Urbanization costs five billion years of evolutionary history

All over the globe, the urbanization of landscapes is increasing. 60% of the land surface which is expected to be urban by 2030 is...

Nanoparticles can travel from lungs to blood, possibly explaining risks to heart

Tiny particles in air pollution have been associated with cardiovascular disease, which can lead to premature death. But how particles inhaled into the lungs...

New model could help predict major earthquakes

Researchers have characterized several earthquakes that struck South America's west coast over the last 100 years by using seismographic data, tsunami recordings, and models...

Is climate change responsible for record-setting extreme weather events?

After an unusually intense heat wave, downpour or drought, climate scientists inevitably receive phone calls and emails asking whether human-caused climate change played a...

Cold weather linked to mortality risks in Texas, research shows

Cold weather increases the risk of mortality in Texas residents, according to researchers. In the state's 12 major metro areas from 1990 to 2011,...

Overfishing in one of world’s most productive fishing regions, new study suggests

Scientists used images from satellites and flyovers to count the number of small boats, or pangas, to find that fishing in Gulf of California,...

Thought Antarctica’s biodiversity was doing well? Think again

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are not in better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

Extinction risk for many species vastly underestimated, study suggests

A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A...

India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct...

A more than 100% quantum step toward producing hydrogen fuel

Efforts to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels are advancing on various significant fronts. Initiatives include research focused on more efficient production of gaseous...

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