Ammonia, a compound first synthesized about a century ago, has dozens of modern uses and has become essential in making the fertilizer that now sustains most of our global food production.
A chemical reaction pathway central to plant biology has been adapted to form the backbone of a new process that converts water into hydrogen fuel using energy from the sun.
Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean-heating observations.
Rising among fir and spruce on the Canadian Shield, the Ottawa River flows through forests and wetlands and alongside bucolic orchards and farms.
Bacteria, which are vital for the health of all animals, also played a major role in the evolution of animals and their tissues.
While most developed countries have reduced the construction of large dams for the production of electricity in recent decades, developing countries, including Brazil, have embarked on even more massive hydropower developments.
After early reports of microplastic pollution in our oceans and beaches sounded the alarm, the global scientific community intensified its focus into this area.
A study led by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University found fish become anxious and more cautious when water quality is degraded by sediment, an effect that could stunt their growth and damage their health.
In September 2014, William Precht received an alarming phone call. “I’m seeing something funky out on the reef,” a colleague reported. “It looks like disease.”
Nestled in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains is the quaint Gold Rush town of Nevada City.
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