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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

'Pharmaceutical' approach boosts oil production from algae

Taking an approach similar to that used for discovering new therapeutic drugs chemists at the University of California Davis have found several compounds that can boost oil production by green microscopic algae a potential source ... - Read More

Population Boom Poses Interconnected Challenges of Energy, Food, Water

we have to move the technology from the bench to the real world so that solutions see the light of day which the industry speakers in the session can address Regulatory policies have to keep ... - Read More

New emissions standards would fuel shift from coal to natural gas

The cost of complying with tougher EPA air quality standards could spur an increased shift away from coal and toward natural gas for electricity generation according to a new Duke University study Share This See ... - Read More

Discovery of 1,800-year-old 'Rosetta Stone' for tropical ice cores

Ice
Two annually dated ice cores drawn from the tropical Peruvian Andes reveal Earth's tropical climate history in unprecedented detail year by year for nearly 1 800 years Share This See Also Climate Ice Ages Global ... - Read More

New insight into photosynthesis: Carotenoids can capture blue/green light and pass energy on to chlorophylls

Photosynthesis, Green
Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found that they also help ... - 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

Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Alternative, Fuel
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low cost environmentally friendly fuel source to ... - 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

Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution

pharmaceutical
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality So reports a new Ecological Applications paper which highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the ... - Read More

Researchers engineer plant cell walls to boost sugar yields for biofuels

sugar
When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it's generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth For thousands of years it ... - Read More

Picking apart photosynthesis: New insights could lead to better catalysts for water splitting

Catalysts, Photosynthesis
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology Caltech and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into ... - Read More

'Waste heat' may economize CO2 capture

Heat
In some of the first results from a federally funded initiative to find new ways of capturing carbon dioxide CO2 from coal fired power plants Rice University scientists have found that CO2 can be removed ... - Read More

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells

When Charles Babbage prototyped the first computing machine in the 19th century he imagined using mechanical gears and latches to control information ENIAC the first modern computer developed in the 1940s used vacuum tubes and ... - Read More

Cold cities less sustainable than warm cities, research suggests

Living in colder climates in the US is more energy demanding than living in warmer climates This is according to Dr Michael Sivak at the University of Michigan who has published new research today 28 ... - Read More

New type of solar structure cools buildings in full sunlight

Sunlight, Structure, Structure, Sunlight
A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings cars and other structures ... - 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

Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell

cell, cell
Solar cells are just like leaves capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees Share This See Also Solar Energy Petroleum Materials Science Energy ... - 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
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