Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Planetary collisions can drop the internal pressures in planets

A new study from Caltech shows that giant impacts can dramatically lower the internal pressure of planets, a finding that could significantly change the current…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

How California wildfires can impact water availability

In recent years, wildfires in the western United States have occurred with increasing frequency and scale. Climate change scenarios in California predict prolonged periods of…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Super shrimp designed at Ben-Gurion University could increase yield and prevent disease

BEER-SHEVA, Israel...September 4, 2019 - Single-sex prawns could help alleviate poverty, reduce disease and protect the environment, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Earth Scientist Karthik Balaguru can speak on the rapid intensification of hurricanes (how quickly they develop in size and strength) which is something we saw happen with Dorian. He works in the Marine Sciences Laboratory @PNNLab

PNNL Earth Scientist Karthik Balaguru can speak on the rapid intensification of hurricanes (how quickly they develop in size and strength) which is something we…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus

Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today's changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. Agrivoltaics,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Could recreating freshwater lakes help trial plastic alternatives?

In the first experiment of its kind, scientists are looking at new ways to test how plastics degrade in water - which could be used…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Oldest lake in Europe reveals more than one million years of climate history

A deep drilling project at Lake Ohrid, situated at the border between Albania and North Macedonia and involving 47 researchers from 13 nations, has brought…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Europe’s future is renewable

Europe has enough solar and wind resources to meet its electricity demand entirely from renewable sources. A new study by researchers at the Institute for…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA infrared data reveals rainmaking potential in tropical depression 7

Another Atlantic Ocean basin depression formed while Hurricane Dorian is still wreaking havoc on the Bahamas and affecting the southeastern U.S. Infrared imagery from NASA's…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA’s IMERG estimates hurricane Dorian’s rain

In the early hours of Tuesday, September 3, Hurricane Dorian had been stationary over the island of Grand Bahama for 18 hours, most of the…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Snowfall frequency declining across Northwest, PSU study finds

With warming temperatures, average snowfall frequency is estimated to decline across the Pacific Northwest by 2100 -- and at a faster rate if greenhouse emissions…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Tropical sea snake uses its head to ‘breathe’

Humans use a snorkel and fish have gills. Now researchers have found a sea snake which uses a complex system of blood vessels in its…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

A concrete advantage for space explorers

When humans go to the Moon or Mars to stay, they will need to construct safe places in which to live and work. The most…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

GPM analyzes tropical depression Kajiki’s rainfall over Vietnam and Laos

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at rainfall rates in Tropical Depression Kajiki after it made a quick landfall…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Major Hurricane Juliette’s emerging eye spotted in NASA satellite imagery

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean and provided an image of Hurricane Juliette as its eye began to emerge. Juliette has grown…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA finds tropical storm 14W strengthening

Tropical Storm 14W formed as a depression a couple of days ago in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and strengthened into a tropical storm on Sept.…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA infrared eye analyzes typhoon Lingling

The storm that became Typhoon Lingling strengthened very quickly in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and infrared imagery from NASA revealed the powerful thunderstorms fueling that…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Revolutionizing water quality monitoring for our rivers and reef

New, lower-cost help may soon be on the way to help manage one of the biggest threats facing the Great Barrier Reef. That threat is…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

New feedback phenomenon found to drive increasing drought and aridity

New York, NY--September 2, 2019--A new Columbia Engineering study indicates that the world will experience more frequent and more extreme drought and aridity than currently…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Anthropogenic disturbances, climate change, and mammalian extinction

A study examines how anthropogenic and climate stressors correlate with local mammalian extinction. Although human activity and global warming are thought to be responsible for…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Antarctic ice sheet observations from radar data

Researchers digitized more than 400,000 line-km of archival Antarctic ice-penetrating radar data, originally recorded in the 1970s on 35-mm optical film, and deposited the digitized…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Concurrent drought and aridity

Climate simulations suggest that land-atmosphere feedbacks involving soil moisture effects on atmospheric temperature and humidity can increase the frequency and intensity of atmospheric aridity, leading…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Igneous rock record of atmospheric oxygen

Researchers compiled previously published thorium-uranium ratios (Th/U) of more than 29,000 igneous rocks spanning the past 3 billion years and report 2 dramatic decreases occurring…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Rainfall enhancement using desert plantations

Researchers report that a model simulation of 100 km2 plantations of desert-hardy jojoba shrub in the deserts of Israel and Oman shows that, under appropriate…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Vintage film shows Thwaites Glacier ice shelf melting faster than previously observed

Newly digitized vintage film has doubled how far back scientists can peer into the history of underground ice in Antarctica, and revealed that an ice…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Deep snow cover in the Arctic region intensifies heat waves in Eurasia

