No environmental justice, no positive peace — and vice versa

Peace and environmental sustainability -- two lofty but vital goals for all countries -- are known to be intrinsically related, according to new research....

Trees get overheated in a warmer rainforest

The ability of rainforests to store carbon can decrease in pace with climate change. This is due to photosynthesis rates in the leaves of...

Edge waves, continental shelf fueled the 2021 Acapulco Bay tsunami

Trapped inside the shoreline of a bay, the resonant interactions of a tsunami with regular waves can prolong the tsunami disturbance. For the 2021...

New research can help electric utilities account for climate change

Researchers have devised a method to determine the impact of climate change on the supply and variability of local renewable energy. An increase in...

Catalytic process with lignin could enable 100% sustainable aviation fuel

An underutilized natural resource could be just what the airline industry needs to curb carbon emissions. Researchers report success in using lignin as a...

Casting shadows on solar cells connected in series

Even small objects, such as dust and leaves, can block sunlight from reaching solar cells, and understanding how the loss of incoming radiation affects...

Cattle grazing with virtual fencing shows potential to create wildfire fuel breaks, study finds

The use of virtual fencing to manage cattle grazing on sagebrush rangelands has the potential to create fuel breaks needed to help fight wildfires,...

Powerful hurricanes get second wind in Europe

Stronger hurricanes that are reenergised by jet stream winds are twice as likely to cross the Atlantic and wreak havoc in Europe than weaker...

Study finds all African carnivores at risk for range loss

A new study assessing 91 African carnivores to identify gaps in capacity necessary for their conservation found that many species that are currently classified...

What keeps plant roots growing toward gravity? Study identifies four genes

What happens belowground in a corn field is easy to overlook, but corn root architecture can play an important role in water and nutrient...

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Reasons for Japan to dump nuclear power more obvious now than ever.

It has been nearly six years since the triple-meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Two things seem symbolic of this time: the...

Pruitt's political friends come to lobby.

Glenn Coffee and Crystal Coon, both associates from U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's political days in Oklahoma, have registered to lobby in Washington. Photo...

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Cosumnes River provides model for floodplain restoration in California.

With California’s surface drought over, the state can prioritize investing in groundwater recharge and floodplain restoration to help fight one of its biggest lingering...

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