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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

Researchers devise hidden dune filters to treat coastal stormwater runoff

to treat
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

Breakthrough research shows chemical reaction in real time

Time
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

Increase in heavy rainfalls over past 60 years in upper Midwest, US

Water, Water, Water
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

Researchers map out an alternative energy future for New York

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

Ground-level ozone falling faster than model predicted

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

Causes of 2011 Arctic ozone hole determined

Ozone, Ozone
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

Pittsburgh's leaky faucet: How aging sewers are impacting urban watersheds

Nitrogen, nitrogen
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

Plankton adjusts to changing ocean temperatures

Ocean, Ocean
Imagine trying to swim through a pool of honey Because of their small size this is what swimming in water is like for tiny marine plankton So it was often assumed they would be easy ... - Read More

New method for greenhouse gas predictions

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

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Pollutants
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

Saharan and Asian dust, biological particles end global journey in California

biological
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

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

How the Ocean loses nitrogen: Scientists identify key factor that controls nitrogen availability in the Ocean

Ocean, Nitrogen, nitrogen, Ocean
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

Pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation

Pollution, Pollution
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

Nitrogen from pollution, natural sources causes growth of toxic algae, study finds

Nitrogen
Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health warns a new study published in the Journal of Phycology Share This ... - Read More

Benefits of Bt corn go beyond rootworm resistance

Engineered to produce the bacterial toxin Bt Bt corn resists attack by corn rootworm a pest that feeds on roots and can cause annual losses of up to $1 billion But besides merely protecting against ... - Read More

Gases work with particles to promote cloud formation

climate, Climate
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS showing for the first time that certain volatile ... - Read More

Mystery surrounding the harnessing of fusion energy unlocked

Fusion
The research of a multi institutional team from the U S Japan and France led by Predrag S Krstic of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and Jean Paul Allain of Purdue University has answered ... - Read More
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