a Warmer World

15 years ago from NY Times Science

Climatologists will create decade-long climate forecasts, just as meteorologists craft weeklong weather forecasts.

Basics: Noble Eagles, Nasty Pigeons, Biased Humans

15 years ago from NY Times Science

Biobigotry is the persistent and often irrational desire to be surrounded only by those species of which one approves.

Summer smash

15 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Proof of the so-called standard model of particle physics hangs on a huge experiment taking place this summer deep beneath the Swiss border. Robert Matthews reports