Wildfires set to increase: could we be sitting on a tinderbox in Europe?

2017 was one of the worst years on record for fires in Europe, with over 800,000 hectares of land burnt in Portugal, Italy and...

Shale natural gas development impacting recreationists

Researchers took a closer look at shale natural gas energy development (SGD) and how it is affecting the experiences of outdoor recreationists, like hikers...

Release of nutrients from lake-bottom sediments worsens Lake Erie’s annual ‘dead zone’

Robotic laboratories on the bottom of Lake Erie have revealed that the muddy sediments there release nearly as much of the nutrient phosphorus into...

Canary in the kelp forest: Sea creature dissolves in today’s warming, acidic waters

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Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the...

Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, according to a new study.

Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes

New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled...

One source of potent greenhouse gas pinned down

Researchers have discovered the first known methane-producing microbe that is active in an oxygen-rich environment -- a finding that suggests today's global climate models...

Forest soundscapes monitor conservation efforts inexpensively, effectively

Recordings of the sounds in tropical forests could unlock secrets about biodiversity and aid conservation efforts around the world, according to a new article.

Wolves prefer to feed on the wild side

When there is a choice, wolves in Mongolia prefer to feed on wild animals rather than grazing livestock. Previous studies had shown that the...

Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area

Hazard maps use estimated sea level rise due to climate change to determine flooding risk for today's shoreline, but don't take into account that...

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