Rising sea temperatures in the Mediterranean are encouraging alien lionfish species to invade and colonise new territories with potentially serious ecological and socioeconomic impacts.
Since June 23, 2016 over two dozen people have been reported killed and hundreds of homes have been destroyed by flooding in West Virginia. Using satellite data, NASA calculated the heavy rainfall that occurred over the state.
Tropical Cyclone 02A developed in the Northern Indian Ocean's Arabian Sea as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm in infrared light and NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible look at the storm.
New research indicates that the Chinese government could achieve dramatic air quality improvements in Beijing and surrounding areas with more attention on an overlooked source of outdoor pollution -- residential cooking and heating.
A study investigated the effects of ultraviolet-B (UV-B) light on cool-season turfgrasses (tall fescue, creeping bentgrass, and perennial ryegrass). Experiments demonstrated that exposure to UV-B resulted in a decline of growth rate and color in cool-season turfgrasses within two weeks. Coarse-textured turf grasses (tall fescue and perennial ryegrass) had higher growth rates compared to finer-textured varieties, and the coarser-leaved plants maintained acceptable color levels compared with the finer-textured creeping bentgrasses.
A University of Leicester astronomer presents stunning new imagery at National Astronomy Meeting on June 27.
A new study shows that because of uncontrolled and inefficient combustion of solid fuels in household devices, emission reductions from the residential sector may have greater air-quality benefits in the North China Plain, including Beijing, than reductions from other sectors, such as vehicles and power plants. The study by UC Berkeley, Princeton and Peking University is the first to incorporate local and regional data on air emissions, weather impacts and atmospheric chemistry.
The peat bogs of the world, once waterlogged repositories of dead moss, are being converted into fuel-packed fire hazards that can burn for months and generate deadly smoke.
Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the open ocean. A new study shows how that ice migration may be more important for the global ocean circulation than anyone realized.
Scientists from the John Innes Centre have analyzed the genomes of plants that grow in harsh, serpentine soils to find out how they survive . It appears that they have used two strategies: adapting to their environment through natural selection, as well as by borrowing useful variants from a related plant growing nearby.