Data-driven approach to pavement management lowers greenhouse gas emissions
17 hours ago
The roadway network is an important part of the nation's transportation system, but it also contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions. A paper published this month in the Journal of Cleaner Production by researchers ...
Filling knowledge gaps to sustain future forestry
Jul 25, 2016
Sustaining the growing demand for wood products and other forest services is becoming increasingly difficult due to the likes of climate change, pests and diseases affecting European forests. The TREES4FUTURE project brought ...
Ocean acidification—the limits of adaptation
Jul 20, 2016
In an unprecedented evolutionary experiment, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology demonstrated that the most important single-celled calcifying alga ...
Asteroid that formed moon's Imbrium Basin may have been protoplanet-sized
Jul 20, 2016
Around 3.8 billion years ago, an asteroid more than 150 miles across, roughly equal to the length of New Jersey, slammed into the Moon and created the Imbrium Basin—the right eye of the fabled Man in the Moon. This new ...
Study examines how perceived closeness of climate change influences opinions
Jul 13, 2016
Determining if the perceived proximity of climate change can be manipulated to inspire engagement in the issue is the central focus of a recent study led by a University of Maine researcher.
Subtropical Cornwall climate could mean exotic new crops
Jul 11, 2016
The subtropical weather in Cornwall means new exotic crops such as quinoa and Japanese persimmon are now more likely to succeed, according to a new technique developed by University of Exeter experts to monitor the climate.
Measuring up—impact factors do not reflect article citation rates
Jul 11, 2016
Journal-level metrics, the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) being chief among them, do not appropriately reflect the impact or influence of individual articles—a truism perennially repeated by bibliometricians, journal editors ...
Warming pulses in ancient climate record link volcanoes, asteroid impact and dinosaur-killing mass extinction
Jul 05, 2016
A new reconstruction of Antarctic ocean temperatures around the time the dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago supports the idea that one of the planet's biggest mass extinctions was due to the combined effects of volcanic ...
In hot water: Climate change is affecting North American fish
Jun 30, 2016
Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America—including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live, ...
California land officials sign off on closing nuclear plant
Jun 29, 2016
California land officials dropped their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant and signed off Tuesday on a deal to close the Central Coast facility many years earlier than its operators ...