Clean Air Act saved 1.5 billion birds

US pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continent-wide study. Study authors found that...

Stable catalysts for new energy

Looking for the perfect catalyst is not only about finding the right material, but also about its orientation. Depending on the direction in which...

Decoding gigantic insect genome could help tackle devastating locust crises

A 'game changing' study deciphering the genetic material of the desert locust could help combat the crop-ravaging behavior of the notorious insect pest which...

New light on polar explorer’s last hours

Chemical analyzes of a black spot in a diary shed new light on the destiny and tragic death of legendary Inuit polar expedition member...

Researchers reveal switch used in plant defense against animal attack

Researchers have identified the first key biological switch that sounds an alarm in plants when plant-eating animals attack. The mechanism will help unlock a...

Cascading events led to 2018 Ki?lauea volcanic eruption, providing clues for forecasting

The 2018 eruption of Ki?lauea Volcano was one of the largest volcanic events in Hawai'i in 200 years. This eruption was triggered by a...

Supersized wind turbines generate clean energy–and surprising physics

As wind energy scales up, researchers study the fluid dynamics challenges.

Tracking and fighting fires on earth and beyond

Scientists demonstrate how fires burn and spread under different environmental conditions.

The science of windy cities

Researchers model urban airflows to help improve the design of drones, skyscrapers, and natural ventilation systems.

Indonesian wildfires a ‘fixable problem’

Indonesian wildfires that cause widespread air pollution and vast carbon emissions are a 'fixable problem', according to the leader of a project set up...

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Canada's climate change policies keep its Paris commitments out of reach.

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