Environment

Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region

Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region

The drugs enter rivers and lakes from treatment plants and sewage overflows, threatening aquatic life, scientists say Human antidepressants are building up in the brains...
Scientists complete conservation 'atlas of life'

Scientists complete conservation ‘atlas of life’

An international team of scientists have completed the 'atlas of life' - the first global review and map of every vertebrate on Earth. Led by...
Sunlight and the right microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

Sunlight and the right microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

Nearly half of the organic carbon stored in soil is contained in Arctic permafrost, which has experienced rapid melting. When permafrost thaws, microbial consumption of...
Scientists find new source of radioactivity from Fukushima disaster

Scientists find new source of radioactivity from Fukushima disaster

Scientists have found a previously unsuspected place where radioactive material from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster has accumulated--in sands and brackish groundwater...
How has society adapted to hurricanes

How has society adapted to hurricanes: A look at New Orleans over 300 years

In the midst of an intense hurricane season, a historical perspective published in WIREs Climate Change looks at adaptation to hurricanes in New Orleans over nearly...
Why is climate change’s 2 degrees Celsius of warming limit so important

Why is climate change’s 2 degrees Celsius of warming limit so important?

If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2 degrees...
Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

Thunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don't...
Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate change

Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate change

New findings document a 192-year series of volcanic eruptions in Antarctica that coincided with accelerated deglaciation about 17,700 years ago. "Detailed chemical measurements in Antarctic ice...
What changes when you warm the Antarctic Ocean just 1 degree

What changes when you warm the Antarctic Ocean just 1 degree? Lots

After warming a natural seabed in the Antarctic Ocean by just 1° or 2° Celsius, researchers observed massive impacts on a marine assemblage, as...
An alternative to wolf control to save endangered caribou

An alternative to wolf control to save endangered caribou

What happens when invasive and native species are eaten by the same predator? If the invasive species is abundant, the native species can go extinct...