Tropical Storm Frank weakened to a tropical storm on July 28, 2016 and satellite imagery shows that winds and thunderstorms have continued to weaken.
A study compared the effectiveness of combining mulching with remediation for reseeding lawns damaged by diesel and hydraulic fluid spills. Reseeding perennial ryegrass and mulching with peat pellets after remediation with either humic amendment or activated charcoal resulted in acceptable turf quality six weeks after fluid spills. The method was determined effective and recommended for use with other cool-season turfgrasses.
Variations in the ability of sand particles kicked into the atmosphere from deserts in the Middle East to absorb heat can change the intensity of the Indian Summer Monsoon, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The research was published July 28 in Scientific Reports, an open access journal from the publishers of Nature.
Scientists at the John Innes Centre have taken another crucial step towards understanding how plants initiate flowering. This new development uncovers a previously unidentified step in the process of vernalisation, which links an important gene responsible for flowering time to the proteins that regulate it.
Study of natural-occurring 100,000-year-old CO2 reservoirs shows no significant corroding of 'cap rock', suggesting the greenhouse gas hasn't leaked back out -- one of the main concerns with greenhouse gas reduction proposal of carbon capture and storage.
The largest ever analysis of globally protected areas reveals for the first time that they do benefit a broad range of species.
Even if people completely stopped converting tropical forests into farmland, the impacts of tropical deforestation would continue to be felt for many years to come. That's the conclusion of researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 28 who have used historical rates and patterns of tropical deforestation around the globe to estimate the resulting carbon emissions and species losses over time.
A study of the the first clean cookstove intervention in India financed through the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism found expected benefits from newer, more 'efficient' stoves -- based on their performance in lab tests -- did not materialize in the field.
Video surveillance (videos available) is the most effective method for detecting animals flying around solar power towers, according to a study of various techniques used at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System facility in southeastern California.
Researchers use the North Atlantic Oscillation as a predictive tool for managing an iconic fishery.