Volcanic ash impact on air travel could be reduced says new research

Volcanologists have developed a method and camera that could help reduce the dangers, health risks and travel impacts of ash plumes during a volcanic...

Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events

Severe weather and environmental disturbances, such as cyclones or thermal coral bleaching, affect specific areas of coral reefs differently, new research has shown.

UK shale gas extraction could be reduced by limited space to develop wells

Only a quarter of the shale gas contained in one of the UK's largest reserves might be recoverable because of limited space to develop...

Pathogenic, drug-resistant bacteria found in wastewater treatment plants

Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a global public health threat causing serious illness and even death. In a new study, researchers conducted a...

New study analyzes volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before

Building on existing information and databases relating to volcanic fatalities, scientists have, for the first time, been able to classify victims by activity or...

Deep in the weeds: Using eDNA sequencing to survey pondweed diversity

Researchers have developed a protocol using environmental DNA (eDNA) to identify aquatic plant diversity, making ecological biodiversity surveys of these plant communities faster and...

Flammable floodplains are weak spot of Amazon forest

Peripheral parts of the Amazon forest were long thought to be most vulnerable to climate-induced collapse. Now, a study that seasonally inundated areas in...

Who’s tougher? Baby sharks or daddy sharks?

One would assume that since humans and many animals tend to get stiffer and perhaps tougher as they reach adulthood, the same would be...

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