Global warming skeptic Lamar Smith sets "Make EPA Great Again" hearing

+10 A Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.” Source:…

Neutron diffraction probes forms of carbon dioxide in extreme environments

00 Through a Deep Carbon Observatory collaboration, researchers are using neutrons to study the fundamental role carbon dioxide plays in Earth’s carbon cycle, especially in the composition of carbon reservoirs…

Environmentalism is a Thin Disguise for Nazi Eugenics

00 California markets itself as the fun place to be. But, its radicalism is showing an ugly face more and more. The thuggery surrounding Trump’s election can be added to…

Genomic analysis explains how corals survive environmental catastrophe

00 Brooks HaysSTATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 17 (UPI) — New genomic analysis has offered scientists insights into how coral populations survive and expand in the wake of environmental disaster. …

Study: New nanosensors keen to terrorist threats, environmental pollutants

00 Brooks HaysMOSCOW, Nov. 2 (UPI) — Researchers say a new nanoparticle sensor offers groundbreaking sensitivity to environmental pollutants — and even terrorists threats. Source: Science – UPI

Virtual reality study finds our perception of our body and environment affects how we feel

00 Whether we feel scared or pleased in an environment and how we explore it is down to our combined perception of space and of our bodies, according to new…

Finding things in complex environments

00 Everyday experience shows us that when the background is cluttered, it’s harder to find an object. But how should we define “complexity” and can we apply the same concepts…

Humans often degrade environment, but native peoples enhanced it

00 Brooks HaysWATERLOO, Ontario, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Human occupation often degrades the environment, but for 13,000 years, the First Nations of British Columbia have improved the land upon which…

Predictive tool vital to sustainable environmental futures

00 A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could help governments mitigate the impact of climate…

Friends become foes when environments become 'benign'

00 Brooks HaysBOSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — New research suggests mutualistic relationships are highly dependent on the environment. And like the environment, the relationships aren’t permanent. Source: Science –…