NEW: Find great deals on the latest gadgets and more in the ScienceDaily Store!
Environmental Science News
October 22, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 9:28pm EDT

More Environmental Science News
October 22, 2016

Amazon Fishery Management Provides Rare 'Win-Win' Chance for Conservation and Poverty Alleviation

Oct. 20, 2016 — A study into freshwater lake management along the Amazon’s most meandering river has demonstrated astounding benefits to local livelihoods in replenishing vitally important fish stocks — a source ... read more

Biomass Heating Could Get a 'Green' Boost With the Help of Fungi

Oct. 19, 2016 — In colder weather, people have long been warming up around campfires and woodstoves. Lately, this idea of burning wood or other biomass for heat has surged in popularity as an alternative to using ... read more

Scientists Find Link Between Tropical Storms, Decline of River Deltas

Oct. 19, 2016 — A change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, research shows, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the ... read more

Impact of the Fukushima Accident on Marine Life, Five Years Later

Oct. 18, 2016 — Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Approximately ... read more

New Satellite Image Database Maps the Dynamics of Human Presence on Earth

Oct. 18, 2016 — Built-up areas on the Earth have increased by 2.5 times since 1975. And yet, today 7.3 billion people live and work in only 7.6% of the global land mass. Nine out of the ten most populated urban ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Colonial plunder, crime, tribal factions, sectarianism, drug running, piracy, animal poaching, illegal logging and destructive mining practices -- all of which add up to wholesale environmental ... read more

Fracking Wastewater Is Mostly Brines, Not Human-Made Fracking Fluids

Oct. 17, 2016 — Human-made chemical-laden fracking fluids make up less than 8 percent of wastewater being produced by fracked wells; more than 92% of it is naturally occurring brines, which carry their own risks but ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how cli­mate change affects bio­di­ver­sity. These “robo­mus­sels” have the shape, size, and color of actual mus­sels, with minia­ture ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — To help improve hurricane preparedness and mitigation efforts, new research examines how accurate current forecasting systems are in predicting rainfall from North Atlantic tropical cyclones that ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Scientists have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a commonly used industrial yeast strain converts plant sugars to biofuel. The newly engineered "super yeast" could ... read more

Fate of Nano And Microplastic in Rivers Explained

Oct. 17, 2016 — Very tiny plastic particles of micro and nano size are difficult to measure in the environment to assess exposure risks. Researchers now provide the first mechanistic modelling study on the behavior ... read more

Finding Ideal Materials for Carbon Capture

Oct. 17, 2016 — In recent years, a class of highly absorbent, nanoporous materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising material for carbon capture in power plants. But finding the ... read more

Storm Wave Study Could Help Improve Design of Coastal Defenses

Oct. 14, 2016 — Coastal defenses could be designed to better withstand powerful storms triggered by climate change, a study of wave dynamics suggests. Improving seawalls could help limit loss of life and damage to ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — An extensive study has mapped the effects of small farmers on the rain forests of Southeast Asia for the first time. The findings are discouraging, with regard to environmental impact, biodiversity ... read more

Wind Patterns in Lowest Layers of Supercell Storms Key to Predicting Tornadoes

Oct. 13, 2016 — Wind patterns in the lowest 500 meters of the atmosphere near supercell thunderstorms can help predict whether that storm will generate a tornado, report ... read more

Future of Antarctic Marine Protected Areas at Risk

Oct. 13, 2016 — Antarctica's surrounding waters are home to some of the healthiest marine ecosystems on Earth and support thriving populations of krill, seabirds, fish and whales. But efforts to establish a ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — New research reveals how a single warming event in Antarctica may be an indication of future ecosystem changes. Stationed in East Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys -- a polar desert that's ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — One of the biggest untapped clean energy sources on the planet — wave energy — could one day power millions of homes across the U.S. But more than a century after the first tests of the power of ... read more

Healthy Soil Is Essential to a Circular Economy

Oct. 13, 2016 — To achieve the Dutch government's objective of realizing a circular economy in the Netherlands, it is essential to maintain the productivity of the country's farmland. Healthy soil produces ... read more

Support for Fracking Is at an All-Time Low, Says New English Survey

Oct. 13, 2016 — As the Government gives the go-ahead to resume fracking in the UK, a new survey has shown that public support for the extraction and use of shale gas has fallen from over 58 per cent in July 2013 to ... read more

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016