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Local factors causing significant spikes in coastal ocean acidity

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 13:09

A new study has documented dramatic, natural short-term increases in the acidity of a North Carolina estuary.

Human activity altering rainfall patterns: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 13:09

A new study has shown that changes in global (ocean and land) precipitation may have been directly affected by human activities and cannot be explained by natural variability alone.

Urban birds `stressed by human activity`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 14:07

Even species considered "tolerant" of human activity might be adversely impacted by human disturbances, according to a new study from scientists at Boise State University.

Oceans absorbing half of greenhouse emission

Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 17:21

Oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities.

World’s low-lying river deltas sinking due to human activity

Last Updated: Monday, September 21, 2009, 13:59

A new study has indicated that most of the world’s low-lying river deltas are sinking from human activity, making them increasingly vulnerable to flooding from rivers and ocean storms and putting millions of people at risk.