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October 3, 2015

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October 3, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015 — Novel and scalable technology and production process has been developed combining algal biomass cultivation, harvesting and concentration as well as extraction and fractionation of fatty acids from ... read more

Hotel 'Greenwashing' Dirties Eco-Friendly Reputation

Oct. 1, 2015 — Hotels across the globe are increasingly encouraging guests to embrace green practices. Yet while guests think they are supporting the environment by shutting off lights and reusing towels, they may ... read more

Simulating Path of 'Magma Mush' Inside an Active Volcano

Oct. 1, 2015 — The first simulation of the individual crystals in volcanic mush, a mix of liquid magma and solid crystals, shows mixing to help understand the buildup of pressure deep inside a ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Climate change is causing more than just warmer oceans and erratic weather. According to scientists, it also has the capacity to alter the shape of the ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — This just in from the pandas nestled in a remote corner of China: Their influence spans the globe. Researchers apply a new integrated framework to the decades of work they've done to understand ... read more

Language About Climate Change Differs Between Proponents and Skeptics

Oct. 1, 2015 — Proponents of climate change tend to use more conservative, tentative language to report on the science behind it, while skeptics use more emotional and assertive language when reinterpreting ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to experts. Exposure to toxic environmental chemicals is linked to ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Exceptionally detailed maps of five Great Lakes recreational activities have now been mapped by researchers who say the information can be used to help prioritize restoration ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — In the battle against weeds, tillage is one of the strongest weapons at the disposal of organic or ecologically based farmers. But, depending on when it is used, tillage can also be a strong driver ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists studied characteristics of 16 selections of rhizoma peanut grown in full sun or under 30 percent shade in Florida. They observed greater height and a less uniform canopy for the shaded ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — In an effort to help develop a domestic supply of rare earth elements, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a novel method of chemically separating these materials -- ... read more

The Danish Nitrogen Budget in a Nutshell

Sep. 30, 2015 — To get a clearer overall picture of the sources and sinks of nitrogen, scientists have developed a national nitrogen budget for Denmark for the years 1990 to 2010. The budget shows inputs and outputs ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Ocean robots installed off the coast of Massachusetts have helped scientists understand a previously unknown process by which warm Gulf Stream water and colder waters of the continental shelf ... read more

Barley Straw Shows Potential as Transport Biofuel Raw Material

Sep. 30, 2015 — The hemicellulose sugars of barley straw can be effectively fermented into biobutanol, when starch is added during the pre-treatment or fermentation process, shows a new study. Seeking to find ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Scientists have recorded measurements of X-rays of energies up to 10 MeV caused by electrons accelerated in the intense electric fields inside a ... read more

Earthquake Rupture Halted by Seamounts

Sep. 30, 2015 — Experts expected for some time that one of the next mega earthquakes occurs off northern Chile. But when the earth did tremble around the northern Chilean city of Iquique in 2014, the strength and ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — New water-tracing technology has been used in the Sydney Basin for the first time to determine how groundwater moves in the different layers of rock below the surface. The study provides a baseline ... read more

New Prototype Cleans Air and Removes Pollution

Sep. 29, 2015 — A prototype of a new device could eliminate pesticide residues, grease, detergents, deodorants and general pollution from the atmosphere, reducing health ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Can owls and loggers get along? A recent study conducted in Primorye in the southern Russian Far East suggests it's not only possible, but essential for endangered Blakiston's fish owls to ... read more

Rare Early Jurassic Corals of North America

Sep. 29, 2015 — Mass extinction events punctuate the evolution of marine environments, and recovery biotas paved the way for major biotic changes. Understanding the responses of marine organisms in the ... read more

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