Environment

Banned chemicals from the 70s found in deepest reaches of the ocean

Banned chemicals from the ’70s found in the deepest reaches of the ocean

Crustaceans from the deepest ocean trenches found to contain ten times the level of industrial pollution than the average earthworm A study, led by Newcastle...
Car drivers cause the most pollution in London – but are least exposed to it themselves

Car drivers cause the most pollution in London – but are least exposed to...

Car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, a new study by the University of Surrey has found. But drivers themselves are...
Climate change responsible for the great diversity in horses

Climate change responsible for the great diversity in horses

Changing environments and ecosystems were driving the evolution of horses over the past 20 million years. This is the main conclusion of a new study...
Grow, mow, mulch: Finding lawn's value

Grow, mow, mulch: Finding lawn’s value

Cranking up the lawn mower on a Saturday afternoon may be a child's most dreaded chore. But little does he or she know that it...
Just a photo of the pope could shift your climate views

Just a photo of the pope could shift your climate views

Some conservative Republicans changed their thinking about climate change after Pope Francis framed it as a moral issue in his second encyclical, research shows. “When...
Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 75 years

Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 75 years

Scientists have solved a puzzling break in continuity of ocean warming records that sparked much controversy after climate data was published in the journal...
Biggest obstacles to California coastal access are economic

Biggest obstacles to California coastal access are economic

A report by UCLA and San Francisco State University finds that the cost of trips to the beach prevents many Californians — especially low-income...
Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant...
New York waterways

New technique identifies micropollutants in New York waterways

Cornell University engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources...
Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

One of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change. This could impact the ecology of northern...