Predicting the impact of climate change on bridge safety

Climate change will increase the frequency and intensity of natural hazards like flooding. In turn, floodwaters erode a bridge's foundation, creating scour holes that...

Woolly star plants need catastrophes to live

The endangered Santa Ana Woolly Star depends on catastrophic floods. Thanks to a huge dam, natural floods are now nonexistent in its home turf....

Dodder uses the flowering signal of its host plant to flower

Researchers have investigated how the parasitic dodder Cuscuta australis controls flower formation. They showed that the parasite eavesdrops on the flowering signals of its...

Archaeology and ecology combined sketch a fuller picture of past human-nature relationships

Researchers lay out a comprehensive definition of archaeoecology and call for more research in this nascent but important field.

A new concept could make more environmentally friendly batteries possible

A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials, and could lead to...

A new way to cool down electronic devices, recover waste heat

Using electronic devices for too long can cause them to overheat, which might slow them down, damage their components or even make them explode...

Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans

New research has revealed that metal-related pollution began in the Balkans more than 500 years before it appeared in western Europe, and persisted throughout...

Future ocean conditions could cause significant physical changes in marine mussels

Scientists showed increased temperature and acidification of our oceans over the next century could have a range of effects on an economically important marine...

66-million-year-old deathbed linked to dinosaur-killing meteor

Paleontologists have found a fossil site in North Dakota that contains animals and plants killed and buried within an hour of the meteor impact...

Fire hastens permafrost collapse in Arctic Alaska

While climate change is the primary driver of permafrost degradation in Arctic Alaska, a new analysis of 70 years of data reveals that tundra...

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