Particulate air pollution linked with reduced sperm production in mice

Exposure to tiny air pollution particles may lead to reduced sperm production, suggests new research in mice.

Breakthrough in air purification with a catalyst that works at room temperature

Researchers have shown that a newly engineered catalyst made of gold nanoparticles supported on a metal oxide framework shows breakdown of ammonia impurities in...

How electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide

A phototrophic microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris takes up electrons from conductive substances like metal oxides or rust to reduce carbon dioxide.

Tall ice-cliffs may trigger big calving events — and fast sea-level rise

Glaciers that drain ice sheets such as Antarctica or Greenland often flow into the ocean, ending in near-vertical cliffs. As the glacier flows into...

Citizen science programs provide valuable data on intermittent rivers in southwestern US

An OU-led project is showing how citizen science programs provide valuable data on rivers in southwestern United States. The ecological and hydrological data obtained...

Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes

Scientists argue for more 'synthesis' research looking at the big picture of volcanology to complement myriad research efforts looking at single volcanoes.

Climate change affecting fish in Ontario lakes

Researchers have found warmer average water temperatures in Ontario lakes over the past decade have forced fish to forage in deeper water.

Low-income neighborhoods more vulnerable to flooding, extreme heat

The methods can be replicated by cities to help them identify which neighborhoods are most at risk and what demographic factors characterize the most...

A social bacterium with versatile habits

Related individuals of a soil bacterial species live in cooperative groups and exhibit astonishing genetic and behavioral diversity.

Arctic deep sea: Colonization in slow motion

There is a wide variety of animals living on the Arctic seabed. Attached to rocks, they feed by removing nutrients from the water using...

Latest news

Popular Articles

Reasons for Japan to dump nuclear power more obvious now than ever.

It has been nearly six years since the triple-meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Two things seem symbolic of this time: the...

Walking the walk: Canada’s prime minister secures a deal for a national carbon price

TALK is cheap. Since 1997 Canada has signed five global climate deals pledging to lower its greenhouse-gas emissions. However, it has never implemented a...

Canada's climate change policies keep its Paris commitments out of reach.

Canada probably will fail to meet its international commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under even the best-case scenario, according to a new report...

Vacancy: Science writer at Carbon Brief

An exciting opportunity to become Carbon Brief’s new science writer, helping us to analyse and report climate change and society’s response to it. Do you...

Canary in the kelp forest: Sea creature dissolves in today’s warming, acidic waters

The one-two punch of warming waters and ocean acidification is predisposing some marine animals to dissolving quickly under conditions already occurring off the Northern...