Israeli coastline is contaminated with over two tons of microplastics, researchers discover

A first-of-its-kind study reveals alarming findings about the level of microplastic pollution on Israel's beaches.

Warning of the need to standardize the beach safety signage system

A study warns that safety flag systems differ even between beaches in close proximity to each other, and that this lack of uniformity may...

Socio-economic factors shown to drive mangrove losses and gains

New research into the drivers of mangrove loss over the past 20 years has revealed that most of the degradation can be attributed to...

New catalyst can turn smelly hydrogen sulfide into a cash cow

Engineers and scientists have discovered a low-energy, one-step photocatalytic method for converting the problematic industrial pollutant hydrogen sulfide -- a gas with the unmistakable...

Researchers go ‘outside the box’ to delineate major ocean currents

Researchers have quantified the energy of ocean currents larger than 1,000 kilometers. Using a novel coarse-graining technique, they have discovered that the most energetic...

Earth’s newest secret: How volcanoes really work

It isn't every day that we learn something that fundamentally changes how we understand our world. But for volcanologists across the globe, such a...

Pollutants from burning structures linger in waterways post-wildfire

As the frequency of wildfires has increased, so have pollutants in the waters from burned watersheds, say researchers in a review paper that highlights...

Wastewater sector emits nearly twice as much methane as previously thought

Researchers reveal that actual methane emissions from the wastewater treatment sector in the U.S. are nearly double what existing international guidelines would predict.

Keto vs vegan: Study of popular diets finds over fourfold difference in carbon footprints

New research has estimated the carbon footprints and diet quality of six popular diets. The vegan and vegetarian diets were found to be produce...

Glacier National Park could provide climate haven for Canada Lynx

Glacier National Park is home to around 50 Canada lynx, more than expected, surprising scientists who recently conducted the first parkwide occupancy survey for...

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