Scientists often look to the past for clues about how Earth’s landscapes might shift under a changing climate, and for insight into the migrations of human communities through time.
Tag: Environmental Methods
Tackling counterfeit seeds with “unclonable” labels
A team of MIT researchers has come up with a kind of tiny, biodegradable tag that can be applied directly to the seeds themselves, and that provides a unique randomly created code that cannot be duplicated.
Study shows how biodiversity of coral reefs around the world changes with depth
Researchers show that mesophotic coral reefs function much differently than their shallower counterparts and are unlikely to offer a refuge for shallow water fishes trying to escape climate-change driven warming on the ocean’s surface.
Living near a “food swamp” may increase stroke risk among adults 50 and older
Adults ages 50 and older who lived near dense fast food and unhealthy food environments known as “food swamps” had a higher risk of stroke compared to those who lived in areas with fewer retail and fast food choices, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2023.
Frequent visits to green space linked to lower use of certain prescription meds
Frequent visits to urban green spaces, such as parks and community gardens in Finland, rather than the amount, or views of them from home, may be linked to lower use of certain prescription meds, suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
Reef fish must relearn the “rules of engagement” after coral bleaching
Mass coral bleaching events are making it harder for some species of reef fish to identify competitors, new research reveals.
Leveraging machine learning to help predict ship exhaust gas emissions
Ships are a major means of commercial transport, contributing to 80% of global goods and energy trade. However, they emit exhaust gases—from the engines when they are sailing, and from the engines and boiler when they dock in ports.
“Robust” amendments to insurance law and international environmental law needed to allow carbon capture, utilisation and storage
“Robust” amendments to insurance law and international environmental law are needed to allow carbon capture, utilisation and storage to take place legally so the technology can be used in the fight against global warming, a new study says.
Daylong wastewater samples yield surprises
Testing the contents of a simple sample of wastewater can reveal a lot about what it carries, but fails to tell the whole story, according to Rice University engineers.
Extremely hot and cold days linked to cardiovascular deaths
Extremely hot and cold temperatures both increased the risk of death among people with cardiovascular diseases, such as ischemic heart disease (heart problems caused by narrowed heart arteries), stroke, heart failure and arrhythmia, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.