Environment

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...
Climate change may prevent volcanoes from cooling the Earth

Climate change may prevent volcanoes from cooling the Earth

New UBC research shows that climate change may impede the cooling effect of volcanic eruptions. When an eruption is powerful enough, volcanoes spew sulfur gasses...
Carbon Dioxide Storage Underground Turns into Rock

Storing carbon dioxide underground by turning it into rock

In November, the Paris Climate Agreement goes into effect to reduce global carbon emissions. To achieve the set targets, experts say capturing and storing carbon...
Bird poop cools the Arctic atmosphere

Who knew? Bird poop cools the Arctic atmosphere

It turns out bird poop helps cool the Arctic. That's according to new research from Colorado State University atmospheric scientists, who are working to better...
Pokémon Go

What can Pokémon Go teach the world of conservation?

Launched in July this year, Pokémon Go has become a global phenomenon, reaching 500 million downloads within two months of release. The augmented reality game,...
Global carbon emissions

Global carbon emissions have slowed down for 3 years, says research

Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, and this makes...
New Hydroelectric Dam Environmental Problems methylmercury

Quantifying the hidden environmental cost of hydroelectric dams

Hydroelectricity is a renewable energy, and the facilities that produce it give off less greenhouse gases than other power plants. But damming bodies of water...
Banana Peels

Banana peels get a second life as water purifier

To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels -- which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants -- scientists have...
human health risks from hydroelectric projects

Harvard Scientists explain human health risks from hydroelectric projects

In a new study, Harvard University researchers find over 90 percent of potential new Canadian hydroelectric projects are likely to increase concentrations of the...