Environment

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Life and death following Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km swath of reefs...
Yellow-Rumped Warbler

With climate change, not all wildlife population shifts are predictable

Wildlife ecologists who study the effects of climate change assume, with support from several studies, that warming temperatures caused by climate change are forcing...
Mercury levels in rainfall

Mercury levels in rainfall are rising in parts of North America

An analysis of long-term trends in the amount of mercury in rainfall in North America found recent increases at many sites, mostly in the...
How sharks can help prevent climate change

How sharks can help prevent climate change

New Bournemouth University research has found that over fishing and shark finning may result on more greenhouse gasses and increased climate change. Researchers from the...
Thanksgiving dinner's carbon footprint

Thanksgiving dinner’s carbon footprint: A state-by-state comparison

The environmental impact of your Thanksgiving dinner depends on where the meal is prepared. Carnegie Mellon University researchers calculated the carbon footprint of a typical...
Pine Island Glacier

Thinning of Antarctic glacier began in 1940s

New research by an international team shows that the present thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is part of a...
Humpback Whale

How to monitor global ocean warming without harming whales

Most of the extra heat trapped by human-generated emissions is ending up in the oceans. But tracking the temperature of the world's oceans to monitor...
Air pollution diabetes

Air pollution is a risk factor for diabetes, says study

Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes. Scientists...
From NYC to Rio: NASA helps cities address climate risks

From NYC to Rio: NASA helps cities address climate risks

After Hurricane Sandy rocked the U.S. East Coast in 2012, the New York City government set out to repair the city -- and asked...
Deepwater Horizon oil shows up in sparrows

Deepwater Horizon oil shows up in sparrows

Scientists have identified the first evidence of Deepwater Horizon oil in a land animal - the Seaside Sparrow. The scientists analyzed the diet and feathers...