Top predators could ‘trap’ themselves trying to adapt to climate change

Over a 30-year period, African wild dogs shifted their average birthing dates later by 22 days, an adaptation that allowed them to match the...

Methane emissions from trees

A new study is one of the first in the world to show that tree trunks in upland forests actually emit methane rather than...

Melt-rate of West Antarctic Ice Sheet highly sensitive to changes in ocean temperatures

Melting of ice shelves in West Antarctica speeds up and slows down in response to changes in deep ocean temperature, and is far more...

How to recognize where a volcano will erupt

Scientists have devised a new method to forecast volcanic vent locations.

Let crop residues rot in the field — it’s a climate win

Plant material that lies to rot in soil isn't just valuable as compost. In fact, agricultural crop residue plays a crucial role in sequestering...

Update noise regulations to protect seals, porpoises

Scientists review recent experiments and find noise regulations may need to be changed to protect porpoises, seals, and other sea-dwelling mammals. Current guidance for...

Seafloor sediments appear to enhance Earthquake and Tsunami danger in Pacific Northwest

The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has all the ingredients for making powerful earthquakes -- and according to the...

Microplastics and plastic additives discovered in ascidians all along Israel’s coastline

A new study finds that microplastics -- tiny pieces of plastic ingested by aquatic life -- are present in solitary ascidians, sac-like marine invertebrate...

Study contradicts belief that whales learn songs from one another

A new study is directly contradicting the widely accepted cultural transmission hypothesis suggesting that whales learn their songs from other whales. 'Our findings indicate...

Trees are important for cleaner air in cities

Air pollution levels vary greatly between different places in a city. This is the finding of a new study which concludes that trees contribute...

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