Bugs have stranglehold on Southern California region's urban forest
1 hour ago
The trees that shade, cool and feed people in California from Ventura County to the Mexican border are dying so fast that within a few years it's possible that the region will look, feel, sound and smell much less pleasant ...
Mozambique battles illegal logging to save tropical forests
2 hours ago
A squad of Mozambican forest rangers made their first arrest just minutes after arriving at a checkpoint near the northern port city of Pemba.
US should stay in Paris climate accord: energy secretary
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The United States should stay in the Paris climate accord but renegotiate it, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday, alleging that some European countries were not doing enough to curb emissions.
Environmentalists sue government for Lake Erie's toxic algae
13 hours ago
Environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, accusing it of dragging its feet on protecting Lake Erie from harmful algae that have fouled drinking water supplies in recent ...
NASA examines newly formed Tropical Depression 3W in 3-D
15 hours ago
Tropical Depression 03W formed in the Pacific Ocean west of Guam on April 24, 2017, and data from the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite was used to look at the storm in 3-D. Tropical Depression ...
India's coal plant plans conflict with climate commitments
15 hours ago
India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to build nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, a new study finds.
Researchers solve the century-old mystery of Blood Falls
18 hours ago
A research team led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado College has solved a century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall in Antarctica. New evidence links Blood Falls to a large source of salty water ...
Predicting the movement and impacts of microplastic pollution
18 hours ago
Marine circulation and weather conditions greatly affect microplastic aggregation and movement. Microplastics, which are particles measuring less than 5 mm, are of increasing concern. They not only become more relevant as ...
Using coseismic calcite veins to date New Mexico fault line earthquakes back half a million years
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(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Wisconsin, Berkeley and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has used U-Th testing of coseismic calcite veins at the Loma Blanc fault in New Mexico to ...
Research suggests climate change likely to cause significant shift in Grand Canyon vegetation
20 hours ago
Decreases in river flows and frequency of flooding with future climate warming will likely shift vegetation along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon to species with more drought-tolerant traits, according to papers recently ...