Alaska infrastructure at risk of earlier failure

Roads, bridges, pipelines and other types of infrastructure in Alaska and elsewhere in the Arctic will deteriorate faster than expected due to a failure...

Deducing the scale of tsunamis from the ’roundness’ of deposited gravel

Scientists have found a link between the 'roundness' distribution of tsunami deposits and how far tsunamis reach inland. They sampled the 'roundness' of gravel...

Human-driven pollution alters the environment even underground

The Monte Conca cave system in Sicily is showing signs of being altered by pollution from above.

Beaches can survive sea-level rises as long as they have space to move

An international team of coastal scientists has dismissed suggestions that half the world's beaches could become extinct over the course of the 21st century.

New robotic fish for environmental monitoring

Researchers are developing a bio-inspired robot equipped with special chemical sensors able to detect the pH of water.

Catch shares slow the ‘race to fish’

A detailed analysis of 39 US fisheries shows that catch share programs slow the 'race to fish,' reducing costs and occupational hazards for fishermen,...

2018 fourth warmest year in continued warming trend, according to NASA, NOAA

Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Cracking eggshell nanostructure: Implications for food safety

How is it that fertilized chicken eggs manage to resist fracture from the outside, while at the same time, are weak enough to break...

Camera traps reveal newly discovered biodiversity relationship

In one of the first studies of its kind, an analysis of camera-trap data from 15 wildlife preserves in tropical rainforests revealed a previously...

Keep your cats inside for the sake of their health and the surrounding environment

New research concludes that by letting their cats outdoors, humans in Washington D.C. are placing cats at high risk for catching and transmitting disease,...

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