Why the future of clean energy storage lies in hydrogen

As renewable sources of energy like wind and solar gain traction, scientists and engineers are eyeing new ways to store that energy in a...

Higher plant species richness may not be enough to protect ecosystems from the worst...

Studies on mild fluctuations in weather have provided support for the idea that higher biodiversity results in more stable functioning of ecosystems, but critical...

Geophysicists uncover new evidence for an alternative style of plate tectonics

Scientists have determined that a volcano and mountain plateau across Turkey formed not by the collision of tectonic plates, but by a massive detachment...

Brazilian ethanol can replace 13.7 percent of world’s crude oil consumption

Expansion of sugarcane cultivation for biofuel in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could also reduce global emissions of carbon...

Is Agung going to blow?

With Mount Agung on eruption watch in Bali, a researcher notes that monitoring emissions from the volcano may aid volcanologists in determining whether or...

How Himalayan rivers influenced ancient Indus civilization settlements

Much of the Indus civilization developed around an extinct river, challenging ideas about how urbanization in ancient cultures developed, scientists have discovered.

Improving urban green spaces increase thermal comfort of citizens

The link between urban green spaces and the thermal comfort sensation of people has been the focus of new research. The results provide significant...

Upscaling is a catalyst for inequality, researchers argue

The laws of nature are what drive wealth inequality within a given society -- unless society takes action to counteract their effect, such as by adopting...

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula reveals a cryptic methane-fueled ecosystem in flooded caves

In the underground rivers and flooded caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where Mayan lore described a fantastical underworld, scientists have found a cryptic world...

Turning carbon dioxide into fuel and useful chemicals

Turning pollution into fuel: A new method could be used to transform greenhouse gases into useful fuels and chemicals, right at the power plant.

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While North Carolina activists fight the Atlantic Coast Pipeline with protest songs and camera-grabbing marches, they’re also waging a quieter legal battle via the...

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Region and period of investigation. The study is performed over the deforested regions of the Brazilian state of Rondônia, which lie between 65° W, 60°...