Environment News

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 00:00
Artificially accelerated weathering of the mineral olivine may increasingly remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and counteract ocean acidification.
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 00:00
A mosaic of satellite images show the movement of fragmented ice away from ice edge, which scientists use to track the loss of multiyear ice due to melt.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 00:00
Scientists have long known that atmospheric convection in the form of hurricanes and tropical ocean thunderstorms tends to occur when sea surface temperature rises above a threshold.
Monday, November 8, 2010 - 00:00
Nearly 6 percent of greenhouse gases generated by humans are due to the flow of products to consumers. The good news is that corporations could significantly lower these emissions by systematically an
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 23:00
The steep-sided, cone-shaped Mount Merapi volcano is both boon and curse to the people of Indonesia. Volcanic ash from its frequent eruptions makes the soil fertile enough to support a large populatio
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 23:00
Excess nitrogen from agricultural and urban lands is contaminating groundwater, streams, lakes and estuaries, where it causes harmful algal blooms and contributes to fish kills.