Green spaces in cities help control floods, store carbon

A new study shows that urban green spaces like backyards, city parks and golf courses contribute substantially to the ecological fabric of our cities...

Righty blue whales sometimes act like lefties, study finds

To support their hulking bodies, blue whales use various acrobatic maneuvers to scoop up many individually tiny prey, filtering the water back out through...

Shutdown of coal-fired power plant results in significant fetal health improvement in downwind areas

First study to show fetal health improvement as a result of a coal-fired power plant shutdown due to direct federal level regulation on single...

Effective restoration of aquatic ecosystems

Despite having increased human wellbeing in the past, intense modifications by multiple and interacting pressures have degraded ecosystems and the sustainability of their goods...

NASA satellite tracks ozone pollution by monitoring its key ingredients

Ozone pollution near Earth's surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. It is also not directly measurable from space due to...

Climate change drives collapse in marine food webs

A new study has found that levels of commercial fish stocks could be harmed as rising sea temperatures affect their source of food.

Intensification of agriculture and social hierarchies evolve together, study finds

Researchers analyzed the evolution of 155 Island South East Asian and Pacific societies to determine that, rather than intensification of agriculture leading to social...

EU households waste over 17 billion kg of fresh fruit and vegetables a year

A recent article finds that EU households generate about 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person per year, 14.2 kg of...

Population only part of tornado casualty story

The strength of a tornado has a significantly larger effect than population on the number of casualties, new research concludes.

Top nitrogen researchers imagine world beyond fossil fuels

At the invitation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences, 17 top experts in nitrogen research gathered to discuss nitrogen...

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