New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so called integrated pest management IPM measures scientists ... - Read More
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient In the ocean iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton the base of the ocean's food web ... - Read More
Slender bacterial nanowires require certain key amino acids in order to conduct electricity according to a study to be published in mBio® the online open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology on March ... - Read More
An international team of 21 authors from 17 institutions in seven countries has just published a study in the journal Natural Climate Change showing that as the cover of snow and ice in the northern ... - Read More
The search for a less expensive sustainable source of biomass or plant material for producing gasoline diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed that fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes ... - Read More
Scientists at UC San Francisco have found a more precise way to turn off genes a finding that will speed research discoveries and biotech advances and may eventually prove useful in reprogramming cells to regenerate ... - Read More
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth have discovered phthalates industrial chemicals in common foods purchased in the United States Phthalates can be found in a variety of products and ... - Read More
Human activities are not the primary cause of arsenic found in groundwater in Bangladesh Share This See Also Organic Chemistry Graphene Weapons Technology Water Global Warming Air Quality Groundwater Activated carbon Artesian aquifer Hydrogeology Instead ... - Read More
A continental scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U S and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity The study which measures ... - Read More
Agriculture is responsible for around ten to twelve percent of all greenhouse gases attributable to human activities This raises the question of how these emissions could be reduced A recent study has investigated for the ... - Read More
It's no secret that China is faced with some of the world's worst pollution Until now however information on the magnitude scope and impacts of a major contributor to that pollution human caused nitrogen emissions ... - Read More
Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds Share This ... - Read More
Environmental exposure to bisphenol A BPA a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system according to a ... - Read More
Studies at the U S Department of Agriculture USDA are shedding some light on the microbes that dwell in cattle manure what they are where they thrive where they struggle and where they can end ... - Read More
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere Share This See Also ... - Read More
While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More
The increasing production and use of antibiotics about half of which is used in animal production is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes or ARGs effectively reducing antibiotics' ability to fend off ... - Read More
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More
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