Rapid Cloud Clearing Phenomenon Could Provide Another Piece of Climate Puzzle
Rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa could help climatologists understand how clouds affect Earth’s heating and cooling.
How Frequent Hurricanes Change Estuarial Ecosystems
Increased hurricane frequency can lead to increased algal blooms, fish kills and dead zones in estuaries.
City Fish Evolve Different Body Forms Than Country Fish
Some stream fish evolve sleek body shapes in urbanized waters, while others become less streamlined. Biologist Brian Langerhans examines the body shape disparities between city and rural fish.
“Space” Invader – Invasive Marine Fouling Species Crowds Out Natives
An invasive species of tunicate known as Clavelina oblonga crowds out and overgrows other marine fouling species and reduces biodiversity.
Tracing Subglacial Water Storage
Some 70 percent of the world’s population consumes water that has glacial input, so it’s important to understand how these icy giants operate.
Recommending a New Approach for the EPA on Low-Dose Endocrine Effects: Q&A With David Dorman
Committee provides strategies to EPA for evaluating low-dose effects of endocrine-active chemicals on human health.
Milkweed planted on Lonnie Poole Golf Course should help struggling monarch butterfly populations.
Invasive and Native Marsh Grasses May Provide Similar Benefits to Protected Wetlands
An invasive species of marsh grass may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands as native marsh grasses.
Urban Warming Slows Tree Growth, Photosynthesis
New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant role.
Food Additive Key to Environmentally Friendly, Efficient, Plastic Solar Cells
A common food additive helps researchers create a solar cell that can be manufactured without using environmentally hazardous chemicals.
Cleaning Up Brownfield Sites Benefits Environment, Nearby Property Values
Cleaning up contaminated properties can benefit more than just the environment, according to recently published research.
Dust, Pollution, and Decreasing Oxygen in the Tropical Pacific
For the past several decades, researchers have been tracking the decline in dissolved oxygen in the tropical Pacific Ocean. A new theory may provide part of the explanation – air pollution.
East Coast Should Expect Active Hurricane Season, Researchers Say
2016 may see an active Atlantic hurricane season, according to NC State researchers.
How Forecasting Water Reclamation Use Can Save Money, Water Resources
A changing climate and recent droughts in the South and West highlight the need to make the most of our limited water resources. One of the tools that can help the U.S. make efficient use of its water supplies is water reclamation – but utilities and water managers have sometimes struggled to deal with public perceptions of reclaimed water.
The Biochemistry of Fall Foliage
Bernhard Kräutler, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, explains the biochemical processes that help trees create their autumnal color displays. Don’t miss this colorful lecture.