Power outage costs remain a mystery years later

Following a storm that left Texans without electricity, water, and heat, a report shows the complete costs of power outages remain unknown years later.

Nat Levy-UT Austin • futurity
today ~5 min

Humans settled the Bahamas earlier than we thought

Humans arrived in the Bahamas around 700 AD, far earlier than previously thought. Those new settlers dramatically changed the area's landscape.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
today ~5 min

‘Livestock insurance’ could protect predators and farmer profits

Livestock insurance could help farmers in developing countries protect their animals—and the profits they bring—and endangered species that prey on them.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
March 1, 2021 ~4 min

Northeast US: Walking, biking could save billions, lives

New research examines the health and economic impact of proposed emissions caps coupled with investments that encourage biking and walking.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
March 1, 2021 ~7 min

Fewer than 366 North Atlantic right whales are left on Earth

The North Atlantic right whale is in serious trouble, researchers report. Fewer than 366 of the endangered whales are left on the entire planet .

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~5 min

Would cell-based seafood actually benefit conservation?

Could cell-based seafood, the fishy equivalent of the Impossible Burger, have conservation benefits? New research indicates there might be better options.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~10 min

Coral reef soundscapes rebounded after Hurricane Irma

Soundscapes of coral reef ecosystems can recover quickly from severe weather events such as Hurricane Irma in 2017, according to a new study.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~5 min

Noisy natural gas equipment harms bird reproduction

New research shows how noise from natural gas pipeline compressors affects the reproductive success of some songbirds.

Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~7 min

There’s no 1 sustainable future for a diverse world

Creating a sustainable future for our "patchwork Earth" will require us to think about regional differences complexity, say researchers.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~6 min

There’s a right amount of flux for kelp forest ecosystems

A new mathematical model describes the effects of severe storms on kelp forest ecosystems, particularly the seafloor communities.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~9 min