• The Asian Clams of Lake Tahoe are getting TOO comfortable!

    The population of the small coffee-colored Asian clams has soared in the southeast portion of the lake, threatening to hog food sources and excrete nutrients that foster algae growth, according to an annual Lake Tahoe report by UC Davis researchers. >> Read the Full Article
  • No Matter How Well You Model it, Humans are to Blame

    New research appearing in the online issue of the Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and a group of international researchers found that model quality does not affect the ability to identify human effects on atmospheric water vapor. >> Read the Full Article
  • Do Phosphate Oridnances Make a Difference?

    Phosphorus levels in the Huron River dropped an average of 28 percent after Ann Arbor adopted an ordinance in 2006 that curtailed the use of phosphorus on lawns. >> Read the Full Article
  • Record Month for Renewable Energy in the U.S.

    The latest Electric Power Monthly Report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows net U.S. electrical generation from renewable sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, and wind) reached an all-time high in May of 2009, comprising 13% of the total electrical generation for the month. >> Read the Full Article
  • Was Shark in JAWS real after all?

    Sandbar, dusky and tiger sharks are among dozens of shark species living in the coastal waters off the U.S. East Coast. Little is known about many of the species, but a survey begun nearly 25 years ago is helping scientists and fishery resource managers to monitor shark populations and their role in marine ecosystems. >> Read the Full Article
  • Surprise, Sea Temperatures in July Hottest on Record!

    The Earth's oceans were the warmest ever this July, according to a study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration yesterday. The planet's ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for July, breaking the previous high mark established in 1998 according to an analysis by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The combined average global land and ocean surface temperature for July 2009 ranked fifth-warmest since world-wide records began in 1880. >> Read the Full Article
  • Wobbling Earth Triggers Climate Change

    Regular wobbles in the Earth's tilt were responsible for the global warming episodes that interspersed prehistoric ice ages, according to new evidence. The finding is the result of research led by Russell Drysdale of the University of Newcastle that has been able to accurately date the end of the penultimate ice age for the first time. >> Read the Full Article
  • Seining Salmon in the Seine?

    Salmon are returning to the Seine after an absence of almost a century as water in the river that runs through Paris has become cleaner in recent years, French scientists said. Once numerous in the river, Atlantic salmon disappeared from the Seine in the early 20th century, partly due to pollution from Paris sewers. But scientists celebrated an improvement in water quality in the Seine that has tempted the protected species back to Paris. >> Read the Full Article
  • Acid In The Oceans: A Growing Threat To Sea Life

    When we burn fossil fuels, we are not just putting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A lot of it goes into the sea. There, carbon dioxide turns into carbonic acid. And that turns ocean water corrosive, particularly to shellfish and corals. >> Read the Full Article
  • Sewage Breeds Bigger, Faster Mosquitoes

    Add this to the list of things that make sewage stink: Mosquitoes thrive on it. >> Read the Full Article