A new report by the influential non-profit group National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) suggests that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is still not adequately protecting American nuclear reactors from the risk of hydrogen explosions such as the ones that crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear campus three years ago.
Excessive market demand for shrimp, sardines and other short-life fishes is having a greater impact on fisheries than climate change, according to new research.
Few pulses of bright light a day could help increase antioxidant production in space plants, a new study has found. Researchers say that the nutrient-rich plants could protect astronauts from eye damage during long space flights.
Rise in deer population prevents forest growth, researchers have found.
According to NASA, if the right type of airborne radar data is collected regularly, scientists may be able to predict sinkholes before they occur.
Scientists may have hit the jackpot on creating a constant source of solar energy, solving a great energy riddle. To date, solar energy has not been seen as a totally viable energy source because the Sun is not always shining. In spite of this, researchers may have found a way to store solar energy, one of the major challenges in creating renewable solar fuels.
Systemic burning of cropland and forests in Southeast Asia can create thick plumes of smoke that pose a health threat to many people, but little is known about how the smoke affects marine and coastal ecosystems. Now, a new study proposes ways to study the unseen impacts of biomass burning.
Oceans act as nitrogen oxide sink and clear up photochemical smog during night, according to a new study.
As sea levels rise and if current global warming trends hold true, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage list will be impacted by rising water, according to new research.
More than 764,000 acres of land in southern Arizona and New Mexico has been federally designated as critical habitat for jaguars, which are endangered and rarely seen in the US.
Large grazing mammals such as elephants and rhinoceroses once roamed through Europe, and their presence contributed to sustainable and biodiverse landscape made up of forests and rangeland, and a similar self-managing ecosystem could be reintroduced in Europe's national parks today, researchers contend.
The Arctic sea ice season is shortening by five days per decade, with the appearance of sea ice becoming delayed by warmer weather, according to new research.
If a parasite invades a barberry, the plant can abort its own seeds to prevent infestation, according to new research that claims the first ecological evidence of complex behavior in plants.
Hardwood forests in regions of the US Midwest will see increased periods of precipitation and drought, as well as higher temperatures, according to a US Forest Service report assessing forest vulnerability and ability to adapt to climate change.