Leakages of nutrients necessary for food production especially nitrogen and phosphorus cause severe eutrophication to the Earth's aquatic ecosystems and promote climate change However this threat also hides an opportunity An enhancement of the nutrient ... - Read More
More and more of the world's waters are seriously lacking oxygen Could we use pumps to bring oxygen and thus higher life back into these waters A Danish Swedish research team says yes They installed ... - Read More
Coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the $1 billion shelled mollusk industry primarily oysters and clams are at long term economic risk from the increasing threat of ocean acidification a new report concludes ... - Read More
Regional climate change models predict an increased freshwater runoff into the Baltic Sea This will result in increased inflow of terrestrial dissolved organic carbon According to Matyas Ripszam Umeå University this change will have high ... - Read More
University of Michigan researchers today released a detailed draft analysis of policy options for hydraulic fracturing the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking The draft final report of the U M ... - Read More
A Missouri University of Science and Technology professor has shown that improving wastewater treatment and saving energy are not only essential but they're also compatible Dr Jianmin Wang professor of civil architectural and environmental engineering ... - Read More
Researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how details of the transfer of heat at the nanoscale causes nanoparticles to change shape in ensembles ... - Read More
A collaboration between researchers from KEK the Institute for Basic Science IBS the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST RIKEN and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute JASRI used the SACLA X ray ... - Read More
A computational technique to analyze how water vapor condenses on a surface patterned with an array of tiny pillars has been co developed by an A*STAR researcher Calculations carried out using this technique reveal that ... - Read More
When oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill first began washing ashore on Pensacola Municipal Beach in June 2010 populations of sensitive microorganisms including those that capture sunlight or fix nitrogen from the air began to ... - Read More
A spark from a lightning bolt interstellar dust or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth But what happened next Life can exist without oxygen but without plentiful nitrogen to ... - Read More
Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the MATGAS research centre the Universitá di Roma La Sapienza and the Politecnico di Milano have designed a method which indirectly measures the viscosity of glass something ... - Read More
Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment The discovery comes following a study on the Thames river by scientists at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences ... - Read More
Can beef production help restore ecosystems A team of scientists advisors and communications specialists are banding together to explore whether ranching management can create robust soils watersheds and wildlife habitat while sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide ... - Read More
As you heat up a piece of iron the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting This unusual behavior is one reason why steel in which iron plays a starring role is ... - Read More
Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions while necessary may not happen soon enough to stave off climate catastrophe So in addition the world may need to resort to so called geoengineering approaches that aim to ... - Read More
Know your neighbor save the planet That's the key finding of a study that says visits with neighbors lead to more planet friendly behaviors than spending time with friends or family The study published by ... - Read More
Hydrogels are materials that are commonly used in everyday objects such as contact lenses or diapers in order to control humidity However chemical engineers at the University of Guadalajara UdeG in Mexico developed a new ... - Read More
Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever changing environmental conditions That is the case for many microorganisms In a ... - Read More
Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722 the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline However the catalyst has long been debated in the scientific community Was ... - Read More
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