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Predicting pesticide loads more accurately

The EU wants to further improve the authorization process for agricultural products The different national procedures for this are supposed to be further harmonized Fraunhofer researchers have developed a software for estimating the transfer of ... - Read More

Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks

In a new paper a team of Yale researchers assesses the criticality of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in ... - Read More

Oceanic microbes behave in a synchrony across ocean basins

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and colleagues found that microbial communities in different regions of the Pacific Ocean displayed strikingly similar daily rhythms in their metabolism despite inhabiting extremely different habitats the ... - Read More

Naturally acidic waters of Puget Sound surround labs

For more than 100 years marine biologists at Friday Harbor Laboratories have studied the ecology of everything from tiny marine plants to giant sea stars Now as the oceans are undergoing a historic shift in ... - Read More

Highly evolved bacteria found near hydrothermal vents: Iron-oxidizing bacteria found along Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Bacteria that live on iron were found for the first time at three well known vent sites along the Mid Atlantic Ridge one of the longest undersea mountain ranges in the world Scientists report that ... - 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

Munching bugs thwart eager trees, reducing the carbon sink

In a high carbon dioxide world the trees would come out ahead Except for the munching bugs A new study published in Nature Plants shows that hungry plant eating insects may limit the ability of ... - 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

Climate-warmed leaves change lake ecosystems

Rising soil temperatures significantly affect autumn leaves and consequently the food web appearance and biochemical makeup of the lakes and ponds those leaves fall into a Dartmouth College led study finds The study is one ... - 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

Smothered oceans: Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied past global climate change

Seafloor sediment cores reveal abrupt extensive loss of oxygen in the ocean when ice sheets melted roughly 10 000 17 000 years ago according to a study from the University of California Davis The findings ... - Read More

Deep Space Climate Observatory to provide 'EPIC' views of Earth

NASA has contributed two Earth science instruments for NOAA's space weather observing satellite called the Deep Space Climate Observatory or DSCOVR set to launch in January 2015. One of the instruments called EPIC or Earth ... - Read More

What 'fecal prints' of microbes can tell us about Earth's evolution

Everything that eats must excrete and microbes are no exception Microbes have dominated Earth's ecology for at least the past 3.5 billion years They play a vital role in the planet's carbon cycle by digesting ... - Read More

Seeing the forest for the trees: Youngest trees in a forest tell the biggest story

The largest trees in a forest may command the most attention but the smallest seedlings and youngest saplings are the ones that are most critical to the composition and diversity of the forest overall While ... - Read More

Sharing that crowded holiday flight with countless hitchhiking dust mites

As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough Now University of Michigan researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust mites What people might not realize when ... - Read More

'Family' matters when predicting ecosystems' reaction to global change

Humans are rapidly changing the look and function of earth's ecosystems from the increase of greenhouse gases to the unintentional and harmful spread of plants and animals to new environments A major challenge for ecologists ... - Read More

Logging destabilizes forest soil carbon over time

Logging doesn't immediately jettison carbon stored in a forest's mineral soils into the atmosphere but triggers a gradual release that may contribute to climate change over decades a Dartmouth College study finds The results are ... - Read More

Groundwater patches play important role in forest health, water quality

Even during summer dry spells some isolated patches of soil in forested watersheds remain waterlogged These patches act as hot spots of microbial activity that remove nitrogen from groundwater and return it to the atmosphere ... - Read More

Karakoram glacier anomaly resolved, a cold case of climate science

Researchers from Princeton University and other institutions may have hit upon an answer to a climate change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years and that could help understand the future availability of water for ... - Read More

Breathing sand: New measurement technique detects oxygen supply to bottom of North Sea

New analytical methods show for the first time how the permeable sandy sediment at the bottom of the North Sea is supplied with oxygen and which factors determine the exchange Because the metabolic rate is ... - Read More
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