environmental science

The Sneaky Reason US Coastlines Are Becoming More Polluted

The Sneaky Reason US Coastlines Are Becoming More Polluted

When we think of coastal pollution, we tend to picture dirty water and garbage drifting down river into the sea. But deep underground, our filth reaches the beach by a more secretive route: Groundwater channels. A first-of-its-kind mapping analysis has now revealed that a fifth of US coastlines are susceptible…

30 Previously-Unknown Species Of Fly Discovered In Los Angeles

30 Previously-Unknown Species Of Fly Discovered In Los Angeles

Nature doesn’t end at the borders of a city — it’s just transformed. That’s why scientists are finding new animal species in urban areas, where the ecosystems favour scavengers, hardy weeds, and junk-eaters. It probably comes as no surprise that the sprawling city of Los Angeles is home to its…