Environmental Science

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

Correction: Hurricanes-Q&A story

Sep 7, 2017

Correction: Hurricanes-Q&A story

Billions of dead trees force US fire crews to shift tactics

Sep 7, 2017

Thick stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of lifeless, unstable trees that could come crashing down with deadly force

A singular storm in Houston; a recurring nightmare in Mumbai

Sep 1, 2017

Two massive, rain-soaked cities on opposite sides of the world are struggling with swirling, brackish waters that have brought death and devastation, but while it's unprecedented for Houston, it's painfully common for Mumbai

In Venice, 'First Reformed' asks: Is God an ecologist?

Aug 31, 2017

Two crises unfold in Paul Schrader's "First Reformed," which has its world premiere Thursday at the Venice Film Festival _ one spiritual, the other environmental

Scientists say warming makes storms, like Harvey, wetter

Aug 29, 2017

Scientists say, by the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped a record-breaking 1 million gallons of water for every person in southeastern Texas _ in a glimpse of the wet and wild future global warming could bring

Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

Aug 22, 2017

The Gulf of Maine is the latest global hotspot to lose kelp forests, which are critical to the fishing industry

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH