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Bacteria play an important role in long term storage of carbon in the ocean

The ocean is a large reservoir of dissolved organic molecules and many of these molecules are stable against microbial utilization for hundreds to thousands of years They contain a similar amount of carbon as compared ... - Read More

Greenhouse gases unbalanced: How human intervention changes wetlands

Natural wetlands usually emit methane and sequester carbon dioxide Anthropogenic interventions in particular the conversion of wetlands for agriculture result in a significant increase in CO2 emissions which overcompensate potential decreases in methane emission A ... - Read More

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Deep water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2 000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human caused pollution one ... - Read More

New Research Discovers 4-Stranded DNA-Binding Protein Conserved in Plants and Animals

trying to figure out how these may function as tiny molecular gene switches In humans G4 DNA is present in genes that regulate cancer and cell division A previously published paper by Bass Kopylov Stroupe ... - Read More

Conservation works: Forests for water in eastern Amazonia

Brazil's 'arc of deforestation' accounted for 85% of all Amazon deforestation from 1996 to 2005. Although deforestation rates have dropped considerably since 2005 the forests of the southeastern Amazon remain vulnerable to expanding development which ... - Read More

Portable DNA sequencing 'laboratory'

As one of the first research Institutes to take part in the MinION Access Programme MAP for portable DNA sequencing introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies The Genome Analysis Centre TGAC 's task force share their ... - Read More

Poisonous Symbiosis: Scientists discover mechanics of poison production in Crotalaria

A working group at Kiel University CAU centred around Professor Dietrich Ober has discovered that symbioses between plants and bacteria are not only responsible for binding nutrients as previously assumed but can also be responsible ... - Read More

Toward better agricultural fertilization management

A new study led by researchers from UPM shows that ammonia emissions associated with crop fertilization could reduce up to 82% with a minimum impact on agricultural production The research findings conducted by several universities ... - Read More

Genome-editing tool streamlined to thwart 'deadliest' animal

Life science researchers at Virginia Tech have accelerated a game changing technology that's being used to study one of the planet's most lethal disease carrying animals Writing in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy ... - Read More

'Chemistry of Natural Resources' Focus of Plenaries at American Chemical Society Meeting

Problems producing biofuels the role of gas hydrates in energy production and how to supply clean safe water are the topics of three plenary talks at the 249th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the ... - Read More

Hidden greenhouse emissions revealed in new report

Restoration of wetlands can reduce greenhouse gas emissions This is shown in a report that has been written in part by researchers from the University of Gothenburg Former wetlands that have been drained and which ... - Read More

Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists find

An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now In a new study published March 6 in the journal Science a team of researchers led by University of Georgia ecologists ... - Read More

New models yield clearer picture of emissions' true costs

When its environmental and human health toll is factored in a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price a new Duke University study finds The social cost of a gallon ... - Read More

World's challenges demand science changes -- and fast, experts say

World's challenges demand science changes and fast experts say The world has little use and precious little time for detached experts A group of scientists each of them experts makes a compelling case in this ... - Read More

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
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