Environment News

Humans by far the cause of most wildfires

US research reveals people are causing more fires, more often and over much longer periods. Andrew Masterson reports.    

16 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

Other sources: Cosmos Magazine, Phys.org (2), Gizmodo, Daily Mail, Popular Science show all (9) »

Bread's environmental costs are counted

The environmental impact of producing a loaf of bread has been analysed in depth - from the farm to the supermarket shelf.

18 hours ago from BBC News

Other sources: BBC News, Newscientist show all (3) »

Woodstoves are good for the soul, bad for the heart

The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves.

15 hours ago from Medical Xpress

Other sources: Medical Xpress, Science Blog, ScienceDaily show all (4) »

Invasive and native marsh grasses may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands

An invasive species of marsh grass that spreads, kudzu-like, throughout North American wetlands, may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands as native marsh grasses. According to new ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, ScienceDaily show all (3) »

The incredible 'UFO jellyfish' spotted under Samoa

Breathtaking new footage from the first dives of the NOAA’s 2017 American Samoa Expedition has revealed a 'cosmic jellyfish' that looks remarkably like a glowing UFO.

15 hours ago from Daily Mail

Other sources: Daily Mail show all (2) »

Will naming the Anthropocene lead to acceptance of our planet-level impact?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." This phrase—from William Shakespeare's tragic play Romeo & Juliet—is among the most famous acknowledgements ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org show all (2) »

Public may be more accepting of advocacy by climate scientists than previously thought

Research published today in Environmental Communication suggests that scientists may have more freedom than previously thought to engage in certain forms of climate change advocacy without risking ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, Watts Up With That?, Science Blog show all (4) »

Archeologists at the vanguard of environmental and climate research

The history of people and landscapes, whether natural or cultural, is fundamentally connected. Answering key historical questions about this relation will allow us to approach our most important ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, ScienceDaily, Eurekalert show all (4) »

Half of the world’s species could become extinct by 2100, biologists say at Vatican conference

Welcome to the planet's sixth major extinction -- take a seat.

23 hours ago from ZME Science

Other sources: ZME Science show all (2) »

ExxonMobil Touts “Clean” Energy To Tackle Climate Change, Gives Coal The Bum’s Rush (Again)

Coal stabbed in the back yet again: ExxonMobil pushes case for natural gas to replace coal to address climate change, makes a pitch for algae biofuel, too ExxonMobil Touts “Clean” ...

21 hours ago from CleanTechnica

Other sources: CleanTechnica show all (2) »