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A sinking carbon feeling? Try isotope hydrology
Not many people see isotope hydrologists on the front line of the fight against climate change. (2007-05-18)
Charting seismic effects on water levels can refine earthquake understanding
Through many decades, stories about earthquakes raising or lowering water levels in wells, lakes and streams have become the stuff of folklore. (2003-06-26)
Melting polar ice, rising sea levels not only climate change dangers
'Discussions of climate change usually are focused on changes occurring in polar and temperate zones, but tropical regions also are expected to experience changes in regional precipitation,' said Dr. (2017-02-23)
Everglades' alligator numbers drop after dry years
Alligators and the Everglades go hand-in-hand, and as water conditions change in the greater Everglades ecosystem, gators are one of the key species that could be affected. (2015-10-30)
New insights into managing our water resources
Understanding how our water catchments react to natural disturbances, may offer hydrologists greater insight into how to manage our water supplies. (2013-01-29)
Coupled Hydrologic Model Takes Cue From Atmosphere
A linked atmospheric and hydrologic model system that simulates storm events and river basin response may allow researchers to study flood and drought regimes and the effects of climate change, according to a Penn State researcher. (1998-02-17)
New study of storm generation could improve rainfall prediction in West Africa
A new study of how storms are generated could improve rainfall prediction in dry regions of Africa, where drought and short growing seasons are common. (2011-06-12)
Birmingham water science leads ecological survival battle
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed tools to help restore vital ecosystems found in tropical mangrove forests around the world. (2016-03-24)
Kittiwakes' trans-Atlantic winter odyssey linked to breeding success
One of Britain's best known seabirds winters on opposite sides of the Atlantic depending on whether its breeding attempt has been successful according to new research published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (2011-01-04)
Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests
A new study of re-growing tropical forests has concluded that plant biodiversity takes longer to recover than carbon storage following major disturbances such as clearance for farming. (2013-11-05)
Electrical water detection
A quick and easy way to detect groundwater in semi-arid hard rock areas that is also economical could improve the siting of borewells to improve clean water supply in the developing world. (2011-06-22)
Distribution of British soil bacteria mapped for the first time
Britain's soil bacteria have been mapped for the first time in the most comprehensive study of a country's soil biodiversity to date. (2011-04-19)
Conservation from space: Landscape diversity helps to conserve insects
Rugged, hilly landscapes with a range of different habitat types can help maintain more stable butterfly populations and thus aid their conservation, according to new findings published today in the journal Ecology Letters. (2010-02-07)
Where do puffins go in the winter?
A recent increase in winter mortality in Atlantic puffins could be due to worsening conditions within the North Sea, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Marine Biology. (2010-01-08)
US water initiatives will provide new insights on hydrology forecasts
A new article looks at how two recent developments, the Open Water Data Initiative, and the new National Water Center, have created a platform for the open sharing of water data in the United States. (2016-07-11)
Researchers working to devise plan for Palo Alto Battlefield Restoration
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station rangeland researchers are devising a plan to restore the vegetative apperance of the Palo Alto battlefield in Brownsville, Texas, the site of the first Mexican-American war in 1846. (2003-01-15)
Continental mosquito with 'vector' potential found breeding in UK after 60 year absence
A species of mosquito has been discovered breeding in the UK that has not been seen in the country since 1945. (2012-02-08)
Scientists need your help to spot ladybirds
Scientists are calling on people who are out in their garden this summer to take part in The Ladybird Challenge and help discover how far an alien ladybird species in the UK is affecting other insects, including a wasp parasite. (2016-06-02)
Can the sphinx keep its feet dry?
