Building a sustainable future: Urgent action needed

We need to act urgently to increase the energy efficiency of our buildings as the world's emerging middle classes put increasing demands on our...

Cover crops provide bed and breakfast layover for migrating birds

After harvesting a corn or soybean crop, farmers may plant a cover crop for a variety of reasons -- to reduce soil erosion and...

Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon evolutionary history

For some, pumpkins conjure carved Halloween decorations, but for many people around the world, these gourds provide nutrition. Scientists have sequenced the genomes of...

How beetles bounce back from forest fires

Research has illuminated the piecemeal patterns of recolonization among a hardy species of beetle regularly affected by managed burns.

From Cellulose to 3-D Objects

In our modern world, eliminating plastics is inconceivable. Unfortunately, they do have disadvantages, including the formation of CO(2) in both production and combustion, depletion...

‘Sink’ or swim for salt marshes

Salt marshes have the potential to store large amounts of carbon, but unfortunately these ecosystems face serious threats, from sea level rise, land use...

Tropical forest reserves slow down global warming

National parks and nature reserves in South America, Africa and Asia, created to protect wildlife, heritage sites and the territory of indigenous people, are...

Virtual coasts improve understanding of possible coastal planning outcomes

Newly developed immersive geographic visualization tool is the first of its kind to use audio and visual animations and an underwater perspective. This enables...

New sensor system ensures a safe harvest

Tractors and combine harvesters are frequently operated on difficult terrain. Crops such as canola and corn grow at different densities; the field is sometimes...

Peatland plants adapting well to climate change

They account for just three per cent of the Earth's surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions -- and now...

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Berlin plans a new network of bike superhighways.

Twenty years ago, Berlin’s network of sidewalk paths marked it out as one of Europe’s best places to ride a bike. But as the...

Final notice.

From: The Earth To: The people of Washington, DC, and particularly to the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue This is a letter to inform you...

Species’ traits influenced their response to recent climate change

Using ISI Web of Knowledge we conducted a systematic literature search of all relevant articles—published between 1990 and 2015—that reported an observed change in...

China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

Every year, over 60% of the world’s seaborne cargoes and 30% of the world’s shipping containers pass through China’s ports, creating an air pollution problem Beijing...

Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

Many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, a team of researchers has discovered, and these findings could advance research about greenhouse...