Legal battles loom and pollution levels could rise as fuel economy standards are relaxed
Researchers have data. Corporate executives have innovations. Mayors have real problems to solve. Yet these people do not necessarily understand how they can help one another make cities healthier and more productive. Enthusiasts from all three groups met at Springer Nature’s Science and the Sustainable City Summit held July 11 in Singapore to figure out how, together, they can create long-term livability and viability.
Shark researchers used a system for recognizing patterns in star field photographs to identify whale sharks, which have individual spot patterns.
A study of human–mammal interaction across the globe found animals are more prone to take to the night around humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.
New study finds citylike air pollution levels in the nation’s parks
How smart urban planning and design can help people and the planet
Such fires are causing spikes in fine particles that threaten human health
Urban leaders must work with researchers to solve real human problems
The decade-long, bipartisan program was aimed at reducing reliance on ethanol from food crops
Very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe.
Emails reveal administration officials want to shelve environmental policies to speed oil and gas development
The Cerrado is the most threatened biome in Brazil, environmentalists proclaim
Sanderlings, red knots and ruddy turnstones failed to breed this year along the Arctic island’s east coast due to record snow cover
Wine book author Kevin Begos explains that just a few varieties of wine grapes dominate the industry, which leaves them vulnerable to potentially catastrophic disease outbreaks.
Brett Kavanaugh has been skeptical of EPA authority to regulate carbon emissions
Without action, the industry could jeopardize the Paris Agreement’s global climate target
Acting administrator and coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, or another nominee for the chief spot, will face tough review
Researchers show where to release sulfur aerosols into the atmosphere with the least chance of causing droughts or flooding rains
Visitors can see and learn about sharks and their environment in the new "Ocean Wonders: Sharks!" facility at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium.
Most invertebrates get smaller on average in cities, although a few very mobile species respond to urbanization by growing.