Cleaner air, longer lives

A new study shows that the Clean Air Act is likely responsible for dramatic decline in atmospheric organic aerosol in the U.S.

Re-assessing Alaska’s energy frontier

The new USGS assessment estimates 8.7 billion barrels of oil and 25 trillion cubic feet of natural gas resources.

Tiny polyps save corals from predators and disease

Corals may have unexpected allies in improving their health and resilience.

Taking stock of a thorny issue

A new book exploring the best scientific research on preventing coral-eating Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) outbreaks, is expected to become a critical resource for informing...

West African dolphin now listed as one of Africa’s rarest mammals

A group of scientists now considers a little-known dolphin that only lives along the Atlantic coasts of Western Africa to be among the continent's...

Boat traffic threatens the survival of Panama’s Bocas Del Toro dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins in Panama's Bocas Del Toro Archipelago should be designated as endangered say the authors of a new study. Biologists have discovered that...

Humidity may prove breaking point for some areas as temperatures rise, says study

Climate scientists say that killer heat waves will become increasingly prevalent in many regions as climate warms. However, most projections leave out a major...

New depth sensors could make self-driving cars practical

Scientists present a new approach to time-of-flight imaging that increases its depth resolution 1,000-fold. That's the type of resolution that could make self-driving cars...

An integrated assessment of vascular plants species of the Americas

Botanists have compiled a comprehensive, searchable checklist of 124,993 species, 6,227 genera and 355 families of vascular plants of the Americas. This represents one...

Hotter temperatures will accelerate migration of asylum-seekers to Europe

Researchers predict a rising number of asylum-seekers to the EU as global temperatures increase.

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