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Bridge species drive tropical engine of biodiversity

Fossil
Although scientists have known since the middle of the 19th century that the tropics are teeming with species while the poles harbor relatively few the origin of the most dramatic and pervasive biodiversity on Earth ... - Read More

NASA to study how pollution, storms and climate mix

NASA
NASA aircraft will take to the skies over the southern United States this summer to investigate how air pollution and natural emissions which are pushed high into the atmosphere by large storms affect atmospheric composition ... - Read More

Revealing hidden fungal species using DNA: The importance of recognizing cryptic diversity

DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA
Our ability to assess biological diversity ecosystem health ecological interactions and a wide range of other important processes is largely dependent on accurately recognizing species However identifying and describing species is not always a straightforward ... - Read More

U.S. urban trees store carbon, provide billions in economic value, finds state-by-state analysis

Analysis
From New York City's Central Park to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco America's urban forests store an estimated 708 million tons of carbon an environmental service with an estimated value of $50 billion according ... - Read More

Brighter clouds, cooler climate? Organic vapors affect clouds, leading to previously unidentified climate cooling

Climate, climate
University of Manchester scientists writing in the journal Nature Geoscience have shown that natural emissions and humanmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on Earth's climate by making clouds brighter Clouds are made ... - Read More

Bizarre bone worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons: Bone-melting substance drills opening for worms to access nutrients

Substance, Acid
Only within the past 12 years have marine biologists come to learn about the eye opening characteristics of mystifying sea worms that live and thrive on the bones of whale carcasses Share This See Also ... - Read More

Solar-powered nanofilters pump in antibiotics to clean contaminated water

Pump
Using the same devious mechanism that enables some bacteria to shrug off powerful antibiotics scientists have developed solar powered nanofilters that remove antibiotics from the water in lakes and rivers twice as efficiently as the ... - Read More

Lake found in Sierra Nevada with the oldest remains of atmospheric contamination in Southern Europe

Atmospheric
A team of scientists find in the Laguna de Rio Seco lagoon at an altitude of 3 020 m evidence of atmospheric pollution caused by lead and linked to metallurgical activities from 3 900 years ... - Read More

How trees play role in smog production

Smog
After years of scientific uncertainty and speculation researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show exactly how trees help create one of society's predominant environmental and health concerns air pollution Share This ... - Read More

Ceramic foam cleans up exhaust gases

Foam
The introduction next year of the Euro 6 exhaust gas standard means that catalytic converters will become more expensive above all for diesel vehicles Empa is working on a catalytic substrate made of ceramic foam ... - Read More

A simple solution to air pollution from wood-burning cookstoves

Solution
Billions of people worldwide burn animal dung crop residues wood and charcoal to cook their meals And the chemicals produced and inhaled sicken or kill millions At particular risk are women who prepare their families' ... - Read More

Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution

Fertilizer
The overuse of nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture can wreak havoc on waterways health and the environment Share This See Also Soil Types Organic Agriculture and Food Geochemistry Air Pollution Acid Rain Legume Sustainable agriculture Fertilizer ... - Read More

Biological activity alters the ability of sea spray to seed clouds

sea, biological
Ocean biology alters the chemical composition of sea spray in ways that influence its ability to form clouds over the ocean That's the conclusion of a team of scientists using a new approach to study ... - Read More

Scientists cage dead zebras in Africa to understand the spread of anthrax

Bacteria, bacteria
Scavengers might not play as key a role in spreading anthrax through wildlife populations as previously assumed according to findings from a small study conducted in Etosha National Park in northern Namibia Share This See ... - Read More

Rivers act as 'horizontal cooling towers' for power plants, study finds

Plants, plants
Running two computer models in tandem scientists from the University of New Hampshire have detailed for the first time how thermoelectric power plants interact with climate hydrology and aquatic ecosystems throughout the northeastern U S ... - Read More

Research harnesses solar-powered proteins to filter harmful antibiotics from water

antibiotics, antibiotics
New research just published details how University of Cincinnati researchers have developed and tested a solar powered nano filter that is able to remove harmful carcinogens and antibiotics from water sources lakes and rivers at ... - Read More

Long-term exposure to fine particles of traffic pollution increases risk of heart disease

The association between road traffic and heart disease has been suggested in several studies In 2012 a large prospective cohort study from Denmark showed that traffic noise was significantly associated with risk of heart attack ... - Read More

Pollution plumes in Paris air are richer in gaseous aromatic compounds than in Los Angeles

Aromatic, Compounds
What is the origin of the volatile hydrocarbons other than methane present in city air Mainly gasoline powered vehicles 1 according to a study carried out by a French US team 2 including French researchers ... - Read More

Cheaper natural gas-powered cars on the horizon?

Natural gas, Gas
When it comes to American consumers' vehicular preferences Texas A& amp M University chemist Hongcai Joe Zhou says the choice often boils down to simple economics more so than availability environment or altruism Share This ... - Read More

Turning algae into clean energy and fish food; helping Africans to irrigate crops

fish, crops
Could algae that feast on wastewater produce clean bio fuels and a healthful supply of fish food Can impoverished African community gardeners learn to use and maintain a simple centuries old non electric water pump ... - Read More
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