Environment

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...
Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for ai

Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish gasping for air and shrinking in...

Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change. A new...
New view of dispersants used after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

New view of dispersants used after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

New research has uncovered an added dimension to the decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants above the crippled seafloor oil well during...
One million premature deaths linked to ozone air pollution

One million premature deaths linked to ozone air pollution

New research links long-term exposure to ozone air pollution with one million premature deaths per year due to respiratory diseases, which is more than...