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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

The Netherlands Scores Average in Climate Change Adaptation

Nov. 19, 2015 — Compared to other countries, the Netherlands takes an average position when it comes to implementing climate change adaptation initiatives. In the period 2010-2014, little changes have been observed ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Ancient fossil forests have beenunearthed in Arctic Norway, thought to be partly responsible for one of the most dramatic shifts in the Earth's climate in the past 400 million ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Stormy space weather sweeping across the equator is threatening vital power grids in regions long considered safe from such events, ground-breaking new research ... 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 — With 63 percent of the state forested, New York may be nearing a peak in forest land. Gains in forested land have slowed considerably, and two new damaging invasive insects are threatening ... 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

Warming Ocean Worsened Australia's Fatal 2010/2011 Floods

Nov. 18, 2015 — Long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in increasing the severity of the devastating floods that struck Australia in 2010/2011, a study shows. The researchers ... 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. 18, 2015 — A year ago, researchers discovered that fat helps coral survive heat stress over the short term -- and now it seems that fat helps coral survive over the long term, too. The study offers important ... read more

Study Links Deep-Time Dust With Major Impacts on Carbon Cycling

Nov. 17, 2015 — A new study links vast amounts of iron-rich dust deposits from the late Paleozoic period of 300 million years ago with implications for major ecosystem fertilization and a massive drawdown of ... read more

Small Landscape Changes Can Mean Big Freshwater Gains

Nov. 17, 2015 — A typical bird's-eye view of the Midwest offers a patchwork landscape covered mostly by agriculture but mottled with forest, wetland, grassland, buildings and pavement. This pattern influences ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — When corn prices increase farmers reap higher yields by making changes. According to a recent study, about one-third of the yield increase derives from more intensive management practices and ... 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

Global Energy Demand Has Adverse Effects on Freshwater Resources of Less Developed Nations

Nov. 16, 2015 — Global energy demand from developed nations has an adverse impact on freshwater resources in less developed nations according to a new study. While current energy policy focuses on preventing ... 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 — The first data-driven estimate of the Earth's total supply of groundwater shows that less than six per cent of groundwater in the upper two kilometers of the Earth's landmass is renewable ... 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

Houston-Galveston Region Could Be Better Protected from Impact of Hurricanes and Severe Storms

Nov. 13, 2015 — New structural and nonstructural solutions could better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of hurricanes and severe storms, according to a research paper by energy, engineering and ... read more

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