A new study from UC San Diego examines how rising atmospheric carbon and acidifying oceans affects calcified and fleshy seaweeds differently.
New sensor buoys at Suggs and Barco Lakes will provide open-access data to scientists and the public through the National Ecological Observatory Network.
A study from the USGS has found concentrations of a controversial class of insecticides in more than half of streams sampled in the U.S.
A new USGS study analyzing the effects of climate variability on intermittent streams finds their flow regimes closely reflect historical climate patterns.
A study of 12 Californian wildfires found that plant species associated with a southern distribution grew more abundant than northern species post-fire.
Shifts in oceanic and atmospheric conditions helped bring the rare Galapagos penguin back from the edge of extinction over a 30-year period.
A new study using NASA satellite data finds that phytoplankton blooms contribute to the brightness and reflectivity of clouds in the Southern Ocean.
A five-year study of corn and soybean growth in strip-till and no-till fields finds that strip-tilling improves soil quality and crop nutrient uptake.
Using data from a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory buoy, UC Davis researchers find that Lake Tahoe's captivating blueness comes from algae, not water clarity.
Waterlogged soils known as peatlands are great natural carbon storage systems, but are regularly developed into oil palm plantations. A new study from University of Minnesota suggests that developing peatland into plantations releases twice as much carbon from soil as previously thought, according to a release from the university....
A study from Dartmouth College found that forests’ roles in combating climate change extend beyond their capacity for carbon capture.
NOAA's Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects database provides information on more than 35,000 toxic materials and can help determine impacts of spills.
Unseasonably warm temperatures in the Pacific and western Atlantic oceans could lead to more rapid bleaching of corals in the Northern Hemisphere, according to a statement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Corals bleach when they are stressed by major environmental shifts that cause them to eject the...
A new study suggests that mangrove forests could mitigate the impacts of sea level rise in some of the world’s most threatened regions.
An interdisciplinary research team from UC Santa Cruz obtained the first-ever measurement of geothermal flux beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet.
A map of rotavirus pathogen emission rates in waterways around the world highlights a need for improved wastewater infrastructure in many regions.
Despite the onset of a warmer, drier climate in northern China, a new study suggests that increased farming is responsible for drying soil in one of the nation’s vital agricultural regions, according to a Purdue University press release. Researchers from Purdue and China Agricultural University examined soil moisture data...
Researchers with the University of Maryland have developed a new method to remove PCBs from sediment using bacteria and carbon.
Stretching from southern California to British Columbia, a toxic algae bloom is shutting down fisheries along the west coast and puzzling researchers.
Climate change has driven many terrestrial and aquatic species northward, but North American and European bumblebees are proving an exception to the rule. By not shifting their ranges north, bumblebees have lost up to 300 kilometers of viable habitat across both continents, according to a study by scientists at...