The recent U.S. presidential election loomed large last week at the world’s largest annual gathering of Earth and space scientists, the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. When Eos asked some of the more than 20,000 scientists at the meeting what they thought the election’s outcome means for the Earth and space sciences, we heard a wide range of responses, from dismissal of the election’s importance to deep concern.
Garbage isn’t destined to swirl in the ocean forever; new models show it eventually washes up on shore.
University of Maryland researches are finding solid evidence for it. Since the Clean Air Act of the 1990’s, nitrogen pollution from coal fired powered plants has been reduced. “About a 30-percent decline has occurred over the entire watershed,” said Keith Eshleman, with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
Found exclusively in the Indo-Pacific, clownfish are symbiotic animals that only live in sea anemones, a close relative of corals that don’t have a hard outer shell. The anemone provides a home and protection for the clownfish, while the clownfish provides food for the anemone.
The policy internship is designed to further professional development for current or recently graduated students by working with Ocean Leadership’s Public Affairs staff.
If we want to reduce emissions, cities are key. But they need to be empowered if they are to have an impact.
The largest oil spill in U.S. history was even bigger than previously thought, at least in terms of the amount of coastline that was oiled, scientists report in a new study.
The U.S. East Coast is sinking, worsening floods from sea level rise.
With record-breaking temperatures, 2016 is on pace to be the hottest year on record.
Increasingly corrosive oceans are raising more red flags for Bering Sea crab stocks.
Open Data Button launched to encourage public sharing of data sets.
The fish populations of the world have been on the decline for decades, including tuna and mackerel stocks that have plummeted 74 percent from 1970 to 2010. But Earth’s fisheries still have a good chance …