(Simons Consulting) Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that conserving rainforests in the Amazon River Basin will increase the amount of electricity that hydropower projects in the area can produce.
(University of East Anglia) Almost two-thirds of common plants and half the animals could see a dramatic decline this century due to climate change -- according to research from the University of East Anglia. But acting quickly to mitigate climate change could reduce losses by 60 percent and buy an additional 40 years for species to adapt.
(National Physical Laboratory) The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory has been unveiled as one of the first verification bodies of the EU Environmental Technology Verification Pilot Programme with specific remit for the independent verification of Energy Technologies under the scheme.
(Global Biodiversity Information Facility) Climate change could dramatically reduce the geographic ranges of thousands of common plant and animal species during this century, according to research using data made freely available online through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers have developed an enzyme-free ionic liquid pretreatment of cellulosic biomass that makes it easier to recover fermentable sugars for biofuels and to recycle the ionic liquid.
(University of Georgia) The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy.
(Cell Press) Coral reefs are in decline, but their collapse can still be avoided with local and global action. That's according to findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 9 based on an analysis that combines the latest science on reef dynamics with the latest climate models.
(National Science Foundation) The Arctic was very warm during a period roughly 3.5 to 2 million years ago -- a time when research suggests that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was roughly comparable to today's -- leading to the conclusion that relatively small fluctuations in carbon dioxide levels can have a major influence on Arctic climate, according to a new analysis of the
(Case Western Reserve University) The water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed, researchers from Brown and Case Western Reserve universities and Carnegie Institution of Washington have found.
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) "While existing geologic records from the Arctic contain important hints about this time period, we are presenting the most continuous archive of information about past climate change from the entire Arctic borderlands.