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Measuring microbes makes wetland health monitoring more affordable, says researcher

Ecology, Ecosystems
Wetlands serve as Earth's kidneys They filter and clean people's water supplies while serving as important habitat for many species including iconic species like cattails cranes and alligators Conventional ecosystem health assessments have focused on ... - Read More

Urban grass might be greener, but that doesn't mean it's 'greener'

Carbon, carbon
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows how some things you do to make your lawn green might not be conducive to going green Share This See Also Nature Soil Types Extreme Survival Global ... - Read More

Spring Rains Bring Life to Midwest Granaries but Foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

Surprising predictor of ecosystem chemistry

Ecosystem, Ecosystem
Carnegie scientists have found that the plant species making up an ecosystem are better predictors of ecosystem chemistry than environmental conditions such as terrain geology or altitude This is the first study using a new ... - Read More

Gulf of Mexico Has Greater-Than-Believed Ability to Self-Cleanse Oil Spills

The Gulf of Mexico may have a much greater natural ability to self clean oil spills than previously believed an expert in bioremediation said here today at the 245th National Meeting & amp Exposition of ... - Read More

Air pollution stunts coral growth

Pollution, Pollution
A new study has found that pollution from fine particles in the air mainly the result of burning coal or volcanic eruptions can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting in reduced ... - Read More

NASA flies radar south on wide-ranging expedition

NASA
A versatile NASA airborne imaging radar system is showcasing its broad scientific prowess for studying our home planet during a month long expedition over the Americas Share This See Also Earth Science Geology Global Warming ... - Read More

Papyrus plant detox for slaughterhouses

Humans have used the papyrus sedge for millennia The Ancient Egyptians wrote on it it can be made into highly buoyant boats it is grown for ornamentation and parts can even be eaten Now writing ... - Read More

Global nitrogen availability consistent for past 500 years linked to carbon levels

Carbon, Nitrogen, nitrogen, carbon
A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the past 500 years Their work appears in the journal ... - Read More

Sustainable Development Goals must sustain people and planet, experts say

In the wake of last week's meetings at the UN on the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs a group of international scientists have published a call in the journal Nature today arguing for ... - Read More

Life deep within oceanic crust sustained by energy from interior of Earth

Crust
The core drill slides through a drill pipe extending from the drill ship at the sea surface through a water depth of 2.5 km and hundreds of metres of sediment into the oceanic crust off ... - Read More

Large plastic bags in unique experiment to study ocean acidification

Ocean, Plastic, Plastic, Ocean
To study the effects of ocean acidification ten huge plastic containers called mesocosms are placed in the Gullmar Fjord in Sweden The project is unique mesocosms of this size have never been used for such ... - Read More

Glaciers contribute significant iron to North Atlantic Ocean

Ocean, Ocean
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient In the ocean iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton the base of the ocean's food web ... - Read More

Are tropical forests resilient to global warming?

Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass plants and plant material in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty first century than may previously have been thought suggests a study published online this ... - Read More

Amplified greenhouse effect shifts north's growing seasons

NASA
Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south according to a NASA funded study based on a 30 year record of land surface and newly improved satellite data sets Share ... - Read More

More storms like Sandy? Arctic ice loss amplified Superstorm Sandy violence

Ice
If you believe that last October's Superstorm Sandy was a freak of nature the confluence of unusual meteorological atmospheric and celestial events think again Share This See Also Global Warming Climate Atmosphere Severe Weather Hurricanes ... - Read More

New study reveals how sensitive US East Coast regions may be to ocean acidification

Ocean, Ocean
A continental scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U S and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity The study which measures ... - Read More

Is nanosilver toxic?

According to Finnish Estonian joint research with data obtained on two crustacean species there is apparently no reason to consider silver nanoparticles more dangerous for aquatic ecosystems than silver ions The results were reported in ... - 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

Circulation changes in a warmer ocean

Ocean, Ocean
In a new study scientists suggest that the pattern of ocean circulation was radically altered in the past when climates were warmer Share This See Also Climate Geography Global Warming Oceanography Weather Ecosystems Ocean current ... - Read More
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