Measuring climate impact of forests management

A group of forestry research experts has developed a rigorous new fact-based carbon accounting system that reflects how forest management practices can help mitigate...

Lessons learnt from the drift analysis of MH370 plane crash debris

The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines (MH370) has been missing for over five years. The extensive, costly, but unsuccessful search operations have stopped. Scientists...

Electricity-driven undersea reactions may have been important for the emergence of life

In deep sea hydrothermal vents, water heated by Earth's mantle flows into the ocean, precipitating various minerals, including metal sulfides. These minerals form channels...

Power to the people

The first rule of advocating for climate change-related legislation is: You do not talk about 'climate change.' The term has become so polarizing that...

Agriculture initiated by indigenous peoples, not Fertile Crescent migration

Small scale agricultural farming was first initiated by indigenous communities living on Turkey's Anatolian plateau, and not introduced by migrant farmers as previously thought,...

Gene-editing technology may produce resistant virus in cassava plant

The use of gene-editing technology to create virus-resistant cassava plants could have serious negative ramifications, according to new research by plant biologists.

Terns face challenges when they fly south for winter

The common tern is most widespread tern species in North America, but its breeding colonies in interior North America have been on the decline...

Common beetle’s gut microbiome benefits forests, holds promise for bioenergy

New research shows how an insect common to the Eastern U.S., the long-horned passalid beetle, has a hardy digestive tract with microbes to thank...

Honey bee parasites, varroa mites, feed on fatty organs, not blood

Among the many threats to honey bee colonies around the world, one stands alone: the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. For decades, researchers assumed that...

Why humans in Africa fled to the mountains during the last ice age

People in Ethiopia did not live in low valleys during the last ice age. Instead they lived high up in the inhospitable Bale Mountains...

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Museums as catalysts for change

Given the inertia that characterizes the public response to the challenges of climate change, it is reasonable to ask whether the forms and channels...

The U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people.

The Maple Ridge Wind Farm in Upstate New York. (Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News)The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according...

EU, France accused of hijacking ‘Africa-led’ clean energy scheme

A $10bn clean energy programme launched at the Paris climate talks “by Africa, for Africa” is in turmoil after interventions by the EU and France.In a...