Trump has made the climate research community anxious, shifting the focus and funding away from government efforts that delve on climate change such as NASA's earth sciences program and appointment of Myron Ebell as head of the EPA transition.
Japan can reduce its tsunami damage by building five-meter seawalls and as well as having coastal forests, according to a study.
Giant pandas may be cute, but these furry creatures have some trouble when it comes to getting some love action. According to a recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, giant pandas have some problems in digesting bamboo, which results to stomachaches and consequently, a not-so-active sex life.
You may think that the natural world is a place where only the strong and selfish can thrive. However, new research on mutual partnerships between species has shown that this is not always the case. In fact, species who depend on one another rarely ever 'cheat' or take advantage of their partners to survive.
Unlike a great many other first-world environmental agencies, the UK's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) remains fairly uncertain about neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides commonly called "neonics." Officials frequently cite one large-scale study in particular to argue that these chemicals are mostly harmless. Now, however, one researcher has set out to tell DEFRA that they've been wrongly interpreting that key study for the last two years.
March is upon us, and that means that scientists at the French-Italian Concordia research station in Antarctica are in the midst of prepping for a harsh winter - one that lasts half a year, with little to no contact with the rest of the world. What's worse, four of those six months will be spent without sunlight. Ah, the things some people will do for science.
If you were to walk into a grocery store and ask anyone in the dairy section which is more nutritious, organic or regular milk, they would likely tell you that organic is the safest bet. After all, that's why we pay more for organic products, right? Well now an independent team of researchers has found that we might actually be comparing apples to apples, where the differences between organic and conventional milks are far from Earth-shattering.
Researchers are always looking for ways to improve the accuracy of their findings, and one of these ways is to ensure that they know about each and every factor that can influence a lab subject. Now, a new study has found that to ensure that lab rats are not too stressed after feeling the bite of a hypodermic needle, you simply have to tickle them.
Tags that help researchers track the survival of fish may actually be making these animals more vulnerable to marine predators with hypersensitive hearing, such as seals. That would then make these tags little more than tiny "dinner bells," and could seriously skew survival data.
In an overarching review of nearly three decades worth of livestock feed studies, researchers recently determined that regulated genetically engineered (GE) feed has no notable impact on the health or productivity of animals. These results dispute the claims of some organic farmers and anti-GMO activists, many of whom have stipulated that altered feed was harming animals and tainting our food.
Your life flashing before your eyes, long dark tunnels ending in light, and out-of-body experiences are all common descriptions that follow what some call "near-death experiences." Now, a team of researchers are saying that this is more common than you'd think, and might be a very real phenomenon.
One of the most difficult parts of organic farming is, obviously, weed and pest control, as very few pesticides and herbicides are all natural. Now researchers are suggesting that herbicides that are as natural as you can get, derived straight from pure clove oil, are not good enough.
Researchers have recently released oil in part of the North Sea as a part of a contained experiment to better understand exactly what happens within the first few days of a spill. This, they claim, will provide them valuable insight in how to better mitigate an oil spill's adverse effects.
A new facility is being launched that will expose natural woodland to raised carbon dioxide levels, simulating conditions expected in the near future. This research is expected to give conversationalists and policy makers a look at future troubles the world's forests will face.