There could be billions of shallow lakes and ponds on Earth, though lack of mapping systems makes it hard to know just how many exist.
An early 2014, a great anomaly descended upon the seas: A patch of warm water that manifested in the Gulf of Alaska. Scientists called it “The Blob.”
Tropical forest birds, which tend to have wings that are short and round relative to their body length and shape, are more sensitive to habitat fragmentation than the long, slender-winged species common in temperate forests, according to an international collaboration that included scientists from Oregon State University.
For much of May 2023, wildland fires raged in western Canada. In the last few days of the month, blazes flared up thousands of miles to the east as well, in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia.
An international team of astrophysicists has discovered something wholly new, hidden in the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
University of California, Riverside, chemical and environmental engineering scientists have identified two species of bacteria found in soil that break down a class of stubborn “forever chemicals,” giving hope for low-cost biological cleanup of industrial pollutants.
In the United States, low-income immigrant and minority children often live in environments that have highly polluted air.
The world is getting hotter, causing shifts in seasonal patterns and increasing the amount of extreme weather such as severe droughts and heat waves, which can affect crop yields and food supplies.
Electrifying transportation is an essential step towards mitigating climate change.
At least 2 billion people worldwide routinely drink water contaminated with disease-causing microbes.
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