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June rainfall in the lower Yangtze River Basin can be predicted four months ahead
A new study shows that the Met Office's operational seasonal forecasting system can predict June rainfall in the middle/lower Yangtze River basin up to four months in advance. (2019-12-10)
Rice, Amazon report breakthrough in 'distributed deep learning'
Computer scientists from Rice University and Amazon, using a divide-and-conquer approach that leverages the power of compressed sensing, have shown they can train the equivalent of a 100 billion-parameter distributed deep learning network on a single machine in less than 35 hours for product search and similar extreme classification problems. (2019-12-09)
Wildlife in tropics hardest hit by forests being broken up
Tropical species are six times more sensitive to forests being broken up for logging or farming than temperate species, says new research. (2019-12-05)
Looking at tropical forests through new eyes
New University of Arizona-led science is using air-based maps of plant chemistry to improve carbon cycling models in hyperdiverse tropical forests. (2019-12-04)
Rural decline not driven by water recovery
New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that climate and economic factors are the main drivers of farmers leaving their properties in the Murray-Darling Basin, not reduced water for irrigation as commonly claimed. (2019-12-04)
How to improve water quality in Europe
Toxic substances from agriculture, industry and households endanger water quality in Europe -- and by extension, ecosystems and human health. (2019-12-03)
Climate science: Amazon fires may enhance Andean glacier melting
Burning of the rainforest in southwestern Amazonia (the Brazilian, Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon) may increase the melting of tropical glaciers in the Andes, according to a study in Scientific Reports. (2019-11-28)
Unexpected pattern of fish species richness found in the Amazon Basin
International collaboration results in largest-ever inventory of Amazon fish fauna. (2019-11-28)
UBC research highlights need to safeguard drones and robotic cars against cyber attacks
UBC researchers executed successful stealth attacks on real and simulated robotic vehicles, revealing vulnerabilities in the attack detection system most commonly used by such vehicles. (2019-11-27)
Nine climate tipping points now 'active,' warn scientists
More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now 'active,' a group of leading scientists have warned. (2019-11-27)
Black carbon found in the Amazon River reveals recent forest burnings
International study quantified and characterized charcoal and soot produced by incomplete burning of trees and transported by river to the Atlantic. (2019-11-20)
Olivine-norite rock detected by Yutu-2 likely crystallized from the SPA impact melt pool
Chang'E-4 research team lead by Prof. Yangting Lin from Key Laboratory of Earth and Planetary Physics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, suggested that olivine-norite rock detected by the lunar rover Yutu-2 likely crystallized from the SPA impact melt pool. (2019-11-19)
Sierra Nevada has oldest underground water recharge system in Europe
Scientists from the University of Granada, the IGME, and the Universities of Cologne and Lisbon have demonstrated that the careo irrigation channels of Sierra Nevada constitute the oldest underground aquifer recharge system on the continent. (2019-11-18)
The forests of the Amazon are an important carbon sink
The world's tropical forests store huge quantities of carbon in their biomass and thus constitute an important carbon sink. (2019-11-15)
Amazon deforestation and number of fires show summer of 2019 not a 'normal' year
The perceived scale of the Amazon blazes received global attention this summer. (2019-11-15)
Global climate change concerns for Africa's Lake Victoria
UH Researcher and team developed a model to project lake levels in world's largest tropical lake (2019-11-14)
Evolutionary diversity is associated with Amazon forest productivity
An international team of researchers have revealed for the first time that Amazon forests with the greatest evolutionary diversity are the most productive. (2019-11-11)
Gold mining critically impairs water quality in rivers across Peruvian biodiversity hotspot
A Dartmouth study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that artisanal-scale gold mining is altering water clarity and dynamics in the Madre de Dios River watershed in Peru, a tropical biodiversity hotspot. (2019-11-11)
Early dispersal for quadrupedal cetaceans: amphibious whale from middle Eocene
Lead author, Olivier Lambert, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Bruxelles, Belgium, presented the team's findings at this year's annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology held this year in Brisbane, Australia. (2019-11-08)
City apartments or jungle huts: What chemicals and microbes lurk inside?
