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Storks could become poisoned by pesticides during their migration to Africa

Not all storks migrate to Africa Many stay for the winter in the Iberian Peninsula where landfills have become a permanent source of food Scientists from Extremadura have analysed the presence of pollutants and pesticides ... - Read More

Clearing up Europe's air pollution hotspots

Current air quality legislation in Europe will lead to significant improvements in particulate matter pollution but without further emission control efforts many areas of Europe will continue to see air pollution levels above the limits ... - Read More

Flame retardants found to cause metabolic, liver problems, animal study shows

Chemicals used as synthetic flame retardants that are found in common household items such as couches carpet padding and electronics have been found to cause metabolic and liver problems that can lead to insulin resistance ... - Read More

Going negative with carbon

To combat climate change President Obama has called for an 80 percent reduction in carbon dioxide CO2 emissions by 2050. To help achieve this goal the President has encouraged big investments in wind solar and ... - Read More

Easter Island mystery: Why did the native culture die out?

Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722 the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline However the catalyst has long been debated in the scientific community Was ... - Read More

Soils could keep contaminants in wastewater from reaching groundwater, streams

With endocrine disrupting compounds affecting fish populations in rivers as close as Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and as far away as Israel's Jordan a new research study shows that soils can filter out and break down at ... - Read More

Antibiotics, bacteria, resistance genes found in dust from feedlots

After testing dust in the air near cattle feedlots in the Southern High Plains researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University found evidence of antibiotics feedlot derived bacteria and ... - Read More

Did the Anthropocene begin with the nuclear age?

Scientists identify July 16 1945 as key time boundary in Earth history An international group of scientists has proposed a start date for the dawn of the Anthropocene a new chapter in the Earth's geological ... - Read More

New planetary dashboard shows 'great acceleration' in human activity since 1950

Human activity predominantly the global economic system is now the prime driver of change in the Earth System the sum of our planet's interacting physical chemical biological and human processes according to a set of ... - Read More

Bacteria as individual as people? Study of rhizobium from plant roots suggests yes

Bacteria are as individual as people according to new research by Professor Peter Young and his team in the Department of Biology at the University of York Bacteria are essential to health agriculture and the ... - Read More

Regional patterns of soot, dirt on North American snow discovered

Snow is not as white as it looks Mixed in with the reflective flakes are tiny dark particles of pollution University of Washington scientists recently published the first large scale survey of impurities in North ... - Read More

No lead pollution in the oil sands region of Alberta, study says

Recent research from the University of Alberta reveals that contrary to current scientific knowledge there's no atmospheric lead pollution in the province's oil sands region William Shotyk a soil and water scientist who specializes in ... - Read More

Scientists reveal parchment's hidden stories

Millions of documents stored in archives could provide scientists with the key to tracing the development of agriculture in the British Isles over the last 700 years according to new research at the University of ... - Read More

Greenhouse gases linked to African rainfall

Scientists may have solved a long standing enigma known as the African Humid Period an intense increase in cumulative rainfall in parts of Africa that began after a long dry spell following the end of ... - Read More

Inexpensive hydrolysable polymer developed

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have figured out how to reverse the characteristics of a key bonding material polyurea providing an inexpensive alternative for a broad number of applications such as ... - Read More

Synthetic biology for space exploration

Does synthetic biology hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars Berkeley Lab researchers have used synthetic biology to produce an inexpensive and reliable microbial based alternative to the world's most ... - Read More

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to research in California's Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta by Dartmouth College researchers and their colleagues The study which is ... - Read More

Ammonium source in open ocean tracked by researchers

To understand the extent to which human activities are polluting Earth's atmosphere and oceans it's important to distinguish human made pollutants from compounds that occur naturally A recent study co authored by a Brown University ... - Read More

How the fruit fly could help us sniff out drugs and bombs

A fly's sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs new University of Sussex research has found Brain scientist Professor Thomas Nowotny was surprised to find that the 'nose' ... - Read More

A new innovative way to fertilize through leaves

A new study conducted by researchers from UPM and the UAH suggests that foliar fertilization could be used as a tool to produce plants for high quality reforestation Various nitrogen sources were tested in this ... - Read More
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