Environment News

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 00:00
Extensive inventory forms basis for legislation governing when trees in the Brazilian rainforests can be logged
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 00:00
Scientists have previously shown that West Antarctica is losing ice, but how that ice is lost remained unclear. Now, using data from Earth observing satellites and airborne science missions, scientist
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 00:00
found a remarkable effect while studying how marine particles sink, which could affect the way scientists assess global carbon fluxes. Their question - How fast does organic material and debris clumpe
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 00:00
A new NASA computer modeling effort has found that additional growth of plants and trees in a world with doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would create a new negative feedback- a cooling effe
Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 00:00
Coal-tar-based pavement sealant is the largest source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in 40 urban lakes studied by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 00:00
Using a rapid sea-level rise scenario, most coastal wetlands worldwide will disappear near the end of the 21st century. In contrast, under the slow sea-level rise projection, wetlands with low sedimen