Poás Volcano is similar to Mars in its chemical reactions and its harsh environment. Researchers are studying Poás to see what Martian life might be like.
A new University of Utah study shows that Arctic clouds are sensitive to industrial air pollution but not biomass burning.
Research has generated a model for predicting the magnitude of seismic activity triggered by wastewater injection—a report on a natural seismic experiment.
The Iowa Cover Crop Incentive is helping farmers get better yields from their land and keep levels of phosphorus and nitrogen in water healthy.
High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes (HELIX) project undertaken by 50 scientists in 13 countries gives some insight into mitigating global climate change.
OCO-2 shows it is capable of detecting point sources of CO2, including volcanoes, using advanced spectrometry.
A USDA-funded project is aimed at developing a transferable strategy for achieving community stakeholder engagement in agricultural sustainable water issues.
Researchers have quantified nitrate levels in the vadose zone worldwide for the first time, warning of potential for groundwater contamination.
Synthesizing years of information about U.S. aquifers in a new way leads to estimate of CO2 emissions from groundwater depletion.
The Water Institute of the Gulf is using new approaches to harness the power of community knowledge in service to scientific goals.
NASA and NOAA launch JPSS-1/NOAA-20 satellite capable of accurate seven day weather predictions, monitoring sea ice, volcanic ash, wildfires, algal blooms, and more.
Health officials and community action groups team up to install low-cost air quality monitors in Imperial County, California.
NASA satellite data and eddy covariance tower data indicate areas globally where trees are especially subject to drought, such as tropical and boreal areas.
Extreme weather events caused by climate change are making it harder for sunlight to disinfect water, making waterborne illnesses a graver threat.
Researchers at UC Berkeley found that allowing, not suppressing forest fires, can improve tree health and help water spread through Yosemite National Park.
Existing datasets on soil moisture and snowpack help scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research refine drought predictions.
After nearly a decade of fieldwork in Costa Rica, Stanford University scientists have devised a method for estimating biodiversity using tree cover.
Researchers using weather bikes tap into their potential for studying urban heat, air pollution and the effectiveness of green infrastructure.
Scientists at the University of Wyoming lead an effort to dissect evaporation and transpiration in the mountains of Medicine Bow National Forest.
Prehistoric humans living near modern-day British Columbia were able to forego migrating and survive year round in one place, a rarity, on salmon.