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...

Compact fiber optic apparatus shines light on breath analysis in real-time

An affordable gas sensor monitors trace levels of health-indicating chemicals, paving the way for future non-invasive studies, describe researchers in a new report.

Researchers track impact of Brazil’s ‘Soy Moratorium’ on an advancing agricultural frontier

The 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood, outlines a new study.

Discovery of a facile process for hydrogen production using ammonia as a carrier

Researchers have created a new process for producing hydrogen from ammonia with rapid initiation that requires no external heat source, giving hope for the...

When bridges collapse: Researchers study whether we’re underestimating risk

Studying how and why bridges have collapsed in the past identifies the limitation of current risk assessment approach and demonstrates the value of new...

Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed, says study

Conventional wisdom has held that tropical forest growth will dramatically slow with high levels of rainfall. But researchers turned that assumption on its head...

Modern metabolic science yields better way to calculate indoor carbon dioxide

The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. But to do so, one needs a...

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