Recent research tests the effects of multiple contaminants—two kinds of nanomaterials and nutrient pollution—on the eutrophication process in water.
Scientists have begun to present data gleaned from an array of sensors stretching across the North Atlantic, measuring what drives overturning and currents.
Duke University scientists sampling groundwater wells in North Carolina’s Piedmont region find hexavalent chromium can be produced naturally.
A study led in part by researchers at Duke University maps potential losses to coral reef ecosystems with predicted sea level and temperature rises.
Duke University and Smithsonian Institution scientists find that midwater crustaceans have anti-reflective coatings to protect them from predators.
An effort to mitigate soil acidity in Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest took a surprise turn when, 10 years later, nitrogen levels surged in nearby streams.
A study that sampled unlined coal ash ponds in the Southeastern U.S. finds toxic materials easily leak into surface waters and nearby groundwater.
A Duke University model developed over 20 years shows upsides to hurricanes -- they can help prevent drought and increase carbon uptake in trees.
Duke University scientists find water and soil contamination caused by wastewater spills from hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken region of North Dakota.
Scientists at Duke University use long-term imagery sets to assess the flattening effects of mountaintop removal in West Virginia.
When global temperatures rise, the Earth has a self-correcting mechanism called the Planck Response, which allows it to cool back down. The Planck Response is a large increase in infrared energy emitted by the Earth as it...
Forests and grasslands in the United States can’t seem to escape the impacts of drought, according to a new report from the U.S. Forest Service. Scientists at Duke University helped to compile and edit the report, which...
Duke University researchers use groundwater wells, YSI EXO sondes and tipping bucket rain gauges to study forest hydrology.
Coastal marshes are complex systems, critical to the health of the environment. Whether they will be able to adjust to climate change, including sea level rise, has been a subject of great concern for many scientists. However,...
Scientists at Duke University make huge strides in marsh conservation efforts, simply by clumping plants closer together.