Following especially warm summers and increased icemelt, Greenland's ice sheet appears to waterlogged and unable to to buffer its contribution to rising sea levels.
Toxic stormwater has been linked to the death of coho salmon along the U.S. West Coast. Now, using a simply filtration system, researchers may be able to save them from extinction.
Microbiologists recently discovered a way to combat worldwide ocean dead zones that are attributed to nitrogen-based fertilizers. Naturally occurring bacteria called rhizobia could replace nitrogen in fertilizer once more is learned about one of its genes called HrrP. Reduced nitrogen runoff would translate into fewer ocean dead zones.
When too much rain drowns an area, dams and watersheds are at risk of overflowing. This poses serious threats to local areas. Researchers suggest ways that land use developers can mitigate flooding damages by using something as simple as porous concrete.
Careful planning of cities from now on is urged by new research, which finds that compact design plus extended green spaces is best.