The monuments of ancient Egypt may have stood for thousands of years in the desert sands, but now they face a new threat -- from rising groundwater. (2002-07-02)
New device offers more detailed look at aquifers
The University of Wyoming's Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics received a two-year, $408,000 National Science Foundation Major Instrument Research Award for a borehole nuclear magnetic resonance instrument. (2015-07-17)
UQ research accelerates next-generation ultra-precise sensing technology
The mining, navigation, minerals exploration and environmental hydrology sectors are set to benefit from new University of Queensland research into quantum technology. (2016-06-08)
Shifting patterns of temperature volatility in the climate system
In recent decades there has been increased variability in yearly temperature records for large parts of Europe and North America, according to a study published online today in Nature. (2013-07-24)
City life key to harlequin ladybird invasion
A new paper published in the Journal of Biogeography today concludes that the harlequin ladybird, an invasive alien species first recorded in the UK in 2004, has a preference for urban areas and sunnier habitats. (2014-10-12)
UK butterfly populations threatened by extreme drought and landscape fragmentation
A new study has found that the sensitivity and recovery of UK butterfly populations to extreme drought is affected by the overall area and degree of fragmentation of key habitat types in the landscape. (2012-11-01)
Using moving cars to measure rainfall
Drivers on a rainy day regulate the speed of their windshield wipers according to rain intensity: faster in heavy rain and slower in light rain. (2013-11-28)
Call for more research on how aquatic life affects the structure and function of freshwater systems
Scientists at Stroud Water Research Center, studying how the biological composition of a stream affects its form and function, will present a special session, calling for more research on this topic, during the Society of Freshwater Sciences 2015 annual meeting. (2015-05-12)
Air pollution increases river-flows
A study published in Nature Geoscience shows that air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere. (2014-10-05)
Early detection of Global Change 'symptoms' on the protected areas to be discussed in Italy
The effects of Global Change on natural protected areas will be the topic of the symposium organized by the Science and Technology Park of Abruzzo and the Government of the Abruzzo Region, in Italy, to be held in L'Aquila, 8-13 September 1999 (1999-09-01)
Will earlier springs throw nature out of step?
The recent trend towards earlier UK springs and summers has been accelerating, according to a study published today in the scientific journal Global Change Biology. (2010-02-08)
Lightning experts to discuss electrifying research at conference in Guntersville, Ala.; media invited to cover
Lightning -- its connection to severe weather, dangers of lightning strikes, triggering lightning with rockets, and detecting lightning from space -- will be discussed by researchers at the Eleventh International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity in Guntersville, Ala., June 7-11. (1999-06-02)
Severe droughts could lead to widespread losses of butterflies by 2050
Widespread drought-sensitive butterfly population extinctions could occur in the UK as early as 2050 according to a new study published today in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change. (2015-08-10)
1970s Shale Hills Watershed Study Finds New Life
A research project completed more than 20 years ago, may become the touchstone for understanding the small-scale hydrology of watersheds, according to a team of Penn State researchers. (1998-05-29)
Fire clues in cave dripwater
When mineral-rich water drips from a cave's ceiling over centuries and millennia, it forms rocky cones that hold clues to the Earth's past climate. (2016-07-21)
Prestigious honor given to USGS scientist for work on aquifer contamination
Mary Jo Baedecker, USGS scientist emerita and former USGS Chief Scientist for Hydrology, has been named a 2011 American Geophysical Union Fellow for her pioneering research on aquifer contamination. (2011-12-08)
Recovery from acid rain 'much slower than expected'
Studies in Scotland and Wales show that streams still have high levels of acidity from pollution in the 1970s and 1980s, despite efforts to clean them. (2007-09-28)
Archaeologists trace early irrigation farming in ancient Yemen
In Yemen, new evidence of ancient transitions from hunting and herding to irrigation agriculture have been found. (2008-07-16)
Penn State gets Critical Zone Observatory
Shale Hills in central Pennsylvania is already a busy area in Penn State's managed forest lands, but now a five-year $4.2 million National Science Foundation grant will make it even busier as scientists study how soils form from bedrock and how soil formation affects water movement and groundwater flow to streams. (2007-11-26)
Study offers guidance on how to protect olive trees from being ravaged by deadly pathogen
Expert ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have devised a scientific model which could help predict the spread of the deadly Xylella fastidiosa which is threatening to destroy Europe's olive trees. (2017-02-24)
Harlequin ladybirds escape enemies while native species succumb
The astonishing success of the alien invasive harlequin ladybird in Britain has given a team of scientists a unique opportunity to investigate a key ecological theory, the Enemy Release Hypothesis. (2013-12-04)
Parched soils trigger more storms
Afternoon storms are more likely to develop when soils are parched, according to a new study published this week in Nature which examined hydrological processes across six continents. (2012-09-12)
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