A study by an international team of conservation scientists found that a dam built in Thailand 31 years ago has caused the local bird population to collapse.
Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer because of insecticides -- including DDT -- in the meltwater.
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula has salinization mainly due the impact of agricultural activity and territory urbanization. This environmental problem will affect hydric ecosystems due global warming, the growing use of water and the exploitation of soil natural resources.
How much of a reef's ability to withstand stressful conditions is influenced by the type of symbiotic algae that the corals hosts? New work investigates how the nutrients algae share with their coral hosts varies between species and what this could mean for a coral's ability to survive in a changing climate. They determined that in the wake of a bleaching event, even an algal tenant that's poor provider may be better than no provider.
New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success.
Researchers from the Remote Sensing Section of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam used data from radar satellites to measure the subsidence of the Earth's surface in the Tehran region in Iran. They found out that between 2003 and 2017 three areas sank there with rates of sometimes more than 25 centimetres per year, and several meters in total. For the first time, this study traces in detail the subsidence in this region over a longer period of time.
In ecosystems across the world, wild animals trigger feedback effects that can alter a landscape's capacity to absorb, release, or transport carbon, according to a new paper published in Science. Using a growing body of research, the authors explain how animal ecology, ecosystem modeling, and remote sensing can be integrated to more accurately predict and manage carbon cycling across landscapes.
Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A study by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Central America, Africa and Asia points to profitable opportunities for farmers and the environment.
Leading scholars in the field of auto fuel efficiency say Trump administration manipulated a cost-benefit analysis to justify rollback of US CAFE standards.
A Rice University study analyzes Texas' mix of wind and solar energy resources, and how to achieve better balance between them going forward.