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Pesticides contaminate frogs from Californian national parks

Pesticides, Pesticides, Pesticides
Pesticides commonly used in California's Central Valley one of the world's most productive agricultural regions have been found in remote frog species miles from farmland Writing in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry researchers demonstrate the contamination ... - Read More

Chemical reaction could streamline manufacture of pharmaceuticals and other compounds

Compounds
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new chemical reaction that has the potential to lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceutical drugs ... - Read More

Diamond Catalyst Shows Promise in Breaching Age-Old Barrier

as a potential new catalyst for the reduction process Diamond the Wisconsin team found can facilitate the reduction of nitrogen to ammonia under ambient temperatures and pressures Like all chemical reactions the reduction of nitrogen ... - Read More

Chemical in Antibacterial Soaps May Harm Nursing Babies

A mother's prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee Knoxville The study which was conducted on rats showed that ... - Read More

Bees and other pollinating insects are just one factor in food production

Food, Food, Food
No food for the human race without bees It is not quite as straightforward as that A case study by ecologists from ETH Zurich in a coffee growing area in India reveals that pollinating insects ... - Read More

Enzyme from wood-eating gribble could help turn waste into biofuel

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme, enzyme
Scientists have discovered a new enzyme that could prove an important step in the quest to turn waste such as paper scrap wood and straw into liquid fuel To do this they turned to the ... - Read More

Dairy's carbon footprint: Flatulence tops the list

Carbon, carbon
Researchers at the University of Arkansas are attempting to help the U S dairy industry decrease its carbon footprint as concentrations of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere reach record levels In 2007 Americans consumed approximately ... - Read More

Ultrasound ‘Making Waves’ for Enhancing Biofuel Production

All chefs know that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in ... - Read More

Setting the standard for sustainable bioenergy crops

crops
Bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus and switchgrass appear to be promising resources for renewable energy but these new crops did not come with a manual on how to measure details on their sustainability impacts Jody ... - Read More

Soil may harbor answer to reducing arsenic in rice

Plant, plant
Harsh Bais and Janine Sherrier of the University of Delaware's Department of Plant and Soil Sciences are studying whether a naturally occurring soil bacterium referred to as UD1023 because it was first characterized at the ... - Read More

New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

Fuel
New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests increase salt and drought tolerance control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for ... - Read More

Amphibians living close to farm fields are more resistant to common insecticides

Insecticides
Amphibian populations living close to agricultural fields have become more resistant to a common insecticide and are actually resistant to multiple common insecticides according to two recent studies conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Amphibian ... - Read More

Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution

Fertilizer
The overuse of nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture can wreak havoc on waterways health and the environment Share This See Also Soil Types Organic Agriculture and Food Geochemistry Air Pollution Acid Rain Legume Sustainable agriculture Fertilizer ... - Read More

Source of organic matter affects Bay water quality

organic matter
Each time it rains runoff carries an earthy tea steeped from leaf litter crop residue soil and other organic materials into the storm drains and streams that feed Chesapeake Bay Share This See Also Sustainability ... - Read More

Residential lawns efflux more carbon dioxide than corn fields, study finds

More carbon dioxide is released from residential lawns than corn fields according to a new study And much of the difference can likely be attributed to soil temperature The data from researchers at Elizabethtown College ... - Read More

Fertilizer That Fizzles in a Homemade Bomb Could Save Lives Around the World

doesn’t make sense ” he said Danger to soldiers Sandia could have patented the formula but opted to waive ownership rights for humanitarian reasons “One of Sandia’s priorities is deploying the technologies that result from ... - Read More

Rivers act as 'horizontal cooling towers' for power plants, study finds

Plants, plants
Running two computer models in tandem scientists from the University of New Hampshire have detailed for the first time how thermoelectric power plants interact with climate hydrology and aquatic ecosystems throughout the northeastern U S ... - Read More

Massive amounts of charcoal enter the worlds' oceans

Oceans
Wild fire residue is washed out of the soil and transported to the sea by rivers Share This See Also Global Warming Geochemistry Forest Climate Environmental Issues Air Quality Sediment Soil science Carbon cycle Activated ... - Read More

New generation soil property maps for Africa

Properties
A new type of soil property maps for Africa has been launched by ISRIC − World Soil Information in Wageningen Netherlands The maps are freely accessible Share This See Also Geography Landslides Acid Rain Global ... - Read More

Turning algae into clean energy and fish food; helping Africans to irrigate crops

fish, crops
Could algae that feast on wastewater produce clean bio fuels and a healthful supply of fish food Can impoverished African community gardeners learn to use and maintain a simple centuries old non electric water pump ... - Read More
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