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Environmental Policy News — ScienceDaily Environmental Policy. Read policy recommendations from scientists and scientific organizations on many aspects of environmental policy. Background research available.

  • Location and extent of coral reefs mapped worldwide using advanced AI
    on October 28, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Researchers have generated a global coral reef extent map using a single methodology capable of predicting the location of shallow coral reefs with nearly 90% accuracy.

  • Renewable energy targets can undermine sustainable intentions
    on October 28, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Renewable energy targets (RETs) may be too blunt a tool for ensuring a sustainable future, according to new research.

  • Healthcare as a climate solution
    on October 26, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Although the link may not be obvious, healthcare and climate change — two issues that pose major challenges around the world — are in fact more connected than society may realize. So say researchers, who are increasingly proving this to be true.

  • US corn crop’s growing sensitivity to drought revealed
    on October 26, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    New management approaches and technology have allowed the US. Corn Belt to increase yields despite some changes in climate. However, soil sensitivity to drought has increased significantly, according to a new study that could help identify ways to reverse the trend.

  • Globalized economy making water, energy and land insecurity worse
    on October 26, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalisation may be decreasing, rather than increasing, the security of global supply chains.

Global Warming News — ScienceDaily Global Warming Research. Learn about the causes and effects of global warming. Consider possible global warming solutions. Read predictions of rising sea levels, coral reef bleaching and mass extinctions climate change may cause.

Exotic Species News — ScienceDaily Learn how invasive species threaten ecosystems. Read current research on biodiversity loss due to introduced species and more.

  • Decades-long effort revives ancient oak woodland
    on October 29, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Vestal Grove in Cook County, Illinois, looks nothing like the scrubby, buckthorn-choked tangle that first confronted restoration ecologists 37 years ago. Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team that focused on rooting up invasive plants and periodically burning, seeding native plants and culling deer, the forest again resembles its ancient self, researchers report.

  • Climate change drives plants to extinction in the Black Forest in Germany
    on October 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Climate change is leaving its mark on the bog complexes of the German Black Forest. Due to rising temperatures and longer dry periods, two plant species have gone extinct over the last 40 years. The populations of many others have decreased by one third. According to a new study, more species could become extinct in the next couple of decades.

  • Coral researchers find link between bacterial genus and disease susceptibility
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Corals that appear healthy are more prone to getting sick when they’re home to too many parasitic bacteria, new research shows.

  • Reforestation plans in Africa could go awry
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    An international team publishes the findings of a study on the biogeographical history of sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Small mussels in the Baltic are getting even smaller
    on October 27, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Blue mussels in the Baltic Sea are getting smaller with time but bigger in numbers, according to a new study. Analyzing data from the last 24 years, the main reason for this appears to be changes in food quality. The type of phytoplankton that is available for blue mussels to eat can in turn be linked to our changing climate.

Exotic Species News — ScienceDaily Learn how invasive species threaten ecosystems. Read current research on biodiversity loss due to introduced species and more.

  • Decades-long effort revives ancient oak woodland
    on October 29, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Vestal Grove in Cook County, Illinois, looks nothing like the scrubby, buckthorn-choked tangle that first confronted restoration ecologists 37 years ago. Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team that focused on rooting up invasive plants and periodically burning, seeding native plants and culling deer, the forest again resembles its ancient self, researchers report.

  • Climate change drives plants to extinction in the Black Forest in Germany
    on October 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Climate change is leaving its mark on the bog complexes of the German Black Forest. Due to rising temperatures and longer dry periods, two plant species have gone extinct over the last 40 years. The populations of many others have decreased by one third. According to a new study, more species could become extinct in the next couple of decades.

  • Coral researchers find link between bacterial genus and disease susceptibility
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Corals that appear healthy are more prone to getting sick when they’re home to too many parasitic bacteria, new research shows.

  • Reforestation plans in Africa could go awry
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    An international team publishes the findings of a study on the biogeographical history of sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Small mussels in the Baltic are getting even smaller
    on October 27, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Blue mussels in the Baltic Sea are getting smaller with time but bigger in numbers, according to a new study. Analyzing data from the last 24 years, the main reason for this appears to be changes in food quality. The type of phytoplankton that is available for blue mussels to eat can in turn be linked to our changing climate.

Water News — ScienceDaily Learn about Earth’s water resources. Read current research on the water cycle, water pollution, groundwater depletion and lake protection.

  • Future lake food webs in Subarctic have more biomass and contain more omega-3 fatty acids
    on October 30, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Subarctic regions are facing rapid changes in climate and land-use intensity. An international research team recently completed an investigation to see how these changes are affecting the food webs and fish communities of lakes in northern Finland. Biomasses and omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, were determined from the algal producers at the base of food web to large carnivorous fish from 20 lakes along a pronounced climatic and productivity gradient.

  • Expect more mega-droughts
    on October 30, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Mega-droughts – droughts that last two decades or longer – are tipped to increase thanks to climate change, according to new research.

  • Waste not, want not: Recycled water proves fruitful for greenhouse tomatoes
    on October 30, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    In the driest state in the driest continent in the world, South Australian farmers are acutely aware of the impact of water shortages and drought. So, when it comes to irrigation, knowing which method works best is vital for sustainable crop development.

  • Organization of organisms: Better understanding of biological processes
    on October 30, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    A new model that describes the organization of organisms could lead to a better understanding of biological processes.

  • Researchers devise new method to get the lead out
    on October 30, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Researchers have devised a simple, quick and inexpensive way to quantify how much lead is trapped by a water filter.

Drought News — ScienceDaily Drought Research. Read where droughts are predicted, and what can be done about them.

  • Expect more mega-droughts
    on October 30, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Mega-droughts – droughts that last two decades or longer – are tipped to increase thanks to climate change, according to new research.

  • Waste not, want not: Recycled water proves fruitful for greenhouse tomatoes
    on October 30, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    In the driest state in the driest continent in the world, South Australian farmers are acutely aware of the impact of water shortages and drought. So, when it comes to irrigation, knowing which method works best is vital for sustainable crop development.

  • Ancient lake contributed to past San Andreas fault ruptures
    on October 26, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    The San Andreas fault, which runs along the western coast of North America and crosses dense population centers like Los Angeles, California, is one of the most-studied faults in North America because of its significant hazard risk. Based on its roughly 150-year recurrence interval for magnitude 7.5 earthquakes and the fact that it’s been over 300 years since that’s happened, the southern San Andreas fault has long been called ‘overdue’ for such an earthquake.

  • US corn crop’s growing sensitivity to drought revealed
    on October 26, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    New management approaches and technology have allowed the US. Corn Belt to increase yields despite some changes in climate. However, soil sensitivity to drought has increased significantly, according to a new study that could help identify ways to reverse the trend.

  • Globalized economy making water, energy and land insecurity worse
    on October 26, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalisation may be decreasing, rather than increasing, the security of global supply chains.

Wildfires News — ScienceDaily Learn about the science of wildfires — risk factors, smoke emissions, effective controls, role in forest ecology and long-term problems.