The brown haze over Asia warms the atmosphere just as much as greenhouse gases
Bubonic plague may be responsible for reducing the genetic diversity of present-day Britons
A century's worth of records suggests that hurricanes are on the rise and a warming Atlantic is to blame
New microbe not only loves the high heat of volcanic hot springs, it also drinks in the sun's energy
New material proves an adept filter for heavy metals as well as an efficient semiconductor, once freeze-dried into an aerogel
In addition to its direct contribution to global warming, ozone may worsen climate change by preventing plant growth that would otherwise capture carbon dioxide
An obscure scale helps communicate the relative severity of a nuclear accident
I promise not to give anything away, just wanted to highlight a few facts about the impending mega-release: its first printing will consume 16,700 tons of paper (which, depending on whose estimates of tree per piece of paper you believe, equals roughly 400,800 trees), according to Scholastic...
Consider the case of pulmonologist David Schwartz, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science. * The $250,000-a-year director earns $150,000 as an expert witness in asbestos cases during his tenure so far (pdf)...
Among the things you might find in a golf course pond are errant balls, clubs hurled in anger and native amphibians
A chance encounter in a Manhattan Chinese restaurant with a terrapin turtle led Richard Ogust into living in a tent besides a New Jersey warehouse where he temporarily stored a collection of rare and endangered turtles that had swelled to more than 1,200 specimens...
Biologist Virpi Lummaa's work reveals that humans may be the best subject to study for evolutionary effects across generations
Specific species matter in delivering specific ecosystem services, but for the broad range of those functions the number and diversity of species matters, too
Studying the interactions of industrial chemicals in air reveals that thousands may accumulate in fat as they travel up the food chain
Smokers who use the drug varenicline to help them stop lighting up may discover it also reduces their urge to drink
Using ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland, researchers have extended the climate record back 800,000 years and have shown that the world's largest island may have been sealed in ice for at least that long...
While tough on reefs directly in their path, hurricanes actually help reefs further afield by cooling oceans that have grown too warm
In some areas of the world, up to 63 percent of all the energy produced by plants—energy that would normally fuel native ecosystems—has been pressed into service for humankind...
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Scientists successfully transfer the entire genetic code of one germ to another, bringing them a step closer to synthesizing life