New measurement device: Carbon dioxide as geothermometer

For the first time it is possible to measure, simultaneously and with extreme precision, four rare molecular variants of carbon dioxide using a novel...

Cement as a climate killer: Using industrial waste to produce carbon neutral alternatives

Producing cement takes a big toll on our climate: Around eight per cent of annual global carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed to this...

Can a hands-on model help forest stakeholders fight tree disease?

An aggressive new strain of sudden oak death, a disease that's killed millions of trees, has turned up in Oregon, posing a threat to...

Epidemiology: Measures for cleaner air

Worldwide, a broad range of measures have been introduced to reduce outdoor air pollution. A systematic review by epidemiologists takes stock of the evidence,...

Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35%

A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35%, researchers have shown.

Changes in subsistence hunting threaten local food security

Scientists say that subsistence hunting in Neotropical rain forests -- the mainstay of local people as a source of protein and a direct connection...

Sedimentary, my dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to...

While volcanic, igneous rock predominates on Mars, virtually the entire Earth fossil record comes from sedimentary rocks. Addressing the problem, Swedish scientists have begun...

Opposite pathways in forest recovery

Tropical forests are being deforested at an alarming rate to make way for agriculture; the good news is that they can regrow naturally when...

Ernst Haeckel: Pioneer of modern science

Evolutionary biologist Ernst Haeckel became the first person to define the term ecology in his work published in 1866, entitled 'General Morphology of Organisms'....

Scientists propose rethinking ‘endangered species’ definition to save slow-breeding giants

Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new research.

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Berlin plans a new network of bike superhighways.

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China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

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