Earth systems engineering and management
Earth systems engineering and management (ESEM) is a discipline used to analyze, design, engineer and manage complex environmental systems. It entails a wide range of subject areas including anthropol...
What The ‘Sixth Extinction’ Will Look Like In The Oceans: The Largest Species Die Off First
New research on threatened ocean species finds a strong pattern with only one possible cause: Humans.
World's Wilderness Reduced By A Tenth Since 1990s
The world's wilderness is vanishing at an "alarming" rate, say conservationists.
It's Probably Too Late To Stop Global Warming
We've passed the point of no return when it comes to stopping a rise of 1.5°C (2.7°F) in global temperatures, a new study has found.Your grandchildren are going to love this.
Crippled Atlantic Currents Triggered Ice Age Climate Change
The last ice age wasn’t one long big chill. Dozens of times temperatures abruptly rose or fell, causing all manner of ecological change. Mysteriously, ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica show that...
Antarctica Could Lose Most Of Its Penguins To Climate Change
A new study finds significant impact, and a possible silver lining, for the iconic birds over the next century.
Beijing Has fallen: China's Capital Sinking By 11cm A year, Satellite Study Warns
Pumping of groundwater blamed for causing soil to collapse as development roars ahead above, with railways among infrastructure at risk, say scientists
Lake Mead Hits All-Time Low Amid Ongoing Drought
Crucial Nevada reservoir at lowest point since Hoover Dam was built in 1936; water managers plan to let it drop further..
After The Pacific Ocean Swallows Villages And Five Solomon Islands, A Study Blames Climate Change
The sea has eroded or completely swallowed at least 11 of the Solomon Islands over the past 70 years. Why some of the Solomon Islands have disappeared A study has found that five of the Solomon Islan...
New Giant Tortoise Species Found In Galapagos
The discovery of the new species, detailed in a study reported today (Oct. 21) in the journal "PLOS ONE," is likely to help focus attention on the newly named Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise (Chelonoidis ...
Oceans Slowed Global Temperature Rise, Scientists Report
A new study of ocean temperature measurements shows that in recent years, extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, thus accounting f...
Volcanic Eruptions That Changed Human History
It is well known that large volcanic eruptions contribute to climate variability. However, quantifying these contributions has proven challenging due to inconsistencies in both historic atmospheric da...
GE Launches The Next Evolution Of Wind Energy Making Renewables More Efficient, Economic: The Digital Wind Farm
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—May 19, 2015—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm, a dynamic, connected and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with the digi...
Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar-Powered Green Chemistry Rehabilitates CO2
A breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they ar...
Turbines Harness the Power from Water Flowing Through City Pipes Underground to Power Portland Homes
A Portland water pipeline is now producing enough electricity to power more than a hundred homes. Suddenly, when Portland residents turn on the tap they are getting water and energy for the price of o...
Gold in faeces 'is worth millions and could save the environment'
Fortunes could be saved from going down the drain by extracting gold and precious metals from human excrement, scientists suggest. Sewage sludge contains traces of gold, silver and platinum at levels ...
U.S. Droughts Will Be the Worst in 1,000 Years
The Southwest and central Great Plains will dry out even more than previously thought
Environmental science
Environmental science is a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences (including but not limited to ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, zoology, m...
What The ‘Sixth Extinction’ Will Look Like In The Oceans: The Largest Species Die Off First
New research on threatened ocean species finds a strong pattern with only one possible cause: Humans.