NASA flights detect millions of Arctic methane hotspots

In a new study, scientists with NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) used planes equipped with the Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer -- Next...

Effectiveness of travel bans — readily used during infectious disease outbreaks — mostly unknown

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Caribbean sharks in need of large marine protected areas

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Tourists pose continued risks for disease transmission to endangered mountain gorillas

New research shows that humans place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission during tourism encounters.

Disappearing snakes and the biodiversity crisis

A new study should sound alarm bells regarding the 'biodiversity crisis' or the loss of wildlife around the world.

Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery

New research reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a death sentence to the state's beloved forests. The study found that high-elevation...

From petroleum to wood in the chemical industry: Cost-efficient and more sustainable

An interdisciplinary team of bio-engineers and economists has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. They not only looked at...

‘Rosetta stone’ for urban scaling makes sense of how cities change across time and...

New work reconciles divergent methods used to analyze the scaling behavior of cities.

As groundwater depletes, arid American West is moving east

Loss of groundwater may accelerate drying trends in the eastern United States, according to research that applied supercomputing to create an in-depth model of...

New potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning identified

One of the world's most horrific environmental disasters -- the 1950 and 60s mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan -- may have been caused by...

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