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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Not All Canadians Feeling the Heat of Climate Change

Nov. 30, 2015 — While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Paris hammering out the details of the global fight against climate change, a new study shows that Canadian attitudes are somewhat ambivalent. The ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Urban environments struggle with contaminated water running off, causing pollution and algal blooms. In response, cities often use natural landscapes of soil, grasses, and trees. These biofiltration ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — More than half of the world's population is nourished by food grown with fertilizers containing synthetic nitrogen, which is needed for large crop yields but causes significant pollution. With ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Management of the world’s marine habitats needs to look beyond only Marine Protected Areas and put achieving ecosystem resilience at the top of the agenda, according to new ... read more

Oily Waste With Natural Radionuclides: Stimulates or Inhibits Soil Bacterial Community?

Nov. 23, 2015 — Researchers have revealed both structural and functional changes of the microbial community resistant to and able to decompose oily wastes in soil. The experiment was dedicated to measuring carbon ... read more

Sea Traffic Pollutes Our Lungs More Than Previously Thought

Nov. 20, 2015 — New data show that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from sea traffic. Almost half of the measured particles stem from sea traffic emissions, while the rest is deemed to be ... read more

Greater Potential for Transport in Climate Mitigation

Nov. 19, 2015 — The transport sector has the potential to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases in half by 2050, according to a new analysis. Given the continuing drop in battery prices, electric drives have ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The production of energy from natural gas without generating carbon dioxide emissions could fast become a reality, thanks to a novel technology. Researchers have been researching an innovative ... read more

UK Health Professionals Unite for Stronger Measures to Tackle Climate Change

Nov. 19, 2015 — As world leaders prepare to meet in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, UK health professionals have formed an alliance of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals to ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Some parts of the Twin Cities can spike temperatures up to 9°F higher than surrounding communities thanks to the 'urban heat island' effect, according to a new ... read more

Link Between Air Pollution, Heart Disease Confirmed

Nov. 18, 2015 — A link between higher levels of a specific kind of air pollution in major urban areas and an increase in cardiovascular-related hospitalizations such as for heart attacks in people 65 and older has ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Molecular-based moisture indicators, remains of midges and climate simulations have provided climate scientists with the final piece to one of the most enduring puzzles of the last Ice ... read more

Impact of Climate Change on Nutrient Load of Pike River Watershed

Nov. 17, 2015 — Using future climate change scenarios and water quality projections, experts found that sediment and the blue-green algae producing nutrients phosphorus and nitrogen are likely to increase in the ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Paleontologists find that tiny organisms called foraminifera have a big story to tell about the health of Puget Sound. Two recent studies about the health of Bellingham Bay and inlets in the ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Ancient climates on Earth may have been more sensitive to carbon dioxide than was previously thought, according to new research. Scientists examined nahcolite crystals found in Colorado's Green ... read more

Building With Nature: Ecological Design for Next-Generation Cities

Nov. 13, 2015 — New research celebrates the centennial of the society with perspectives on the potential for ecological science to influence the design of the next generation cities and their ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — A glacier in northeast Greenland that holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 18 inches has come unmoored from a stabilizing sill and is crumbling into the North Atlantic Ocean. ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Tiny plastic bits, collectively known as called microplastics, are showing up in bodies of water around the world, and are accumulating in aquatic creatures, including fish and shellfish. Now ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Scientists have made a major breakthrough by making a porous liquid. The three-year research project could pave the way for many more efficient and greener chemical processes, including ultimately ... read more

Dust, Iron, Life: How Atmospheric Dust Prepped Earth for Life

Nov. 10, 2015 — Dust begets life, and Earth's atmosphere 300 million years ago was perhaps the dustiest of all time, with large consequences for carbon cycling and the climate system. In a new article ... read more

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