Estimates overstated for Mongolian rangelands damaged by livestock

An estimated 70 percent of the rangelands in Mongolia are damaged by livestock and unregulated land use. But new research found less irreversible damage...

Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than...

The melting of large icebergs is a key stage in the evolution of ice...

A new study, in which the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (IACT) (CSIC-UGR) participated, has described for the first time a key stage in the...

Desertification and monsoon climate change linked to shifts in ice volume and sea level

The East Asian summer monsoon and desertification in Eurasia is driven by fluctuating Northern Hemisphere ice volume and global sea level during the Ice...

Citizen scientists offer ray of hope

Volunteer snorkelers and scuba divers have been helping capture images of reef manta rays to better protect the threatened species. Project Manta relied on...

Ocean warming to cancel increased CO2-driven productivity

Researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity.

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...

Higher elevation birds sport thicker down

A new study examines feathers across 249 species of Himalayan songbirds, finding that birds at higher elevations have more of fluffy down than lower...

New insights into biodiversity hotspots could help protect them from potential deep-sea mining

New insights into animal patterns around extinct submarine volcanoes could inform measures used to protect marine ecosystems from human activities, such as trawling and...

Plant hedges to combat near-road pollution exposure

Urban planners should plant hedges, or a combination of trees with hedges -- rather than just relying on roadside trees -- if they are...

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