A new study led by A&S professor Tao Wen used a novel method of machine learning to explore the environmental impact of oil and gas drilling. A study led by EES professor Tao Wen is one of the first to use machine learning techniques to holistically assess general water quality […]

Blocks from the Temple of Amun fell on the galley sinking the ship. The vessel was found beneath 5 meters (16.4 feet) of clay and blocks. A sophisticated sonar had to be used to find the vessel. (Image credit: Christoph Gerigk ©FranckGoddio/Hilti Foundation) Galley sunk when it was slammed with […]

Scarlett Howard, Author provided The intense colours of flowers have inspired us for centuries. They are celebrated through poems and songs praising the red of roses and blue of violets, and have inspired iconic pieces of art such as Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers. But flowers did not evolve their colour for our […]

Shutterstock Solar power is already the cheapest form of electricity generation, and its cost will continue to fall as more improvements emerge in the technology and its global production. Now, new research is exploring what could be another major turning point in solar cell manufacturing. In Australia, more than two million rooftops have solar […]

(Image credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus) Ancient “megaripples” as tall as five-story buildings are hiding deep under Louisiana, and their unique geology indicates that they formed in the immediate aftermath of the asteroid strike that killed the nonavian dinosaurs, a new study finds. The 52-foot-tall (16 meters) megaripples are about […]

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In 2015, 170 countries worldwide adopted the Paris Agreement, with the goal limiting the average global temperature increase to 1.5°C. Following the agreement, many countries and cities proposed targets for greenhouse gas mitigation. However, the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020 shows that, without drastic and strict […]

PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A new report details global warming’s effect on the national park and its surroundings, including everything from its forests to the Old Faithful geyser. In 1872, when Yellowstone was designated as the first national park in […]

ENLARGE “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” – this famous paraphrase of Scottish poet Robert Burnssometimes sums up human ingenuity.  That is exactly what happened when a county in Washington State decided to replace all of its county-owned streetlights with LEDs at least partially in an effort to […]

In this Thursday, July 1, 2021 file photo, a wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, during record high temperatures. According to a study released on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada “was virtually impossible without […]