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April 25, 2017

Are the Paris Soil Carbon Sequestration Goals Unrealistic?

Apr. 21, 2017 — The goal to offset rises in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations by increasing soil carbon storage by 4 per mille (0.4%) per year is unrealistic, say scientists in a new ... read more

How Campuses Can Measure Their Nitrogen Footprints

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new groundbreaking initiative helps researchers to measure and reduce the nitrogen footprint left behind by campus activities like food waste and energy consumption. The publication outlines ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Researchers create a global map of soil pH and illuminate how it changes between wet and dry ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — New research has pinpointed how much phosphate 'fertilizer' is released from dust depending on atmospheric acid levels. The way in which human-made acids in the atmosphere interact with ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — Population is growing, climate is warming -- hence, emission of ammonia (NH3) trace gas from e.g. agriculture will increase worldwide. Recently, scientists for the first time have detected NH3 in the ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Intense storms have become more frequent and longer-lasting in the Great Plains and Midwest in the last 35 years. What has fueled these storms? The temperature difference between the Southern Great ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — As little as 6,000 years ago, the vast Sahara Desert was covered in grassland that received plenty of rainfall, but shifts in the world's weather patterns abruptly transformed the vegetated ... read more

Toxic 'Marine Snow' Can Sink Quickly, Persist at Ocean Depths

Nov. 28, 2016 — A specific neurotoxin can persist and accumulate in “marine snow” formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia, and this marine snow can reach significant depths quickly, report ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — Major forest die-offs due to drought, heat and beetle infestations or deforestation could have consequences far beyond the local landscape. say scientists. Wiping out an entire forest can have ... read more

Diplomatic Global Warming: Environmental Cooperation During 1970s Helped Ease Cold War Tensions

Nov. 17, 2016 — Scientific cooperation to address concerns about the environment helped to foster détente between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s, concludes a newly published ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — In 1952 a killer fog covered London for five days, causing breathing problems and killing thousands of residents. The exact cause and nature of the fog has remained mostly unknown for decades, but an ... read more

Nov. 4, 2016 — The most comprehensive study on the atmospheric oxidation of the natural climatic gas dimethyl sulfide has been published in a new ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — An extensive study has mapped the effects of small farmers on the rain forests of Southeast Asia for the first time. The findings are discouraging, with regard to environmental impact, biodiversity ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Calcium deficient fauna, poor conditions for freshwater fish and mercury in the drinking water is the long-term consequences of acid rain in the 70's and ... read more

Research Provides Understanding About Expansion and Contraction of the Tropical Rain Belt

Oct. 1, 2016 — New research looks at the monsoon rains that fell in northern Australia over the past 3,000 years. The scientists explored the rainfall amounts by looking at the isotopes of oxygen in ... read more

Lake Brownification, Eutrophication Decrease the Content of Essential Fatty Acids in Fish Used in Human Diets

Sep. 30, 2016 — Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes. Perch growing in oligotrophic clear-water lakes ... read more

Sep. 24, 2016 — New research shows that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution started with industrialization in the 1930s. The results come from ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Trees are able to distinguish whether one of their buds or shoots has been randomly torn off or has been eaten by a roe deer. In the case of roe deer browsing, they activate corresponding defense ... read more

Increasing Stocking Rate May Not Lead to Greater Nitrogen Leaching on Dairy Farms

Sep. 9, 2016 — It has been commonly accepted that more cows per pasture would lead to increased nitrogen leaching because of increased nitrogen excretion via urine; but, a new study discovered circumstances where a ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Asian jumping worms, an invasive species first found in Wisconsin in 2013, may do their work too well, speeding up the exit of nutrients from the soil before plants can process them, new research ... read more

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