The team discovered that a mere 10 nights of action are required to reduce risk to 50% of avian migrants passing over a given area in spring and autumn.
Extreme storm flooding in Houston washed human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore. Rice University marine biologists found fecal bacteria on sponges in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary following 2016's Tax Day flood and 2017's Hurricane Harvey.
Substituting the inefficient glazing areas of buildings with energy-efficient smart glazing windows has great potential to decrease energy consumption for lighting and temperature control. Harmut Hillmer et al. of the University of Kassel in Germany demonstrate that potential in "MOEMS micromirror arrays in smart windows for daylight steering," a paper published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Optical Microsystems.
Released the new report "Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow", presenting the consequences of disasters on population, economic sectors, critical infrastructures, ecosystem services and cultural heritage. Jaroslav Mysiak, director of the CMCC research division 'Risk assessment and adaptation strategies' participated as Coordinating Lead Author.
The potential range of African elephants could be more than five times larger than its current extent.
New research by the University of Kent has found that using low-cost psychological interventions can reduce vehicle engine idling and in turn improve air quality, especially when there is increased traffic volume at railway level crossings.
A study by Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) to assess how ridesharing impacts urban mobility in the United States, found that ridesharing increased both intensity and duration of road congestion. Ridesharing substituted for public transit ridership by almost 9% and there was no significant change in private vehicle ownership.
A team of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) researchers has designed a 'smart' device to harvest daylight and relay it to underground spaces, reducing the need to draw on traditional energy sources for lighting.
Pollution in rivers and canals from inadequately managed urban wastewater, rather than aquaculture, is driving environmental antimicrobial resistance, research carried out in Thailand has found.
Mortality is highest in Barcelona's most deprived neighbourhoods but does not follow a homogeneous pattern in Madrid