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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

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

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

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. 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. 10, 2015 — A new study identifies a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on. Together, the features ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Many of the world's approximately 117 million lakes act as wet chimneys releasing large amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The most recent estimates show that ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A new paper details the development and utility of a computer model for the dispersion of volcanic smog or 'vog,' which forms when volcanic sulfur dioxide gas interacts with water and ... read more

Environmental Factors May Contribute to the Development of Some Childhood Cancers

Nov. 9, 2015 — Environmental factors may be a contributory cause in the development of some childhood cancers, leading scientists have revealed. Experts have carried out pioneering analysis of neuroblastic tumours ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Aerosols impact the environment by affecting air quality and alter the Earth's radiative balance by either scattering or absorbing sunlight to varying degrees. What impact does climate change, ... read more

Poor Air Quality Increases Patients' Risk of Heart Attack

Nov. 8, 2015 — People with heart disease face an increased risk of a serious heart attack during poor air quality days, according to a major new ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — A new analysis using changes in cloud cover over the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean showed that a weakening of a major atmospheric circulation system over the last century is due, in part, to increased ... read more

Environment and Climate Helped Shape Varied Evolution of Human Languages

Nov. 4, 2015 — Researchers have conducted an extensive study of the relationship between the sound structures of a worldwide sample of human languages and climatic and ecological factors. The results show a ... read more

Teenage Exposure to Pesticides May Lead to Abnormal Sperm, New Study Says

Nov. 4, 2015 — Adolescent exposure to environmental pollutants known as organochlorines may lead to defective sperm, according to a new study. The research is the first to look for associations between exposure to ... read more

New Method for Tracking the Sources of Diamonds

Nov. 4, 2015 — A technique for identifying the sources of diamonds without the use of clues such as the presence of specific inclusions has been developed. The new testing method produced results with average ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — Engineers have identified a new approach for the storage of concentrated solar thermal energy, to reduce its cost and make it more practical for wider ... read more

Rural-to-Urban Migration Associated With Negative Environmental Effects in Chinese Cities

Nov. 3, 2015 — A strong correlation has been found between the influx of labor migrants from rural to urban areas and negative environmental effects on those destination ... read more

Some Chemicals Less Damaging to Ozone Can Degrade to Long-Lived Greenhouse Gas

Nov. 3, 2015 — Some substitutes for ozone-damaging chemicals being phased out worldwide under international agreements are themselves potent greenhouse gases and contribute to warming. Now, a new study shows for ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — A dust extraction unit that exploits the laws of nature has made the indoor climate on the ‘shop-floor’ of the Thamshavn smelter in Norway 75 percent ... read more

Cow-Calf Grazing Practices Could Determine, Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Nov. 3, 2015 — Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Southern Great Plains could require a change of grazing management by traditional cow-calf producers, according to a new ... read more

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