Study suggests rings offer long term picture other technologies can't
A study led by SFU archaeology professor Dana Lepofsky and Hakai Institute researcher Nicole Smith reveals that clam gardens, ancient Indigenous food security systems located along B.C.'s coast, date back at least 3,500 years--almost 2,000 years older than previously thought.
During the Vietnam War, United States aircraft sprayed more than 20 million gallons of herbicides, including dioxin-contaminated Agent Orange, on the country's rain forests, wetlands, and croplands. Agent Orange defoliated the thick jungle vegetation concealing Viet Cong fighters and destroyed a portion of the country's food crops, but it was primarily the dioxin contaminant that harmed so many Vietnamese and U.S. military personnel.
Some efforts at reducing carbon emissions could actually increase the risk of water quality impairments, researchers find
Community-driven MPA a major conservation victory for the 'center of the center' of marine biodiversity
Understanding the global carbon cycle provides scientists with vital clues about the planet's habitability.
The world's largest coordinated network of protected areas is not located at the South Pole or in Australia, Africa, Asia or on the American continents - but in Europe.
Predator-prey equilibria are being disrupted by climate change, according to a study led by Brazilian researchers and published in Nature Climate Change.
New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, highlights the importance of considering cold temperature variability, and not just warming temperatures when evaluating the impact of climate change.
Researchers at KIT and the University of Edinburgh show that previous measures to reduce global warming through land use change are insufficient
Location, location, location: Proximity to the mainland determines how coral reef communities respond to major environmental disturbances
Researchers tracked Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus in Cambodia after its discovery in 2015. The potentially devastating virus threatens 3.5 million hectares, highlighting the need for disease-resistant varieties and rapid epidemic management
Over the past 20 years, concentrations of pharmaceuticals have increased in freshwater sources all over the world, as research by environmental experts at Radboud University has revealed. Levels of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin have reached the point of potentially causing damaging ecological effects.
Based on new data published today in the journal Science, it seems increasingly likely that an asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago reignited massive volcanic eruptions in India, half a world away from the impact site in the Caribbean Sea.