Local focus could help tackle global problems

People's love for their local areas could be harnessed to tackle global environmental problems, researchers say.

Economist find a global tax on carbon may be feasible

There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according...

Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic?

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More animal species under threat of extinction, new method shows

Currently approximately 600 species might be inaccurately assessed as non-threatened on the Red List of Threatened Species. More than a hundred others that couldn't...

Emperor penguins’ first journey to sea

New research reveals the previously unknown behaviors of juvenile Emperor penguins in their critical early months when they leave their birth colony and first...

World Trade Center responders at increased risk for head and neck cancers

A new study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks...

Ice Age climate caused sediment sourcing in Gulf of Mexico to switch dramatically

The onset of the most recent ice age about 2.6 million years ago changed where the western Gulf of Mexico gets its supply of...

Diet and food production must radically change to save planet

Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are malnourished (including people who are undernourished and overnourished),...

Water, not temperature, limits global forest growth as climate warms

The growth of forest trees all over the world is becoming more water-limited as the climate warms. The effect is most evident in northern...

Full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coral

Researchers have succeeded in directly measuring three key parameters necessary for skeleton formation in a live tropical coral. This way, they completely characterized the...

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