Decrease in crucial trace element preceded ancient mass extinction

A decline in the element molybdenum across the planet's oceans preceded a significant extinction event approximately 183 million years ago, new research shows.

Using satellites for faster flood information

Researchers have used satellites with radar imaging sensors to see through clouds and map flooding and say the technique could provide faster, more detailed...

‘Primordial super-enhancers’ provide early snapshot of the mechanisms that allowed for multicellularity

A new study has found that organelle-like transcriptional condensates are an ancient and flexible tool used by cells to drive rapid gene expression.

Sweet corn sweltering in summer heat spells uncertainty for corn lovers

Few things say summer in America more than buttery corn on the cob, but as summer temperatures climb to unprecedented levels, the future of...

Great potential for aquifer thermal energy storage systems

Aquifer thermal energy storage systems can largely contribute to climate-friendly heating and cooling of buildings: Heated water is stored in the underground and pumped...

Earth might be experiencing 7th mass extinction, not 6th

Earth is currently in the midst of a mass extinction, losing thousands of species each year. New research suggests environmental changes caused the first...

Large parts of Europe are warming twice as fast as the planet on average

The warming during the summer months in Europe has been much faster than the global average, shows a new study. As a consequence of...

How do microplastic particles differ across the Atlantic Ocean?

A new study has found that the North Atlantic gyre contains higher levels of polyethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, and polyamide, whereas other offshore locations are...

Limiting global warming now can preserve valuable freshwater resource

A research team has found that the Andean region of Chile could face noticeable snow loss and roughly 10% less mountain water runoff with...

Satellites cast critical eye on coastal dead zones

Scientists have found a new and better way to use remote sensing to understand where coastal dead zones are and predict changes.

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