Researchers at Rutgers and other universities found city homes to be rife with industrial chemicals, cleaning agents and fungi that love warm, dark surfaces, while jungle huts had fresher air, more sunlight and natural materials with which humans evolved. (2019-11-04)
Historical data confirms recent increase in West Texas earthquakes
A new analysis of historical seismic data led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that earthquake activity in West Texas near the city of Pecos has increased dramatically since 2009. (2019-11-04)
Extent of human encroachment into world's protected areas revealed
Largest study yet to compare protected with 'matched' unprotected land finds 'significantly higher' increases in human pressure -- primarily through agriculture -- in protected areas across the tropics. (2019-10-28)
Integrated solutions for the Indus Basin
New framework helps decision makers find science-based pathways to address water resources and connected sustainability challenges in the Indus River basin. (2019-10-25)
New Colorado fossil record documents life's rebound after Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction
Nearly 66 million years ago, the reign of dinosaurs ended and the ascendency of mammals on Earth began. (2019-10-24)
Lead isotopes a new tool for tracking coal ash
Duke University scientists have developed a forensic tracer that uses lead isotopes to detect and measure coal fly ash in dust, soil and sediments. (2019-10-22)
Amazon's white bellbirds set new record for loudest bird call
Biologist Jeff Podos at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with Mario Cohn-Haft at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil, report that they have recorded the loudest bird calls ever documented, made by dove-sized male white bellbirds as part of their mating rituals in the mountains of the northern Amazon. (2019-10-21)
Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding, UCI study finds
In a study published today in Nature Climate Change, Universithy fo California, Irvine researchers describe the emerging role of ecophysiology in riparian flooding. (2019-10-21)
OU-led study reveals dry season increase in photosynthesis in Amazon rain forest
A University of Oklahoma-led study demonstrated the potential of the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument on board the Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite to measure and track chlorophyll fluorescence and photosynthesis of tropical forests in the Amazon. (2019-10-21)
Much of the earth is still wild, but threatened by fragmentation
Half of the Earth's land surface not covered with ice remains relatively wild -- but many of these 'low human-impact' areas are broken into small, isolated pieces, threatening their future. (2019-10-21)
Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Director of Research and Collections Dr. (2019-10-17)
First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests
University of Michigan biologists have documented, for the first time, the widespread presence of the notorious chytrid fungus in 80 species of frogs from lowland rain forest sites in the Peruvian Amazon. (2019-10-16)
First smart speaker system that uses white noise to monitor infants' breathing
University of Washington researchers have developed a new smart speaker skill that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement. (2019-10-15)
Reconstructing the first successful lunar farside landing
A research team, headed by Prof. LI Chunlai from the National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences has published a full reconstruction of the Chang'E-4's landing. (2019-09-24)
Earth Commission to identify risks, guardrails, targets for entire planet
A new Earth Commission, comprised of 19 of the world's foremost scientists, chaired by Johan Rockström, Joyeeta Gupta, and Dahe Qin, will define guardrails -- akin to >2C for climate -- for land, water, oceans and biodiversity leading to a coherent suite of practical, science-based targets. (2019-09-19)
AI helps reduce Amazon hydropower dams' carbon footprint
A team of scientists has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find sites for hydropower dams in order to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (2019-09-19)
Wilderness areas halve extinction risk
The global conservation community has been urged to adopt a specific target to protect the world's remaining wilderness areas to prevent large scale loss of at-risk species. (2019-09-18)
Hiding in plain sight
Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world's worst agricultural weeds. (2019-09-16)
Land restoration in Latin America shows big potential for climate change mitigation
Land restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean is picking up pace and scaling up projects will help the region meet its pledges under the Bonn Challenge, which aims to restore 350 million hectares of degraded and deforested land worldwide by 2030. (2019-09-13)
Satellite study of Amazon rainforest land cover gives insight into 2019 fires
A University of Kansas study in the journal Ecohydrology headed by Gabriel de Oliveira gives important context to the fires burning big swaths of the Amazon today. (2019-09-12)
A precise chemical fingerprint of the Amazon
This novel drone-based chemical monitoring system tracks the health of the Amazon in the face of global climate change and human-caused deforestation and burning. (2019-09-11)
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