Corals release their eggs and sperm based on photosynthetic cues provided by moonlight. However, when artificial light pollution interferes with natural light, corals fail to spawn. This could have serious impacts on threatened reefs.
After examining precipitation and groundwater data from wells scattered across the tropics, researchers discovered these freshwater resources may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought, and may even benefit from fewer but more intense rainfall patterns.
If the European Union lifted its ban on feeding pigs food waste, roughly 1.8 million hectares of threatened Brazilian forest and savannah could be saved from excess agricultural development.
Using an advanced infrared camera, researchers have made methane emissions visible. This may help monitor and measure striking levels of greenhouse gases.
Wood pellets have become an increasingly popular alternative source of fuel, and are even more environmentally friendly compared to coal, when factoring harvesting and transportation.
Researchers from the Ecological Society of America propose new designs for next generation cities that will focus on working with nature, rather than against it.
New buoys attached to seafloor pumps are harnessing the energy provided by undersea waves.
Using nano-sized particles of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, researchers have found a way to increase the growth and antioxidant content of tomato plants. This may soften the impact population growth has on natural resources in the future.
America's Dust Bowl in the 1930s severely impacted soil quality –- so much so that the effects remain to present day.
A new metal alloy could alleviates the use of coolant gases associated with global warming and lead to the development of ecofriendly cooling systems and magnetic refrigerants that are more resistant to wear and corrosion.
Rare Hawaiian forest birds may lose half of their natural high-elevation habitat by the end of the century, thanks to climate shifts and disease outbreaks.
Conservationists recently created a new nature reserve known as the Geometric Tortoise Preserve to house the largest and last viable population of geometric tortoises.
Hypercarnivores, or enormous predators, most likely shaped the ecosystem during the Pleistocene epoch. Essentially, packs of these large animals controlled populations of herbivores so to preserve the ancient landscapes and valuable vegetation.
Northern Atlantic cod are making a comeback off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This proves that with proper conservation measures, population recovery is possible.