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It's more than just climate change

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:09:55 EST ~ Accurately modeling climate change and interactive human factors -- including inequality, consumption, and population -- is essential for the effective science-based policies and measures needed to benefit and sustain current and future generations. A recent study presents extensive evidence of the need for a new paradigm of modeling that fully incorporates the feedbacks between Earth systems and human systems. Find out more...

Underwater seagrass beds dial back polluted seawater

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:39:24 EST ~ Seagrass meadows -- bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth -- can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans, according to new research. Find out more...

Whale-ship collisions

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:39:38 EST ~ Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that overlap with shipping lanes vital to the economies of many of the world's nations. Find out more...

50+ Year-Old Protein Volume Paradox Resolved

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:19:54 EST ~ New research makes it possible to predict how volume for a given protein will change between the folded and unfolded state. Computations accurately predict how a protein will react to increased pressure, shed light on the inner-workings of life in the ocean depths, and may also offer insights into alien life. Find out more...

New research to help preserve the benefits people receive from nature

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:34:21 EST ~ Humans rely on things that come from nature -- including clean air, water, food, and timber. But how can we tell if these natural services that people rely on, are at risk of being lost, potentially permanently? Find out more...

Researchers invent a breakthrough process to produce renewable car tires from trees and grasses

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:16:15 EST ~ A team of researchers has invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using renewable resources found right in our backyards. Find out more...

Current climate change models understate the problem, scientists argue

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:16:26 EST ~ A new study on the relationship between people and the planet shows that climate change is only one of many inter-related threats to the Earth's capacity to support human life. Find out more...

Mobile phone and satellite data to map poverty

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:53:43 EST ~ An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymized data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure poverty. Find out more...

Svalbard's electric power could come from hydrogen

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:43:56 EST ~ The energy supply to Longyearbyen, midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, is a hot topic in the climate debate.Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Today, Longyearbyen obtains its electric power and district heating from its coal power plant, the only one in Norway. Find out more...

Malaria control efforts can benefit from forecasting using satellites

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:42:38 EST ~ Links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) are measurable by satellite imagery, says a researcher. In his doctoral dissertation, the researcher shows that conducive environmental conditions occur before increases in hospital admissions and mortality due to malaria, indicating that the satellite information is useful for the development of disease forecasting models and early warning systems. Find out more...