Environment News

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.
Monday, November 1, 2010 - 23:00
The Missouri River needs a flow of sediment, not just water, to stay healthy, and regulatory agencies and scientists need to do a better job of gathering and understanding information about that proce
Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 23:00
Team says current models may underestimate ozone levels; findings made by characterizing rates of key chemical reactions