Australia will close its permanent station at Macquarie Island almost 7 decades after establishing the sub-Antarctic research facility, citing environmental contamination concerns and aging infrastructure
SYDNEY, Australia (Sept. 13, 2016) — Australia will close its permanent station at Macquarie Island almost 7 decades after establishing the sub-Antarctic research facility, officials said Tuesday, September 13, citing environmental contamination concerns and aging infrastructure. Continue reading Australia to shut sub-Antarctic research station→
Temperatures in the first two months of 2016 soared to new highs, following a year that broke ‘all previous records by a wide margin,’ the UN’s weather agency says
GENEVA, Switzerland (Mar. 22, 2016) — January and February 2016 smashed temperature records, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, March 21, as it warned climate change was advancing at an “unprecedented” rate.
The statistical analysis of a Zika outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013-14 that spread to 2/3 of the population is the most rigorous attempt yet to quantify the risk of microcephaly
PARIS, France (Mar. 16, 2016) — A woman infected by the Zika virus during the first 3 months of pregnancy faces a one-in-100 chance her child will suffer severe brain damage, according to a study released Wednesday, March 16.
Research funders will require scientists to share interim as well as final data as rapidly and widely as possible
PARIS, France (Feb. 11, 2016) — Top research institutions, funders and publishers said Wednesday, February 10, they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America available speedily, and free.
The research challenges long-standing assumptions that virgin tropical forests untouched by logging or industry do a better job of sopping up carbon dioxide
PARIS, France (Feb. 4, 2016) — Tropical forests reclaiming land cleared for agriculture or livestock not only grow quickly, but absorb far more CO2 from the atmosphere than old-growth trees, according to a study released Wednesday, February 3.