Fuel economy standards cheaper, more beneficial than previously believed

The regulations that set fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emission goals for cars and trucks have lower costs and higher benefits than previous analyses report, a...

Firebricks offer low-cost storage for carbon-free energy

Researchers draw from an ancient technology in their latest solution to enabling rapid expansion of wind, solar and nuclear power. Heat-storing firebricks could be...

Tick tock: Biologists show wildlife loss and climate change can synergistically increase tick abundance...

Around the world, ticks are one of the most important vectors of zoonotic diseases -- animal diseases communicable to humans -- and they're everywhere....

Cloud formation suppressed by biogenic organic emissions

Evidence has been found that near-ground biogenic emissions of organics suppress cloud formation in cool-temperate forests in autumn, providing clues to how global warming...

Unraveling a major cause of sea ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean

Quantitative analysis has evidenced the acceleration system of melting ice: dark water surfaces absorb more heat than white ice surfaces, thus melting ice and...

Longer, stronger summers in the Gulf of Maine

Summer in the Gulf of Maine is as much as two months longer and warmer than it has ever been before, according to a...

Aeroices: Newly discovered ultralow-density ice

Relatively little is known about the effects of extreme negative pressure on water molecules. Exploring a significant region of negative pressure through molecular dynamic...

Could switchgrass help China’s air quality?

Researchers have proposed an idea that could improve China's air quality, but they're not atmospheric scientists. They're agronomists.

Human-made reefs: A compelling diving alternative

Researchers have examined diving habits and behavior around Eilat's natural and artificial reefs. According to study, the average diver density at the artificial reef...

Warmer world may bring more local, less global, temperature variability

Many tropical or subtropical regions could see increases in naturally occurring temperature variability as Earth warms over coming decades, a new study suggests. These...

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