A model of a manmade inlet will help with the cleanup of unexploded ordnance at Tisbury Great Pond, a former Navy bombing practice site.
On October of 2006, a train derailment sent 23 tank cars full of ethanol off the tracks. Three of them spilled their contents into the Beaver River, a tributary of the Ohio River that enters at mile 25. What could have been an environmental disaster was avoided by the...
A skiing enthusiast, Danielle Perrot has understandable concern for the condition of her recreational surface. If the snow is too dirty, it sticks to the skis. If it melts too early, the ski season ends prematurely. If the mountain pine beetle infestation spreads, trees fall on the slopes, hopefully...
NOAA has increased red snapper catch limits in the Gulf of Mexico from 7.53 million pounds in 2011 to 8.08 million pounds this year.
The Nature Conservancy in Washington is restoring an estuary by simply removing a farm dike that has been at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River for nearly 60 years.
The European Environment Agency has declared that the Serpentine River, to be used for the triathlon and marathon swimming events at this year’s Olympic Games in London, is in “good and sufficient” condition for bathing water standards.
Though climate change is detrimental to many species, Great Britain’s brown argus butterfly, once a declining species, is thriving.
Recent research shows that coastal seagrasses can store more carbon in their soils than temperate and tropical forests.
A research team at the University of Miami has developed a cloud computing technology to predict storm strength and surge from tropical storms and hurricanes.
El Paso Water Utilities have asked El Paso residents to severely cut down on water use for the next two weeks to avoid mandatory restrictions brought on by unwavering drought conditions.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released and infographic depicting the growth of nuclear power over the past 56 years.
A recent study revealed that oil from the Deepwater Horizon explosion did not reach as much of the Gulf Coast as feared due to the force of the Mississippi River.
Typically ecologists and wildlife mourn a river that has run dry. However, in places like Australia, many rivers experience a natural dry period annually. A recent article in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment argued the human and ecological value of a dry riverbed. Farmers often use...
After analyzing the structure of leaves, researchers at Princeton University created solar cells containing the same wrinkles and folds
A new study based on measurements from NASA’s Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) shows that warm ocean currents flowing under nearly half the ice shelves in Antarctica are the main cause of ice loss on the continent.
Coarse sand coated with graphite could be a cheap solution to filtering drinking water in poor countries.
Estimates of the amount of plastic in the oceans are probably far off, as recent studies by a University of Washington researcher show much of the plastic is beneath the surface, where many don’t look.
Over 11,000 fish and other aquatic species in the Dayton, Ohio area have died since April 17, according to Ohio wildlife officials.
According to research recently published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, hydraulic fracturing should occur at least 600 meters from water supplies to prevent contaminating the water.
With the recent spread of Asian carp raising concerns, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed alternative ideas to prevent the spread of the invasive fish between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watersheds.