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Feb 24, 2015
Improved methods for measuring air pollution can help identify areas with disproportionately high exposure levels that lead to health inequities, according to Laura Geer
Feb 9, 2015
The paradox of pervasive overallocation may be that even as it heightens the need for water transfers, it also intensifies their collateral consequences, according to Dave Owen
Bias, complexity and uncertainty in ecosystem risk assessment: pharmaceuticals, a new challenge in scale and perspective
Feb 2, 2015
Risk assessment must expand its scale from the molecular and cellular to that of the ecosystem with real world conditions, say Lawrence K Duffy, Kriya L Dunlap and Anna R Godduhn
Jan 27, 2015
Water-use efficiency in the food system as a whole remains a blind spot, according to Arjen Y Hoekstra, with national water policies focusing on "sustainable production" rather than "sustainable consumption"
Jan 8, 2015 1 comment
Oil-spill models of intermediate complexity show great merit as a screening tool for decision making, according to Michel Boufadel and Xiaolong Geng
A temporary hiatus in warming of extreme temperatures is not unusual, nor inconsistent with model simulations of human-induced climate change
Nov 14, 2014
Michael Wehner examines trends in extreme temperatures during the warming hiatus
Oct 21, 2014
91-year-old physicist John Nye speaks at British Branch meeting of the International Glaciological Society
Oct 2, 2014
Samuel Levis examines recent work on how best to evaluate crop heat stress during flowering
Sep 25, 2014
Noel Keenlyside and Nour-Eddine Omrani discuss the causes of northern hemisphere winter cooling.
Sep 22, 2014 1 comment
Marzeion and Levermann's inventory of the most vulnerable UNESCO world heritage sites under anthropogenic sea-level rise is a first step towards protection, says Anny Cazenave.
Sep 11, 2014 2 comments
McCright et al. extend current research on conservatives' distrust of science by distinguishing between public trust in production versus impact scientists, says Riley Dunlap.
Sep 4, 2014
Remote sensing can provide valuable information about bird habitat, says Scott Goetz of the Woods Hole Research Center, US.
Aug 21, 2014
Uncertainties in the occurrence of heat stress under field conditions, plant responses to heat, and appropriate adaptation measures still need further investigation, say Stefan Siebert and Frank Ewert.
Aug 13, 2014
The continued viability of eco-certification systems depends on strengthening institutions on the demand side, and ensuring farm-level costs on the supply side match price premiums reaching the farm level, say Leah K VanWey and Peter D Richards
Jul 23, 2014
Vision Prize releases latest poll of expert opinion
Jul 7, 2014
The finding that emissions are decoupled from increased well-being is not only of scientific interest, it could also inform policy discussions, say Thomas Dietz and Andrew K Jorgenson
Jun 30, 2014
Chris Huntingford analyses the different responses of water scarcity for humans and water stress for ecosystems as climate changes.
Jun 10, 2014
Xiankun Yang and X X Lu discuss what we've learned from this controversial megadam over the past decade.
Jun 3, 2014
Jonathan Koomey examines a new approach to tackling climate change