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April 26, 2015

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April 26, 2015

Apr. 9, 2015 — An unusually warm patch of surface water, nicknamed 'the blob' when it emerged in early 2014, is part of a Pacific Ocean pattern that may be affecting everything from West Coast fisheries ... read more

More Food, Low Pollution Effort Gains Traction

Apr. 9, 2015 — Nitrogen fertilizers make it possible to feed more people in the world than ever before. However, too much of it can also harm the environment. A group of scientists, economists, social scientists, ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — The dispersant used to remediate the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is more toxic to cold-water corals at lower concentrations than the spilled oil, according to a new study ... read more

Increase in Inflammation Linked to High Traffic Pollution for People on Insulin

Apr. 8, 2015 — People on insulin living next to roads with heavy traffic had markedly increased concentration of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, compared to those living in lower traffic areas, a ... read more

Fracking Fluids Contain Potentially Harmful Compounds If Leaked Into Groundwater

Apr. 8, 2015 — The organic chemicals in fracking fluid have been uncovered in two new studies, providing a basis for water contamination testing and future regulation. The research reveals that fracking fluid ... read more

Contaminants Also a Threat to Polar Bears

Apr. 7, 2015 — The polar bear, one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is being made vulnerable by the series of dangers it faces. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Soil, long thought to be a semi-permanent storehouse for ancient carbon, may be releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere faster than anyone thought. In a new study, researchers showed that ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Salt marshes at higher latitudes, including those in densely populated coastal regions of New England and Europe, are more vulnerable to the effects of eutrophication, which, if left unchecked, can ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite delivered a remarkable image of Super Typhoon Maysak on March 31. TRMM obtained an image straight over the top of a super typhoon with a double ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, scientists found they could grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Diminishing or eliminating of waste is the main advantage of implementing sustainable development in business. It enables recycling, efficient usage of natural resources, allows businesses to save ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — A team of researchers is studying possible links between reported hauntings and indoor air quality. It is known that some fungi, such as rye ergot fungus, may cause severe psychosis in ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Researchers have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia. Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East Asia to the equator, with ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers will study the vibrations of wind turbines at a large Chilean wind farm along with health impacts on nearby residents. The goal is to make wind turbines more acceptable. Currently, ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — By studying the morphology and physiology of plants with tiny conical "hairs" or microfibers on the surface of their leaves, such as tomatoes, balsam pears and the flowers Berkheya purpea ... read more

Exercise Can Outweigh Harmful Effects of Air Pollution

Mar. 30, 2015 — The beneficial effects of exercise are more important for our health than the negative effects of air pollution, in relation to the risk of premature mortality, new research shows. In other words, ... read more

Study Takes Aim at Mitigating the Human Impact on the Central Valley, California

Mar. 27, 2015 — Study of California's Central Valley shows that as temperature-mitigating technologies are deployed, other environmental factors like pollution become a ... read more

Greener Industry If Environmental Authorities Change Strategy

Mar. 27, 2015 — Fewer industrial firms would violate environmental legislation and a higher number would adopt cleaner technologies if environmental authorities would focus their monitoring efforts on companies with ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Deep-water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2,000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies, tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human-caused pollution, ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — A powerful relationship between prenatal polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure and disturbances in parts of the brain that support information processing and behavioral control have been ... read more

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