Environment

jet stream

Jet stream and climate change can cause extremely cold winters

According to a new study, scientists have agreed for the first time that recent severe cold winter weather in the UK and US may...
Electric vehicles Tesla charging infrastructure

Electric vehicles can effectively reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, says an MIT study

Could existing electric vehicles, despite their limited driving range, bring about a meaningful reduction in the greenhouse-gas emissions that are causing global climate change? Researchers...
Hurricane Sandy Sea-level rise Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

Sea-level rise will bring 9-foot floods to New York City over the next century

In a new study, scientists predict that New York City will have 9-foot floods over the next century. The flood will be 17 times more...
Climate change makes fish swim towards, not away from predators

Climate change makes fish swim towards, not away from predators

In a recent study, scientists find that climate change is disrupting the sensory systems of fish and can impair their survival instincts. The finding is...
Soil moisture and snowpack data can help predict droughts

Soil moisture and snowpack data can help predict droughts in the US

In May 2012, seasonal drought forecasts for the coming summer did not foresee a drought forming in the country's midsection. But by the end of...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg donates $50 million to the Museum of Science to help research

Michael Bloomberg, the owner of Bloomberg L.P. and the former Mayor of New York City, donate $50 million to the Museum of Science. The $50...
forest fires

Climate change has doubled forest fires in the western United States

Forest fires have dramatically increased across the western United States in recent decades. These fires have caused widespread forest death, greenhouse gas emissions, and...
megadrought risks

Global warming increases megadrought risks in the American Southwest

A megadrought is a prolonged drought lasting 20 years or longer. It can have very significant impacts on human. Historically, megadroughts have led to the...
Shark fins

Shark fins, meat and cartilages contain toxins related to Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease, also known as just Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. It causes 60%-70%...
microplastics

Washing clothes has become an important source of microplastics in aquatic environment

Microplastics are small plastic particles in the environment that are generally smaller than 1 mm. They have accumulated in oceans and freshwater. A new study published...