Cities provide paths from poverty to sustainability

Understanding how cities develop at the neighborhood level is key to promoting equitable, sustainable urbanization.

New coral bleaching database to help predict fate of global reefs

A research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events. The new database contains 79...

Researchers develop radar simulator to characterize scattering of debris in tornadoes

Researchers have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize the scattering of debris particles in tornadoes.

Earth science: Rock samples indicate water is key ingredient for crust formation

By examining the cooling rate of rocks that formed more than 10 miles beneath the Earth's surface, scientists have found that water probably penetrates...

Earthquakes can make thrust faults open violently and snap shut

Engineers and scientists experimentally observe surface twisting in thrust faults that can momentarily rip open the earth's surface.

Shunned by microbes, organic carbon can resist breakdown in underground environments

Organic matter whose breakdown would yield only minimal energy for hungry microorganisms preferentially builds up in floodplains, illuminating a new mechanism of carbon sequestration,...

Single-family homes killed L.A.’s urban forest

Analyzing aerial imagery, scientists have found a loss of green cover up to 55 percent in single-family home lots of the Los Angeles region...

SimRadar: A polarimetric radar time-series simulator for tornadic debris studies

Scientists have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize scattering mechanisms of debris particles in tornadoes. Characterizing the debris field...

Norway’s oldest ice found in central Norway

Parts of the ice of the Juvfonne snow patch in Jotunheimen are 7600 years old, which makes it the oldest dated ice on mainland...

Galápagos study identifies keystone predator in a complex food web

Years of experiments and careful observation along the shores of the Galápagos Islands have untangled a complex food web of sea lions, fish, urchins...

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