ScienceDaily: Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level   Posted: 05 Aug 2015 04:17 PM PDT A lightning strike can reshape a mineral’s crystal structure, according to a new study. Researchers once believed only meteorites could do so. From a million miles away, NASA camera …

Ecocities Emerging – June 2014 Issue – Reflections on Gross National Happiness

  On May 6th, the Obama administration introduced their big climate proposal. The new rules would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. The targets are of course getting mixed reactions. The U.S. is already well on the way towards meeting that target and some …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: The weaker sex: Male honey bees more susceptible than females to widespread intestinal parasite

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News The weaker sex: Male honey bees more susceptible than females to widespread intestinal parasite Posted: 18 Jan 2014 09:25 AM PST A research team has found that male European honey bees, or drones, are much more susceptible than female European honey bees, known as workers, to …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot?

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot? Posted: 06 Oct 2013 05:41 PM PDT Resolving a long-standing mystery in human evolution, new research indicates that early hominids developed finger dexterity and tool use ability before the development of bipedal locomotion. Salt-tolerant bacteria …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Irish chronicles reveal links between cold weather and volcanic eruptions Where trash accumulates in the deep sea Life on Earth shockingly comes from out of this world First evidence that the genome can adapt to temperature changes U.S. Clean Air Act increased Atlanta rainfall Animals and …

We did it — Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!!

We did it — Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!! Mega-corporations like Bayer threw everything they had at this, but people-power, science and good governance came out on top!! Bee “die in” at Bayer’s headquarters, Cologne Vanessa Amaral-Rogers from the specialist conservation organisation Buglife, says: “It was a close vote, but thanks …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Studying meteorites may reveal Mars’ secrets of life

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Studying meteorites may reveal Mars’ secrets of life Startling survival story at historic Jamestown: Physical evidence of survival cannibalism Soil may harbor answer to reducing arsenic in rice Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill, three years later Seahorse’s armor gives engineers …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

Insect pests more plentiful in hotter parts of city than in cooler areas Poultry probiotic cuts its coat to beat bad bacteria New bone survey method could aid long-term survival of Arctic caribou How microbes survive at bare minimum: Archaea eat protein New evidence ancient asteroid caused global firestorm on …