Insights into sediment flow processes can help to better understand the feasibility of turbidite as an earthquake indicator in a specific subaqueous environment

We investigated homogeneous muds, turbidites, and debris that were preserved in a 457-m deep ICDP drilling (220-0 ka) from the Dead Sea depocenter. Based on previous flash flood measuring, surface plume monitoring, and sediment traps monitoring in the lake center, we link homogeneous muds in the deep core to overflows, and link turbidites and debris … Read more

Placing science at the heart of the circular economy – POLITICO

Via EPPA As heat waves wreak havoc across Europe for another summer, the European Commission is pressing ahead with its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the bloc by 55% by 2030. This ambition is to be commended, although it will undoubtedly have huge ramifications for every European citizen and business. The European Green … Read more

A Sign of SIDS Risk

Air Date: Week of June 24, 2022 stream / download this segment as an MP3 file An infant sleeping on its back, following the recommendations of the Safe to Sleep campaign to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (Photo: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Flickr, CC … Read more

Being Predictable Is The Key to Nurturing Your Child’s Brain Development

Scientists have long known that the experiences you have during infancy and childhood play an important role in shaping how your brain matures and how you behave as an adult. But figuring out why this happens has been difficult. Over the past 15 years, my team and I have been studying child brain development to … Read more

The Nightmare Politics and Sticky Science of Hacking the Climate

And exactly how much carbon they remove can vary quite a bit based on variables like the health of the vegetation. “One of the major risks of some of these biology-based proposals is that an assumption gets made that you can easily equate X number of trees to X million tons of carbon without actually … Read more

StormFest Combines Science, Environment, and Students to Combat Water Pollution

by Sarah Goh The Puget Sound’s lakes and waters are dangerously at risk, and it all starts on our streets, rooftops, and even sports fields. In Washington alone, stormwater is the source of one-third of all of the state’s water pollution. Though usually starting out as rain, stormwater eventually mixes with sediment and contamination – … Read more

PlanetWatch, A Citizen Science Approach to Clean Air

We speak with PlanetWatch, an organization taking a citizen science approach to clean air in the hopes of decentralizing environmental monitoring services. We discuss their current and future projects across the globe, the PlanetWatchers community building their global network of sensor data, as well as the blockchain system that underpins the organization. Could you introduce … Read more

Pontifical Academy of Sciences plans for a sustainable future

Two high-level conferences held at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences focused on the need to invest in science to save the oceans and the planet in an increasingly urbanized and industrial world. By Mario Galgano & Linda Bordoni The Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican this week hosted two conferences aimed at proposing and … Read more

NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

In its new home far from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope maybe isn’t quite as alone as it seems. The pocket of space occupied by the telescope is not a total vacuum – and now the inevitable has happened, with a tiny piece of rock, a micrometeorite, colliding with one of Webb’s mirror segments. … Read more

NASA’s Robotic Mission to Explore Enigmatic Lunar Domes Takes Shape

The Gruithuisen Domes. Image: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State University NASA’s Artemis program seeks to return humans to the Moon later this decade, but a pair of related side projects promises to deliver some fascinating new science that could expand our understanding of lunar geology and human biology. At the northeast border of the … Read more