Flaw found in water treatment method: Process may generate harmful chemicals

Some potentially toxic chemicals in water may be created, ironically, during the water treatment process itself.

Climate change will boost global lake evaporation — with ‘extreme’ consequences

Global lake evaporation will increase 16 percent by the end of the century, triggering, among other outcomes, stronger precipitation events, according to a new...

Novel reaction could spark alternate approach to ammonia production

The search for a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly method of ammonia production for fertilizer has led to the discovery of a new...

New species in the North Sea

Experts have confirmed the existence of a new cryptic amphipod species in the North Sea.

Energy recovery of urban waste

Researchers have proposed a system which is capable of converting waste in a more controlled manner, and, basically, in two stages: first, the solid...

‘Hairdryer wind’ melts snow in Antarctica in winter as well

Even though the sun does not shine in Antarctica in winter, in some places snow on the glaciers can melt. The cause: warm wind....

Cracking open the formation of fossil concretions

Researchers developed a unified model of the formation mechanism of spherical carbonate concretions, which often contain exceptionally well-preserved fossils. The carbon in the carbonate...

Internal control helps corals resist acidification

Scientists have found that some corals are able to combat the effects of ocean acidification by controlling their own chemistry.

Wintering warblers choose agriculture over forest

Effective conservation for long-distance migrants requires knowing what's going on with them year-round -- not just when they're in North America during the breeding...

Rethinking the umbrella species concept

According to the 'umbrella species' concept, preserving and managing habitat for a single high-profile species also benefits a whole suite of other species that...

Latest news

Popular Articles

Fight over finance threatens end of climate talks

Climate talks in Bonn stalled on Friday, hours before they were supposed to conclude, as rich countries refused to submit to demands to discuss...

Weather satellites aid search and rescue capabilities

The same satellites that identify severe weather can help save you from it. NOAA's GOES series satellites carry a payload supported by NASA's Search...

A record number of Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse — and sought science...

The 2017 total solar eclipse spurred a flurry of interest about solar eclipses, according to the final report of a survey led by the...