Persistent abnormally hot weather can cause negative impacts on human health, agriculture, and natural environments. A heat wave -- a spell of hot days with…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Amazon deforestation has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil

The loss of forest cover in the Amazon has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil, according to a new study. The UN…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Air pollution under clear skies reduces sunlight reaching the Earth’s surface

Scientists have found that the air pollution absorbs and disperses sunlight and thereby reduces the amount that reaches the Earth's surface. The latest study, published…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hurricane Dorian marching slowly across Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami reports that an Air Force plane is finding Dorian a "little stronger" as of the 8:00am EDT advisory…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Early start of 20th century arctic sea ice decline

Boulder, Colo., USA: Arctic sea-ice has decreased rapidly during the last decades in concert with substantial global surface warming. Both have happened much faster than…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Reconstructing Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused Dec. 2018 Indonesian tsunami

Boulder, Colo., USA: A new study published in Geology presents the detailed observation of a tsunami-generating volcano collapse by remote sensing. The paper by Rebecca…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

The ‘universal break-up criterion’ of hot, flowing lava?

HOUSTON -- (Aug. 30, 2019) -- Thomas Jones' "universal break-up criterion" won't help with meltdowns of the heart, but it will help volcanologists study changing…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA satellites on-hand as Dorian becomes a category 3 hurricane

As Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, NASA's fleet of satellites were gathering data during the…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

The bigger picture behind marine pollution

Bentham Science has published a new book series, Marine Ecology: Current and Future Developments, which aims to bring fresh perspectives on the subject of marine…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Burgundy wine grapes tell climate story, show warming accelerated in past 30 years

A newly published series of dates of grape harvest covering the past 664 years is the latest line of evidence confirming how unusual the climate…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

W. L. Gore & Associates joins Greentown Labs as Terawatt Partner

Somerville, Mass., August 28, 2019 -- Greentown Labs , the largest cleantech startup incubator in North America, and W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA finds heavy rain potential in tropical storm Dorian

NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters at the National Hurricane Center with visible imagery and infrared data on Tropical Storm Dorian as it continued its western…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Southern Ocean circulation patterns that keep the lid on stored carbon are more complex than previou

Scientists have found evidence that the horizontal circulation of carbon-rich ocean water in the subpolar Southern Ocean works in tandem with vertical circulation, together controlling…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco: Press registration open

WASHINGTON--Discover the latest Earth and space science news at Fall Meeting 2019 this December, when more than 25,000 attendees from around the globe are expected…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Changing climate linked to major changes in flooding across Europe

The impact of a changing climate on the severity of flooding has been demonstrated in the largest-scale study of its kind - with parts of…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Floods are impacted by a changing climate

Climate change affects not only the temporal pattern of floods, but also their magnitude. This is shown by an international study which evaluated data from…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

A face for Lucy’s ancestor

The 3.8 million-year-old fossil cranium represents a time interval between 4.1 and 3.6 million years ago, when A. anamensis gave rise to A. afarensis .…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA finds wind shear affecting Tropical Depression Erin

Visible and infrared imagery from NASA's Terra satellite revealed that strong wind shear was adversely affecting Tropical Depression Erin, located about 200 miles off the…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

UCI-led study: Plankton are more resilient to nutrient stress than previously thought

Irvine, Calif. - An international team of Earth system scientists and oceanographers has created the first high-resolution global map of surface ocean phosphate, a key…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Research sheds new light on Antarctic control of global climate

Scientists have made a new discovery that challenges previous understanding of the relationship between the polar Southern Ocean, next to Antarctica, and carbon dioxide levels…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Climate change affects floods in Europe

Overflowing rivers can cause enormous damage: Worldwide, the annual damage caused by river floods is estimated at over 100 billion dollars - and it continues…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Southern Ocean circulation patterns that keep the lid on stored carbon are more complex than previou

Scientists have found evidence that the horizontal circulation of carbon-rich ocean water in the subpolar Southern Ocean works in tandem with vertical circulation, together controlling…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

More rain yet less water expected for up to 250 million people along the Nile

HANOVER, N.H. - August 28, 2019 - Hot and dry conditions coupled with increasing population will reduce the amount of water available for human, agricultural…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA sees Dorian become a hurricane

NASA's Terra satellite passed over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean as Dorian reached hurricane status during the afternoon of August 28, 2019. On Aug. 28, 2019…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists call for infiltration to be better incorporated into land surface models

Soil scientists can't possibly be everywhere at once to study every bit of soil across the planet. Plus, soils are constantly changing. Conditions like weather…