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October 3, 2015

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October 3, 2015

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

Reading the Weather from Inside a Seashell

Sep. 29, 2015 — Does assembling a mega-continent necessarily lead to a mega-monsoon? Can you tell by looking at ... read more

Highest Tides for 18.6 Years Set for the UK This Week

Sep. 28, 2015 — Many places along the UK coastline will experience the highest tide for 18.6 years between the 19th and 30th of September, as a result of the co-incidence of a series of astronomical ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — A crucial process has been identified to explain the reason why dissolved organic carbon (DOC) levels in the deep oceans are constant despite a continuous supply from the surface ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new study puts us closer to do-it-yourself spray-on solar cell technology—promising third-generation solar cells utilizing a nanocrystal ink deposition that could make traditional expensive ... read more

Ice Samples from Greenland, Russia Provide Clues to Past, Future Climate Change

Sep. 28, 2015 — Scientists have discovered evidence of carbonaceous aerosols -- organic dust -- transported from Asia and deposited in the Arctic over the last 450 years, according to a study. They have also found ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new research framework for the agricultural sector that offers evidence-based understanding of the relationship between short-term yields, long-term sustainability and ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and the electric grid using a ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Biomass burning has positive environmental and public-health effects, A new study documents. Co-firing oat hulls with coal reduced emissions of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, and heavy metals, ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have used radiocarbon measured in deep-sea fossil corals to shed light on carbon dioxide levels during Earth's last deglaciation. Fossil corals have the unique advantage that they ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — As carbon emissions continue to rise, scientists project forests will grow faster and larger, due to an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, which fuels photosynthesis. But a new study finds that ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A survey of nearly 700 scientists from non-climate disciplines shows that more than 90 percent believe that average global temperatures are higher than pre-1800s levels and that human activity has ... read more

Curbing Short-Lived Pollutants: A Win-Win for Climate and Air Quality

Sep. 24, 2015 — Ozone, methane and aerosols (tiny pollutant particles) remain in the atmosphere for a shorter time than CO2, but can affect both the climate and air quality. Yet environmental policies tend to ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — A low-cost method of removing phosphates from tile drainage water has been developed, and may help protect lakes and streams. Using steel byproducts to trap phosphates in simulated tile drainage ... read more

Human Activity Affecting Microbes in Soil

Sep. 23, 2015 — Agricultural inputs such as nitrogen and phosphorous alter soil microbial communities, which may have unintended environmental consequences, new research from an ecologist ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Scientists may have cracked a part of the chemical code for one of the most basic, yet mysterious, processes in the natural world -- nature's ability to transform nitrogen from the air into ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers released the final version of a report analyzing policy options for the state of Michigan regarding high-volume hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly ... read more

Method Could Make Hydrogen Fuel Cells More Efficient

Sep. 23, 2015 — With the growth of wind and solar energy and the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, many people in the US may have forgotten about the promised 'hydrogen economy.' But in research ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — A new research study examines the market potential and environmental trade-offs of using natural gas in marine fuels. Natural gas is considered by many to be a 21st century energy resource that will ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Microbiologists are addressing the global environmental issue of ocean dead zones. Their research is discovering the potential of naturally occurring bacteria called rhizobia to stem the tide of ... read more

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