60-Second Earth

New Map Knows Noise

Hinzugefügt: 23. Februar 2015 - Durchschnittliche Bewertung: 5

National Park Service researchers recorded ambient sound from all over the country to find out where there’s still stillness. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Oil Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

Hinzugefügt: 15. Februar 2015

Life thrives even deep in the Earth and scientists are beginning to suspect extensive connections among those underground environments. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

Hinzugefügt: 8. Februar 2015

The long-term winter warming of Russia’s far north has gotten a boost from industrialization. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

Hinzugefügt: 1. Februar 2015

The biggest single source of global warming pollution actually started to shrink in 2014. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

Hinzugefügt: 28. Januar 2015 - Durchschnittliche Bewertung: 5

The value of recycling depends on the material in question and whether all hidden costs and benefits go into the analysis. David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

Hinzugefügt: 21. Januar 2015

Desire for gold has made mining in tropical forests financially worthwhile, leading to ecosystem destruction. Cynthia Graber reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

Hinzugefügt: 12. Januar 2015

Low oil prices present an opportunity to come to grips with our crumbling infrastructure and the cost of climate change. David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Meet the (Newest Known) Beetles!

Hinzugefügt: 31. Dezember 2014

Researchers announced the discovery of 98 beetle species previously unknown to science. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

Hinzugefügt: 23. Dezember 2014

The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350,000-liter oil spill. David Biello reports. -- Read more on...

Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming

Hinzugefügt: 15. Dezember 2014

Good news for gas and oil consumers can be bad news for the environment. David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Movies Can Boost Solar Power

Hinzugefügt: 28. November 2014

The pattern that stores a film on a Blu-ray disc also can help improve photovoltaics. David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Sun's Magnetic Field Boosts Earth Lightning

Hinzugefügt: 24. November 2014

When the Sun's magnetic field is pointed away from Earth, lightning strikes in the U.K. go up 50 percent. Christopher Intagliata reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Wildlife Crime? There's an App for That

Hinzugefügt: 19. November 2014

A new tool may help officials crack down on the illegal wildlife trade. David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Clock Ticking on Climate Change Prevention

Hinzugefügt: 2. November 2014

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's new synthesis report adds urgency to the need to cut additional greenhouse gas pollution -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Better E-Waste Handling Helps Environment and Health

Hinzugefügt: 28. Oktober 2014

Plastic-removal machines will enable Ghana's e-waste recoverers to get at valuable metal guts without burning off the exteriors. David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bottling the Sun's Power on Earth

Hinzugefügt: 19. Oktober 2014

A breakthrough in fusion could solve the world's energy problems, but remains improbable. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ebola Gorilla Vaccine Could Prevent Human Outbreaks

Hinzugefügt: 13. Oktober 2014

Infected gorillas and chimps butchered for meat may be behind Ebola outbreaks. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Wildlife Population Plummeted Since 1970

Hinzugefügt: 5. Oktober 2014

A World Wildlife Fund report estimates losses of 40 percent of all individual land and sea animals, and a 70 percent population crash of all river animals, since 1970. David Biello reports. --...

People Power Takes Aim at Climate Change

Hinzugefügt: 20. September 2014

Participlants in the People's Climate March in New York City September 21st hope to persuade world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit that follows. David Biello reports -- Read more on...

Ozone Hole Closing Up, Thanks to Global Action

Hinzugefügt: 16. September 2014

The world united to combat the ozone hole, can we do the same for climate change? David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com