Environmental Science

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

Oct 17, 2017

Australian government rejects plan to generate 42 percent of country's power from wind, solar energy

Russia launches European atmosphere monitoring satellite

Oct 13, 2017

Russia has successfully launched a satellite into orbit that will monitor Europe's atmosphere, helping to study air pollution

Another El Nino problem: More carbon dioxide in air

Oct 12, 2017

A new NASA satellite details how the whopper of an El Nino a couple years ago added more heat-trapping carbon dioxide to the air

250 years after Washington drained it, feds soak a swamp

Oct 11, 2017

The federal government is trying to undo damage from two centuries of logging at the Great Dismal Swamp

The Latest: Walrus advocates slam endangered species denial

Oct 4, 2017

The author of a petition to list the Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species says the federal government has made a disgraceful decision in rejecting the listing

The Latest: Nobel winner 'like Google Earth for molecules'

Oct 4, 2017

3 researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developments in electron microscopy.

Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific on tsunami debris

Sep 29, 2017

Nearly 300 species of sea creatures, including mussels, fish and crabs, hitchhiked on debris from the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan to reach US shores

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. researchers want to study 1 million people to learn how genes, environments and lifestyles interact, so they can better tailor health care

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions

Sep 18, 2017

Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed

Massachusetts study: Climate change threatens birds

Sep 13, 2017

A new report warns that more than 40 percent of the most common breeding species of birds in Massachusetts are considered "highly vulnerable" to climate change

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