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
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
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
New research shows that ocean turbulence directly affects the ability of microscopic marine organisms to recycle organic material back into the food web Share This See Also Bacteria Extreme Survival Organic Pollution Oceanography Geochemistry Food ... - Read More
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
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
The ultrafast ultrabright X ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source LCLS have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy ... - Read More
Heavy rains have become more frequent in the upper Midwest over the past 60 years according to a study from the University of Iowa The trend appears to hold true even with the current drought ... - Read More
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
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
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
Aging sewer systems are spilling a considerable amount of nitrogen into urban watersheds diminishing both the quality of water and ecosystems' habitats However many studies documenting the impacts of nitrogen on urban environs have not ... - Read More
Pulp and paper producers are among Canada's most important industries and also one of the largest producers of wastewater Estimating the greenhouse gas emissions in this wastewater has become a priority for the industry Share ... - Read More
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
A field study of aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation in the Sierra Nevada shows that dust and microorganisms transported from as far away as the Sahara desert help to spur the precipitation that California ... - Read More
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
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
During an expedition to the South Pacific Ocean scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen along with their colleagues from the GEOMAR and Christian Albrechts University in Kiel discovered that organic ... - Read More
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More
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