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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

New Tool for Gauging Public Opinion Reveals Skepticism of Climate Engineering

Feb. 1, 2016 — Members of the public find the risks of climate engineering technology more likely than any of the benefits, according to an article. Such research is crucial because even if the goal of reducing ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have found that glacial erosion and melting ice caps both played a key role in driving the observed global increase in volcanic activity at the end of the last ice ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Tiny ponds play a disproportionately large role in global greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters, according to a new study. Although ponds less than a quarter of an acre in size make up only ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new and relatively inexpensive way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are more likely to contain valuable metal deposits has been developed by a team of ... read more

Major Storm Events Play Key Role in Biogeochemistry of Watersheds

Feb. 1, 2016 — Heavy weather events cause an inordinate amount of organic material to bypass headwater systems, say researchers, pushing them downstream into larger rivers and coastal waters and inland basins -- ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — An international team of scientists -- recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the mid-Atlantic -- have collected an unprecedented sequence of rock samples from the shallow mantle of ... read more

Jan. 30, 2016 — Satellite data shows that the moon's gravity puts a slight damper on rainfall on ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Hydrothermal activity along the mid-ocean ridge system suggests that the release of molten rock, or magma, in response to changes in sea level plays a significant role in the earth's ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Forest soils across New England will store fewer nutrients and metals -- some beneficial, some harmful -- as climate change prompts maples and other deciduous trees to replace the region's ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Global warming is increasing with each day that passes and the poles begin to thaw. New research shows that fungi in Alaska begin to adapt to high temperatures, speeding up their metabolism, growing ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — The moon was formed from a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a 'planetary embryo' called Theia approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed, almost 4.5 ... read more

New Approach to Prioritizing Research on the Environmental Impacts of Pharmaceuticals

Jan. 27, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new way to prioritize investigations on the environmental impacts of the estimated 1500 active pharmaceutical ingredients currently in ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Planet Earth's oceans and lands will be buried by increasing layers of plastic waste by the mid-century due to human activity, according to new ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — With microbial technology, the a research team aims to increase hydrocarbon recovery factor in extraction wells. The Technology of Hydrocarbons Recovery using Microbes uses microorganisms found in ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Atmospheric scientists have taken a comprehensive, multi-year look at the relationship between ozone pollution and wildfire smoke. Across the U.S., ozone levels were higher on smoky days than on ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Over-hunting large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse. Tropical forests worldwide store more than 460 billion tonnes of carbon. Researchers studied the impact of over-hunting ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new catalyst that paves the way for low-cost, large-scale ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — The first-ever global nitrogen footprint, encompassing 188 countries, has found the United States, China, India and Brazil are responsible for 46 percent of the world's nitrogen emissions. The ... read more

Storms, Ozone May Play Pivotal Role in Rainforest Cloud Creation

Jan. 22, 2016 — Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to researchers. The team conducted a nine-month ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — A new study suggests that plate tectonics -- the dynamic processes that formed Earth's mountains, volcanoes and continents -- began about 3 billion years ago. By analyzing trace element ratios ... read more

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