Research ‘final nail in the coffin’ of Paranthropus as hard object feeders

New research debunks a long-held belief about our ancestors' eating habits.

Water resources: Defusing conflict, promoting cooperation

Researchers have developed a methodology for avoiding conflicts of use in transboundary rivers. The model-based procedure allows for participatory planning and cooperative management of...

The impact of climate change on Kenya’s Tana river basin

Many species within Kenya's Tana River Basin will be unable to survive if global temperatures continue to rise as they are on track to...

Big data-derived tool facilitates closer monitoring of recovery from natural disasters

By analyzing peoples' visitation patterns to essential establishments like pharmacies, religious centers and grocery stores during Hurricane Harvey, researchers have developed a framework to...

Unravelling the knotty problem of the Sun’s activity

A new approach to analysing the development of magnetic tangles on the Sun has led to a breakthrough in a longstanding debate about how...

Cattle losing adaptations to environment

Researchers have uncovered evidence showing that cattle are losing important environmental adaptations, losses the researchers attribute to a lack of genetic information available to...

Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever, new research finds

Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research. The team also found that infection with the bacterium...

Smartphone screens effective sensors for soil or water contamination

The touchscreen technology used in billions of smartphones and tablets could also be used as a powerful sensor, without the need for any modifications.

Eco-friendly plastic from cellulose and water

Plastics offer many benefits to society and are widely used in our daily life: they are lightweight, cheap and adaptable. However, the production, processing...

California’s carbon mitigation efforts may be thwarted by climate change itself

To meet an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, California's policymakers are relying in part on forests and shrublands to remove CO2 from...

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New research, December 24-31, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Temperature, precipitation, wind Trend analysis of climate time series: A review of methods (open access) Strong...

Angola’s oil dependency thwarted its exit from the group of poorest nations

Graduation from the UN group of least developed countries is usually seen as a win, but Angola deferred the move after oil exports plummeted...

Release of nutrients from lake-bottom sediments worsens Lake Erie’s annual ‘dead zone’

Robotic laboratories on the bottom of Lake Erie have revealed that the muddy sediments there release nearly as much of the nutrient phosphorus into...