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Carbon's role in planetary atmosphere formation

Carbon, Atmosphere, Atmosphere, carbon
A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the way carbon moves from within a planet to the surface plays a big role in the evolution of a planet's atmosphere ... - Read More

Same-day water pollution test could keep beaches open more often

With warm summer days at the beach on the minds of millions of winter weary people scientists are reporting that use of a new water quality test this year could prevent unnecessary beach closures while ... - Read More

Ozone masks plants volatiles, plant eating insects confused

Ozone, Plant, Plants, plant, plants, Ozone
Increases in ground level ozone especially in rural areas may interfere not only with predator insects finding host plants but also with pollinators finding flowers according to researchers from Penn State and the University of ... - Read More

Soils in newly forested areas store substantial carbon that could help offset climate change

Carbon, Climate change, Climate change, Climate, climate, carbon
Surface appearances can be so misleading In most forests the amount of carbon held in soils is substantially greater than the amount contained in the trees themselves Share This See Also Soil Types Organic Nature ... - Read More

Discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Fuel
Excess carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate ... - Read More

Discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere

Fuel
Excess carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate ... - Read More

Elevated carbon dioxide in atmosphere trims wheat, sorghum moisture needs

Plenty has been written about concerns over elevated levels of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere but a Kansas State University researcher has found an upside to the higher CO2 levels And it's been particularly relevant ... - Read More

A milestone for new carbon-dioxide capture/clean coal technology

Coal
An innovative new process that releases the energy in coal without burning while capturing carbon dioxide the major greenhouse gas has passed a milestone on the route to possible commercial use scientists are reporting Their ... - Read More

Breakthrough could lead to cheaper, more sustainable chemical production

Chemical, Chemical, chemical, chemical
A key advance newly reported by chemists from Brown and Yale Universities could lead to a cheaper and more sustainable way to make acrylate an important commodity chemical used to make materials from polyester fabrics ... - Read More

Researchers devise hidden dune filters to treat coastal stormwater runoff

to treat
When it rains untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters potentially endangering public health Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed low cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and ... - Read More

Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed

Ocean, Carbon, Ocean, carbon
Models of carbon dioxide in the world's oceans need to be revised according to new work by UC Irvine and other scientists published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience Trillions of plankton near the surface of ... - Read More

Researchers map out an alternative energy future for New York

New York Gov Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state To date no alternative to expanded gas drilling has been proposed Share This See Also Energy ... - Read More

Ground-level ozone falling faster than model predicted

There is good news and better news about ground level ozone in American cities While dangerous ozone levels have fallen in places that clamp down on emissions from vehicles and industry a new study from ... - Read More

Causes of 2011 Arctic ozone hole determined

Ozone, Ozone
A combination of extreme cold temperatures human made chemicals and a stagnant atmosphere were behind what became known as the Arctic ozone hole of 2011 a new NASA study finds Share This See Also Ozone ... - Read More

Ozone layer above North Pole expected to recover by end of century

Ozone, Ozone
Good news for the ozone layer above the Arctic The Montreal Protocol is showing effects according to recent measurements the ozone layer over the North Pole should recover by the end of the century This ... - Read More

Chemists develop efficient material for carbon capture

carbon, Material, Carbon, Material
Chemists at the University of South Florida and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have discovered a more efficient less expensive and reusable material for carbon dioxide CO2 capture and separation Share This See ... - Read More

Researchers find link to arsenic-contaminated groundwater

Carbon, carbon
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

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Pollutants
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain ... - Read More

Key component of China's pollution problem: Scale of nitrogen's effect on people and ecosystems revealed

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

Clues to climate cycles dug from south pole snow pit

Climate, climate
Particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events a team from the University of California San Diego and a colleague from France ... - Read More
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