Following the major eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, researchers have shown how sulfur aerosols emitted into the atmosphere impact cloud formation by creating creating smaller water droplets that reflect more light.
A citizen-science project is transcribing whaling ships' logs from the mid-1800s in order to add to the environmental history of the Arctic. Want to help, while looking at pages scanned from logbooks held till now in New England libraries and institutions?
Whales are adversely impacted by the sounds ships make under the water. The combination of a vehicle's speed and its propeller count play a large role in noise disturbance.
Researchers reveal that an Old World monkey species known as macaques carry astroviruses from a number of species, including human, bovine, bird, cow and dog. This suggests the viruses are more diverse than previously thought.
Dolly Varden, an Alaskan trout species, are able to retire from migrating each year after growing big enough to store and utilize fat reserves. This is the only known species that partakes in such a retirement.
In a new study, students shed light on how sea stars respond to a deadly disease that caused a major die-off three years ago. This could help conservationists better protect starfish populations.
After making the most comprehensive study of fish species in the Salish Sea (the body of water that includes Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, University of Washington researchers have reported that species diversity there has increased 14 percent.
Noting that the current methods aren't working, Western-based scientists from more than six institutions co-authored a commentary in the journal Science, suggesting controlled burns and dividing land into zones with varying priorities for immediate suppression--like Parks Canada does.
In a study of algae in a volcanic seep off the coast of Sicily, researchers learned that the mermaid's wineglass alga is floppy when exposed to more carbon dioxide. Their findings help sketch out what might happen in more acidic oceans.
Researchers collected small chum salmon from Elliot Bay and restored beaches along the coast of Seattle in order to better understand how urbanized shorelines affect salmon eating habits. It turns out restored beaches provide the young fish with a buffet of small crustaceans that help them survive and grow into adulthood.
In addition to the raging wildfires, the Pacific Northwest lowlands are experiencing devastation in mountain pond habitats as a result of climate change. According to recent forecast models, this just may be new norm that amphibians have to get used to.
NASA Hubble Space Telescope images revealed 2,753 young, blue star clusters in a neighboring galaxy. This sheds light on the formation history of stars in our universe.
A pale, bewhiskered, tricksy fish was recently discovered between 3000 and 4000 feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
A collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and four West Coast universities will aim to turn an earthquake early-warning system tested since 2006 toward the public. How much more will geological studies learn?