Sea pickles are adapting to the Pacific Northwest

Tubular colonial jellies known as pyrosomes that arrived in 2014 along North America's Pacific Northwest Coast appear to be adapting to cooler water and...

Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment

Chemicals released into the environment by human activity are resulting in biodiversity loss; increased natural hazards; threats to food, water and energy security; negative...

Clean Energy Credit Union launches to support low carbon transition

The online-only financial institution will provide low cost loans for solar, electric cars and even electric-assist bicycles.

New solar sailing technology for NASA

Researchers is taking solar sailing to the next level with advanced photonic materials. This new class of materials could be used to steer reflected...

New battery could store wind and solar electricity affordably and at room temperature

A new type of flow battery that involves a liquid metal more than doubled the maximum voltage of conventional flow batteries and could lead...

Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle

Researchers have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. This newly observed phenomenon could help climatologists...

New particles are formed also in the polluted air of major cities

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that leads to atmospheric new particle formation in megacities.

Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can’t rely on twilight zone systems for recovery

A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life from shallow...

Learning from ‘little monsters’

By studying deep and shallow water zones of streams and their resident invertebrates, researcher reveals mysteries of fresh water life.

In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north

As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more...

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