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Right kind of collaboration is key to solving environmental problems

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:21:36 EDT ~ Society's ability to solve environmental problems is tied to how different actors collaborate and the shape and form of the networks they create, says a new study. Find out more...

Measuring global biodiversity change

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:32:02 EDT ~ A new article shows how Essential Biodiversity Variables can be produced to measure biodiversity change at a global scale. Find out more...

Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:50:49 EDT ~ Scientists have explored alternative reasons for climate change denial, specifically economic, social or cultural influences on why individuals or entire communities remain skeptical of climate change. Find out more...

Probiotics help poplar trees clean up contaminated groundwater

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:19:55 EDT ~ Researchers have conducted the first large-scale experiment on a Superfund site using poplar trees fortified with a probiotic -- or natural microbe -- to clean up groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE. Find out more...

'Inefficient' sailing fleet keeps oyster fishery alive

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:29:32 EDT ~ Oyster stocks in a Cornish fishery are sustained thanks to 'inefficient' traditional fishing methods, new research suggests. Find out more...

New technique offers clues to measure the deoxygenation of the ocean

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:20:44 EDT ~ The living, breathing ocean may be slowly starting to suffocate. More than two percent of the ocean's oxygen content has been depleted during the last half century, according to reports, and marine 'dead zones' continue to expand throughout the global ocean. This deoxygenation, triggered mainly by more fertilizers and wastewater flowing into the ocean, pose a serious threat to marine life and ecosystems. Find out more...

Marine reserves a solution to bycatch problem in oceans

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:17:26 EDT ~ Commercial fishermen may be able to catch more of the profitable fish they want with marine reserves than without them, according to a study. Find out more...

The ocean's fastest shark is being threatened by over fishing

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:28:42 EDT ~ Study using satellite-tagged shortfin mako sharks shows mortality rates have been dramatically underestimated. Find out more...

How to pave over our big (cigarette) butt problem

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:56:25 EDT ~ Cigarette butts are toxic for the environment. Encapsulating them into asphalt traps the chemicals in the filters and improves the performance of the construction material. Find out more...

Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:31:40 EDT ~ Small vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) possess the ability to effectively operate in the presence of high turbulent flow, which makes them ideal energy harvesting devices in urban and suburban environments. In a new article, researchers present results indicating that an optimally designed VAWT system can financially compete with fossil-fuel based power plants in urban and suburban areas, and even spearhead the development of a net-zero energy building or city. Find out more...