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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

Team Delivers a Champion in Carbon Dioxide Conversion

Oct. 13, 2016 — A research team has developed an innovative concept to convert carbon dioxide into valuable products. The new process, coined “super-dry” methane reforming, intensifies carbon dioxide conversion, ... read more

Healthy Soil Is Essential to a Circular Economy

Oct. 13, 2016 — To achieve the Dutch government's objective of realizing a circular economy in the Netherlands, it is essential to maintain the productivity of the country's farmland. Healthy soil produces ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers set out to answer one not-so-simple question: Is it feasible to build and operate a high-speed passenger ferry solely powered by hydrogen fuel cells? The answer is ... read more

Effective Emissions Limits in Europe Could Save Thousands of Lives Every Year

Oct. 10, 2016 — Effective coal regulation could slash deaths from toxic fumes by 85%, saving 20,000 lives every year, say European ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — On average, 40 volcanoes on land erupt into the atmosphere each month, while scores of others on the seafloor erupt into the ocean. A new time-lapse animation uniting volcanoes, earthquakes, and ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere passed a troubling milestone for good this summer and locked in levels of the heat-trapping gas not seen for millions of ... read more

Urban Warming Slows Tree Growth, Photosynthesis

Oct. 5, 2016 — New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — When the local water management agency closes your favorite beach due to unhealthy water quality, how reliable are the tests they base their decisions on? As it turns out, those tests, as well as the ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Researchers have compiled 30 years of data to construct the first ice core-based record of atmospheric oxygen concentrations spanning the past 800,000 years. The record shows that atmospheric oxygen ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — The world's reservoirs are an underappreciated source of greenhouse gases, producing the equivalent of roughly 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide a year, or 1.3 percent of all greenhouse gases produced ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Doubling of the carbon dioxide concentration will cause global plant photosynthesis to increase by about one third, according to a new paper. The study has relevance for the health of the biosphere ... read more

Co2 Record at Mauna Loa, the Music Video: The Sounds of Climate Change

Sep. 30, 2016 — Two scientists put the carbon dioxide record at Mauna Loa to music, and made a music video of climate ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Scientists working in the mid-Atlantic and south-west Indian Ocean have found evidence of microfibers ingested by deep sea animals including hermit crabs, squat lobsters and sea cucumbers, revealing ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — An efficient, semi-printed plastic solar cell has now been created without the use of environmentally hazardous halogen ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Overpumping of groundwater to supply one of the planet's largest cities could be jeopardizing the future water supply for citizens living outside the city center, say researchers working in ... read more

Study of North Atlantic Ocean Reveals Decline of Leaded Petrol Emissions

Sep. 28, 2016 — A new study of lead pollution in the North Atlantic provides strong evidence that leaded petrol emissions have declined over the past few decades. For the first time in around 40 years, scientists ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — By analyzing ice cores drilled from deep inside the Greenland ice sheet, researchers have started to calculate how much Arctic sea ice there was in the ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world's population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Some 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor ... read more

Volcano Emissions Linked to Increases in Asthma Attacks

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new study from the active volcano K?lauea, which is on the big island of Hawaii, reports that people -- especially children -- with asthma are at greater risk of having serious asthma attacks if ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Besides providing substantive information about the atmospheres of other planets, cosmic dust particles can impact radio communications, climate and even serve as fertilizer for phytoplankton in the ... read more

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