Regular coral larvae supply from neighboring reefs helps degraded reefs recover

For reefs facing huge challenges, more coral larvae doesn't necessarily translate to increased rates of coral recovery on degraded reefs, a new study has...

Time flies: Insect fossils in amber shed light on India’s geological history

Researchers have identified three new species of insects encased in Cambay amber dating from over 54 million years ago. Researchers describe the new species...

During heat waves, urban trees can increase ground-level ozone

Planting trees is a popular strategy to help make cities 'greener,' both literally and figuratively. But scientists have found a counterintuitive effect of urban...

Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity

Transporting methane from gas wellheads to market provides multiple opportunities for this greenhouse gas to leak into the atmosphere. Now, an international team of...

Dams are major driver of global environmental change

Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world's carbon cycle and climate system that aren't being accounted for, a...

No matter what Trump does, big cities pressing for cleaner cars.

The auto industry can’t count on a rollback of environmental standards by U.S. President Donald Trump to escape increasing worldwide pressure to make vehicles cleaner. Rather than...

No B.C. government has right to block Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Notley.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is warning politicians in British Columbia they do not have the power to block the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion,...

Virginia will regulate carbon emissions; 'the threat of climate change is real'.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to begin assembling regulations to reduce carbon emissions from Virginia power plants, a...

Trump EPA appointee was a coal utility lobbyist this year, senators say.

Lawmakers are calling on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to hand over information about a key agency appointee, citing her record as an...

Connecticut sues EPA over ozone pollution from York County power plant.

Brunner Island is at the center of a legal battle between the Environmental Protection Agency and two downwind states over emissions from the coal-...

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