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New research on avian response to wildfires

June 22, 2018 - As we enter another wildfire season in California, attention will turn to the inevitable fires and efforts to extinguish them....

New study finds US oil & gas methane emissions 60 percent higher than estimated

June 22, 2018 - The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of the potent greenhouse gas methane from its operations...

Better be safe than sorry: economic optimization risks tipping of important Earth system elements

June 18, 2018 - Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in...

Americans view child abuse and neglect as a serious public health problem

ARLINGTON, Va. June 18, 2018 - A strong majority of Americans view child abuse and neglect as a public health problem in the United...

Bolder targets needed to protect nature for people’s sake

June 18, 2018 - Associate Professor Martine Maron, Dr Jeremy Simmonds and Professor James Watson from UQ's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences say...

Climate change accelerating rising sea levels

June 13, 2018 - A new study from the University of Waterloo discovered that rising sea levels could be accelerated by vulnerable ice shelves...

Predicted environmental changes could significantly reduce the global production of vegetables

June 12, 2018 - The global production of vegetables and legumes, which are an important part of healthy diets, could be significantly reduced through...

Individual ‘names’ reveal complex relationships in male bottlenose dolphins

June 8, 2018 - Male bottlenose dolphins retain their individual "names" well into adulthood. Similar to humans, this plays a central role in forming...

How far away was that lightning?

One one thousand, two one thousand…. Eric Ward/Unsplash, CC BY Becky Bolinger, Colorado State University June 8, 2018 - You probably do it. It might be ingrained...

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

June 7, 2018 - NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient...

If we could travel at the speed of light it would take us 200,000...

June 7, 2018 - Spiral galaxies such as the Milky Way have discs which are really thin, in which the major fraction of their...

Insurance Denials for New Hepatitis C Drugs Remain High Nationwide, Study Suggests

June 7, 2018 - Highly effective drugs that can cure chronic hepatitis C infection in approximately 95 percent of patients first became available in...

Six common types of disgust that protect us from disease revealed for the first...

June 5, 2018 - Poor hygiene, animals or insects carrying disease and risky sexual behaviour are among the distinct kinds of disgust that can...

Kicking the car(bon) habit better for air pollution than electric cars

May 31, 2018 - Published in Energy Efficiency, the study uses Scotland as an example and suggests that radical lifestyle change can show quicker...

Study: Welfare backlash tied to white fear of declining status

May 30, 2018 - White Americans’ fear of losing their socioeconomic standing in the face of demographic change may be driving opposition to welfare...

WMO and WHO tackle health impacts of pollution, extreme weather, climate change

GENEVA, 31 May 2018 - In the face of growing health impacts from extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, the World Meteorological Organization...

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Suicides

Washington, DC May 30, 2018 - Data for 2016 reveals that states with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership...

Study finds big savings in removing dams over repairs

May 29, 2018 - A new study by Portland State University researchers finds billions of dollars could be saved if the nation's aging dams...

Mars rocks may harbor signs of life from 4 billion years ago

May 25, 2018 - Iron-rich rocks near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues that show life once existed there, research suggests. These...

World’s biggest fisheries supported by seagrass meadows

May 21, 2018 - The study entitled 'Seagrass meadows support global fisheries production' published in Conservation Letters, provides evidence that a fifth of the...