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First step to reduce plant need for nitrogen fertilizer uncovered

Nitrogen fertilizer costs U S farmers approximately $8 billion each year and excess fertilizer can find its way into rivers and streams damaging the delicate water systems Now a discovery by a team of University ... - Read More

Antibiotic resistance in agricultural environments: A call to action

Antibiotic resistant pathogens are an emerging critical human health issue The World Health Organization WHO has declared antibiotic resistance as a top health issue worldwide Two million Americans are infected each year with diseases resistant ... - Read More

Breaking Bad's Addictive Chemistry

and a huge part of the show’s appeal As Pinkman exclaims during an episode of the show’s first season “Yeah Science ” Permalink to this article Comment Share ... - Read More

Tropical forest carbon absorption may hinge on an odd couple

Carbon, carbon
A unique housing arrangement between a specific group of tree species and a carbo loading bacteria may determine how well tropical forests can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere according to a Princeton University based ... - Read More

Tropical forests 'fix' themselves: Nitrogen fixation in tropics has far-reaching implications for global warming

Global warming, Nitrogen, nitrogen, Global warming
Tropical forests speed their own recovery capturing nitrogen and carbon faster after being logged or cleared for agriculture Researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama think the discovery that trees turn up ... - Read More

'Grassroots action' in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change

In a series of papers to be presented next week scientists offer new evidence that a potent chemical mechanism operating in the roots of a tropical grass used for livestock feed has enormous potential to ... - Read More

Sewage Treatment Removes Widely Used Home and Garden Insecticides From Wastewater

was part of the 246th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society ACS the world’s largest scientific society “We found that advanced sewage treatment reduced the levels of pyrethroids by more than ... - Read More

The Real Reason to Worry About Bees

a condition sometimes termed colony collapse disorder CCD Although honeybees have been doing better in recent years something continues to kill about 1 in every 3 honeybees each year He spoke at a symposium on ... - Read More

Edible Coatings for Ready-to-Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

refrigerated packaged apple slices that last 2 3 weeks without turning brown or losing crispness Apples ordinarily begin to turn brown within 30 minutes after cutting or peeling Pavlath’s process involves treating freshly cut apple ... - Read More

Toward Making People Invisible to Mosquitoes

were definite mosquito lures drawing 90 percent of the mosquitoes to the screen With other compounds however many of the mosquitoes didn’t even take flight or seemed confused “If you put your hand in a ... - Read More

New Weapons on the Way to Battle Wicked Weeds

which is costly in terms of energy use and may contribute to soil erosion And a number of products are on the way to help They include new herbicide formulations that work in ways that ... - Read More

Purple Sweet Potatoes Among 'New Naturals' for Food and Beverage Colors

exhibited potent antioxidant activities Degradation of chlorogenic acid quinic acid and caffeic acid upon heat treatment produced additional antioxidants in roasted coffees The results suggest that continuous ingestion of antioxidants by habitual coffee drinkers has ... - Read More

Science Supporting Abundant, Nourishing Food for a Growing Civilization

The diets of people in North America shed almost 1.5 billion pounds of unhealthy saturated and trans fat over the last six years thanks to a new phase in an ongoing agricultural revolution an expert ... - Read More

Researching New Detectors for Chemical, Biological Threats

typically devices measuring between 20 micrometers to a millimeter For comparison a human hair averages 70 microns in diameter In general Sandia’s chemical detection instruments work by collecting and concentrating a sample of air separating ... - Read More

Simple mix of rock and organic waste is powerful fertilizer

Fertilizer
Food and biofuel crops could be grown and maintained in many places where it wasn't previously possible such as deserts landfills and former mining sites thanks to an inexpensive non chemical soil additive The additive ... - Read More

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

Widely used pesticide toxic to honeybees

Forthcoming research in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry analyzes the physiological effects of three separate pesticides on honey bees Apis mellifera An international research team Drs Stephan Caravalho Luc Belzunces and colleagues from Universidade ... - Read More

Space station illuminates dusty plasmas for a wide range of research

Space
One of the most frequently used physics laboratories on the International Space Station recently completed its final set of experiments The Plasma Kristall Experiment PK 3 Plus lab a Russian German cooperation in operation since ... - Read More

Deserts 'greening' from rising carbon dioxide: Green foliage boosted across the world's arid regions

Green
Increased levels of carbon dioxide CO2 have helped boost green foliage across the world's arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation according to CSIRO research In findings based on ... - 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
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