Late-nesting birds, bees face habitat threat

Bird and bumblebee species that nest late in the year are suffering more from the destruction of habitats, new research suggests. With habitats such...

Worldwide hotspots for alien plants and animals: Islands and coastal regions

The distribution of established alien species in different regions of the world varies significantly. Until now, scientists were uncertain about where the global hotspots...

Iqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024

Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, new research...

Volcanic ‘plumerang’ could impact human health

A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of...

Lianas stifle tree fruit and seed production in tropical forests

Vines compete intensely with trees. Their numbers are on the rise in many tropical forests around the world. A new study shows that lianas...

Evaluating greenhouse gas emissions in an irrigated cropping system

New, enhanced-efficiency fertilizer can reduce N2O emissions from irrigated cropping systems.

Demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the air

The unique Soletair demo plant developed in Finland uses carbon dioxide to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The aim of the project is to...

Why microplastic debris may be the next big threat to our seas

More than five trillion pieces of plastic debris are estimated to be in our oceans, though many are impossible to see with the naked...

Wind turbines: The strength test

Wind turbines rise into the sky on enormous feet. To ensure these giants can reliably generate electricity for many years to come, the iron...

Lost ecosystem found buried in mud of southern California coastal waters

Paleontologists investigating the sea bed off California have discovered a lost ecosystem that for thousands of years had nurtured communities of scallops and shelled...

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