Urban greening ‘not a panacea’ for dealing with extreme weather

Urban greening is unlikely to provide a single fix for tackling extreme weather events brought on by climate change, scientists have suggested.

What can stream quality tell us about quality of life?

Findings reveal that demographics such as race and population density, as well as health indices such as cancer rates and food insecurity, show strong...

California harbor porpoises rebound after coastal gillnetting stopped

Harbor porpoises have rebounded in a big way off California. Their populations have recovered dramatically since the end of state set-gillnet fisheries that years...

Going diving in the tropics? Don’t eat the reef fish!

Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new study that suggests other small island nations might also...

Sulfur shortage: A potential resource crisis looming as the world decarbonizes

A new study highlights that global demand for sulfuric acid is set to rise significantly from '246 to 400 million tons' by 2040 --...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models

Multiple interactions found in postulated network of faults in the Brawley seismic zone in southern California.

Lightning carries potential danger to people with deep brain stimulators

Patients receiving deep brain stimulation are warned that their neurostimulators may dysfunction when confronted by electromagnetic fields generated by particular electrical devices found at...

Air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk

High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of...

Major ocean current could warm greatly

A new study found that the Kuroshio Current Extension is sensitive to global climate change and has the potential to warm greatly with increased...

Could water solve the renewable energy storage challenge?

Seasonally pumped hydropower storage could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much needed gap to support the...

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