ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Los Angeles’ vulnerability to future sea level rise projected

 

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Los Angeles’ vulnerability to future sea level rise projected

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 03:48 Los Angeles, a metropolis perched on the edge of a coast, can expect to experience

What cooperation and conflict in an insect’s society can teach us about social acceptance

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 11:33 A new study looks at colonies of social wasps and explores the acceptance of individuals not related to each other, in a highly organized and adaptable society. The findings show that the age of the individual, and of the colony, defines the costs and benefits of accepting new members into a group.

Evolution stuck in slime for a billion years

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 11:33 Researchers are providing a new explanation as to why life remained as little more than slime for a billion years, before rapidly diversifying in the ‘Cambrian

Study of 2011 Illinois flood will lead to better preparedness

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 11:32 AM PST

In May 2011, when the

Wings, tails, fins: Study looks at how animals propel themselves

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 09:44 AM PST

The wonder of animal movement — from the tiniest of insects to the largest fish in the sea — has been a subject of mystery for ages. But when it comes to animal propulsion, there are almost infinite kinds, but also limits that can’t be pushed or breakdowns will occur, according to an unusual study.

Increase in Arctic cyclones is linked to climate change

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 07:07 AM PST

Winter in the Arctic is not only cold and dark; it is also storm season when hurricane-like cyclones traverse the northern waters from

Progress in the automatic detection of water contaminants

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 07:06 AM PST

Researchers are working in the development of hydrocarbons early detection devices for rivers in order to prevent