Earth Science Informatics
Open source technology has paved the way for the rapid and automated risk analysis of landslides, and could help experts all over the world apply standard data formats in connection with active landslides.
An excellent perspective paper demonstrating the importance of macroecological approaches to forecasting future changes in biological communities around the globe.
Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability
Shows pathways for achieving industrial sustainability through the synthesis of carbon-hydrogen-oxygen symbiosis networks.
Geothermal Energy - Science, Society and Technology
The latest findings from Colombia shed new light on the high potential to diversify its power sources using geothermal energy – a move towards energy reliability.
Journal of Mountain Science
This article assesses the effect of traditional agri-spillways in sloping vineyards in Spain on soil erosion protection. A must-read for researchers and technicians, offering them an inexpensive and effective way to control sloping land erosion.
Journal of Applied Phycology
An analysis of the role of seaweed farming in mitigating global CO2 levels.
Carbon Balance and Management
Mature forests are assumed to be close to equilibrium, but this paper suggests this is not the case, at least not in Amazonia.
Unconventional oil and gas is currently a major focus area in petroleum research. This review article discusses the classification and characteristics of tight oil, which is of great significance to petroleum exploration and development.
A proposal for bringing together research on facilitation and clonal plant functioning, as both areas offer valuable ideas concerning plant–plant interactions.
Essential advice for conservation research and policies: a low-cost measure for preserving the natural heterogeneity and biodiversity of water bodies.
Offers a fresh look at the factors needed to decode well inventories and groundwater withdrawal data, which are highly relevant to agro-irrigation at the regional scale.
International Journal of Coal Science & Technology
This paper explores the current status, future development and challenges of solvent-based carbon capture.
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
Toxicology researchers can learn how to easily detect endotoxins with the help of nanomaterials.
The “1.5-degree” Paris climate change target is still within reach, if carbon dioxide emissions after 2015 stay below 200 GtC.
Environmental Earth Sciences
Climate modification affects us all. Monitoring changing glacial conditions can serve as a “canary in the coal mine” in this regard.
Understanding the genomics of yams, a crucial plant, will help farmers increase both yields and sustainability.
International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering
This paper investigates the use of geosynthetic reinforcement to protect buried pipes from the influence of localized surcharges on the ground surface. It shows that the presence of the reinforcement is effective in reducing not only the vertical stresses transferred to the pipe but also pipe strains. These findings can be highly useful in cost-effectively designing buried pipes/conduits.
Chinese Geographical Science
The comprehensive examination of water vapor changes promises a more holistic understanding of global climate change and potential underlying mechanisms.
This paper shows that the increase in China’s anthropogenic CO2 emissions has actually been overestimated, which has major implications for estimated CO2 sink increases across East Asia.
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences
The study warns that airline passengers are in for greater turbulence, thanks to global warming. Pilots and aircraft manufacturers should be prepared for increased clear-air turbulence.
Energy, Sustainability and Society
The indicator system presented in this article is more than the sum of individual indicators addressing the various facets of sustainability. It goes beyond a mere statistical representation to monitor the development of a given energy system and could offer a valuable tool for describing, assessing and managing the sustainable development of complex socio-technical energy systems, while also supporting policymaking in a variety of ways.
Glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayan region due to climate change make effective risk management vital. Read more.
Find out how evolution shapes reproduction at critical moments in the honeybee’s lifecycle.
Journal of Arid Land
Significant implications for understanding climate change throughout Central Asia.
This analysis of multiple models provides a useful approach to comparing disparate models and a more consistent interpretation of the future for use in vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning.
Environmental Chemistry Letters
New nano devices for food packaging hold the potential to end hunger, reduce food waste and save millions of lives.
Earth, Planets and Space
This paper describes the potential held by satellite monitoring of the Earth’s gravity field, which could detect the hydrological changes that trigger subduction earthquakes.
The least squares reverse time migration (LSRTM) is a hot spot in the field of imaging, but computationally costly and characterized by slow convergence. In this paper, the preconditioned prestack plane-wave LSRTM method with singular spectrum constraint is applied in the LSRTM process to remedy these problems.
Innovative Infrastructure Solutions
Provides a unique and innovative solution for quality control in subgrade soil, which represents an important step towards sustainable roads.
Demonstrates the advantages of using combined observations from virtually all GNSS systems, such as GPS (USA), COMPASS (Russia), BeiDou (China) and Galileo (Europe).
Annals of Forest Science
The article provides clear insights into how recent forest growth patterns have been structured along gradients of mean climate warming.
Unbiased estimate of energy efficiency can promote optimal global climate policies on GHGs mitigation, and help to save costs.
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
I nominated this paper because it offers practical advice on environmental protection, economic growth and prosperity, and energy security in developing nations.
Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems
Soil fertility information for African farmers will allow best management practices to be more effectively fine-tuned.
This article addresses how integrating organic agriculture with other strategies concerning food waste, crop–grass–livestock interdependencies and human consumption could yield a sustainable food future.
Ambio - A Journal of the Human Environment
Presents an operational framework for the sustainable intensification of global agriculture.
Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Describes the long-term social organizational consequences of human modification of the planet dating back to the Neolithic.
We are now only beginning to understand the scale and range of functions and ecosystem services provided by microbial communities in wetlands. This paper provides an excellent overview of the current state of research.
Environmental Science and Pollution Research
A warning article on fluoropolymers found in the environment.
Must-read advice for conservation biologists seeking to plan optimal management strategies for introduced species.
Surveys in Geophysics
Overview of information on sea level rise (~ 1 to 2 mm/year) obtained by various techniques.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
A concept for a new network characteristic – the consilience degree – that could be used to measure how network topology & node activities, taken together, contribute to system outcomes.
Combining temperature data with measures of climate change drivers generates an up-to-date estimate of human contributions to global warming
Highly valuable 420 million year-long compilation of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations provides a uniquely valuable perspective on our anthropogenic future.