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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

June 22, 2016 — A legacy of acid rain has acidified forest soils throughout the northeastern US, lowering the growth rate of trees. In an attempt to mitigate this trend, in 1999 scientists added calcium to an ... read more

Air Purification: Plant Hemoglobin Proteins Help Arabidopsis Thaliana Plants Fix Atmospheric Nitric Oxide

June 13, 2016 — Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions are mainly caused by combustion processes in industrial facilities and engines. In humans, the gaseous pollutants particularly irritate the mucous membranes in the ... read more

May 9, 2016 — With the move from burning coal to natural gas and low-sulfur coal and an increase in the use of scrubbers, only about 25 percent as much atmospheric sulfur is available today, compared to 40 years ... read more

In Cities, Flooding and Rainfall Extremes to Rise as Climate Changes

May 9, 2016 — Cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands of more intense downpours, Australian engineers have determined. The ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Livestock farming is responsible for 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gases, and ruminants such as cattle, sheep and goats generate 35 percent of one of these gases -- methane, and according ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Graphene layer could allow solar cells to generate power when it ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — A recent article provides the first comprehensive inventory of the world's biological field stations. Its authors report 1,268 stations are operating in 120 countries -- from the tropics to the ... read more

European Clean Air Policies Unmask Arctic Warming by Greenhouse Gases

Mar. 14, 2016 — The drastic cut in sulfate particle emissions in Europe partly explains the amplified Arctic warming since the 1980s, shows a new study. Sulfate emissions, which cause, for example, acid rain, peaked ... read more

Wildland Fire Emissions Worse in Polluted Areas

Mar. 11, 2016 — When plant matter burns, it releases a complex mixture of gases and aerosols into the atmosphere. In forests subject to air pollution, these emissions may be more toxic than in areas of good air ... read more

Feb. 23, 2016 — In the concrete jungle at the core of a city, carbon dioxide emissions are dominated by the fossil fuels burned by the dense concentrations of cars and buildings. Researchers now have shown, however, ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Tough emission controls have dramatically reduced the amount of toxic sulfate particles in air, but at least in the Southeast United States, they haven't reduced the acidity of the ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — The regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing effects on aquatic ecosystems have now been outlined by a group 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 — 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

Storm Desmond Stripped Agricultural Land of Soil and Nutrients

Jan. 27, 2016 — More large storms in the future, such as Storm Desmond, will increase the loss of valuable soil and nutrients from agricultural fields, according to new research. In the wake of Storm Desmond, and ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A research team is looking at how adding alum as an amendment to poultry litter reduces ammonia and greenhouse gas concentrations and emissions, specifically carbon dioxide, in poultry ... read more

Acidification Affects the Ability of Bacteria to Clean Our Oceans

Jan. 12, 2016 — Marine bacteria are heavily influenced by the ongoing ocean acidification caused by human emissions of carbon ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Scientists investigated the impact of co-application of manures with chemical N fertilizer on N accumulation and loss in a greenhouse rotationally planted with cucumber or tomato and lettuce. ... read more

Metabolic Pathway in Cyanobacteria Could Yield Better Biofuels, Bioproducts from Photosynthesis

Dec. 22, 2015 — A metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and can enable efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to organic compounds, ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — West Virginia could become one of the country’s significant sources for rare earth elements, the “vitamins of modern industry,” without the expense or environmental cost of opening new mines, ... read more

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