When cyclones and fires collide…

As strong winds and torrential rains inundate Australia's south-eastern coast, new research suggests that high intensity bushfires might not be too far behind, with...

Mussel survey reveals alarming degradation of River Thames ecosystem since the 1960s

Scientists replicated a 1964 River Thames survey and found that mussel numbers have declined by almost 95%, with one species -- the depressed river...

Seagrass crucial to stemming the tide of coastal erosion

Researchers show that seagrass can reduce cliff erosion by up to 70% thanks to its root mats binding the sand.

Ancient superpredator got big by front-loading its growth in its youth

Whatcheeria, a six-foot-long salamander-like creature that lived 340 million years ago, was the T. rex of its time: the biggest, baddest predator in its...

Earth’s many new lakes

The number of lakes on our planet has increased substantially in recent decades, according to a unique global survey of 3.4 million lakes. There...

New catalyst could be key for hydrogen economy

A light-activated catalyst efficiently converts ammonia into clean-burning hydrogen using only inexpensive raw materials.

Less intensively managed grasslands have higher plant diversity and better soil health

Researchers have shown -- for the first time -- that less intensively managed British grazed grasslands have on average 50% more plant species and...

Gully erosion prediction tools can lead to better land management

Soil erosion is a significant problem for agricultural production, impacting soil quality and causing pollutants to enter waterways. Among all stages of soil erosion,...

Low-cost sensor records the level of rivers

Researchers have developed a method that allows the water level of rivers to be monitored around the clock. The cost-effective sensor is for instance...

Egyptian lagoon vital to Cyprus turtles

The number of green turtles breeding in Cyprus has risen in recent years -- but this bounce-back depends heavily on an Egyptian lagoon where...

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Final notice.

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Using ISI Web of Knowledge we conducted a systematic literature search of all relevant articles—published between 1990 and 2015—that reported an observed change in...

China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

Every year, over 60% of the world’s seaborne cargoes and 30% of the world’s shipping containers pass through China’s ports, creating an air pollution problem Beijing...

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