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May 27, 2016 — 250 methane flares release the climate gas methane from the seabed and into the Arctic Ocean. During the summer months this leads to an increased methane concentration in the ocean. But surprisingly, ... read more

Global Warming: Spring Snow a No-Go?

May 26, 2016 — Spring snowpack, relied on by ski resorts and water managers throughout the Western United States, may be more vulnerable to a warming climate in coming decades, according to a new ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Through their research, scientists developed thresholds of impervious surface around planting sites. In other words, they defined points at which the amount of pavement around a tree reduces its ... read more

Many Unknown Chemicals in the Baltic Sea

May 25, 2016 — New chemicals are often not recognized in analyses of fish in the Baltic Sea, shows a new study. The reason is that one chooses to search for chemicals that are already known, and much of those who ... read more

New Research Unveils an 80% Reduction in Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide as a Result of Car Emissions Policies

May 23, 2016 — New research has highlighted the success of automotive technologies and policies in cutting atmospheric carbon monoxide (CO) by 80% within south-east England over the last 18 years. High levels of ... read more

Tropical Forest Plant Could Save Water from Metal Pollution

May 23, 2016 — A biomass recovered from common plant could help purify water from contamination of copper and zinc. A new article reports on the possible use of biosorbents derived from Jatropha curcas waste, to ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Climate scientists have long recognized the importance of forest conservation and forest regrowth in climate mitigation and carbon sequestration -- capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A Finnish invention, a vertical axis Savonius wind turbine can be further improved shows a new study. Due to the mechanical modification of the rotor the power coefficient was shown to be increased ... read more

Atmospheric Aerosols Can Significantly Cool Down Climate

May 19, 2016 — It is possible to significantly slow down and even temporarily stop the progression of global warming by increasing the atmospheric aerosol concentration, shows a new study. However, climate ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Heavier snow over Antarctica was supposed to be one of the few brakes on sea-level rise in a warming world. But that prediction is not reliable, says a new study of Antarctic snowfall over the past ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a new ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have used computer modeling to design carbon dioxide binding materials so that they retain a low viscosity after sponging up carbon dioxide, based on a surprise they found in their ... read more

May 17, 2016 — The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2015, according to scientists. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C (53 percent) in 2015, one of the three highest scores since 1986. Only ... read more

May 17, 2016 — St. Louis' hazy summers can sometimes be too hot to handle for people with respiratory issues; increased ozone levels can make the air tough to breathe. A team of engineers focused on a study of ... read more

Cooling, Time in the Dark Preserve Perovskite Solar Power

May 17, 2016 — A new study has found both the cause and a solution for the pesky tendency of perovskite solar cells to degrade in sunlight, a research breakthrough potentially removing one roadblock to ... read more

May 17, 2016 — The features that make cities unique are important to understanding how cities affect weather and disperse air pollutants, researchers highlight in a new ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Earth scientists are offering a new answer to the long-standing question of how our planet acquired its oxygenated atmosphere. Based on a new model that draws from research in diverse fields ... read more

More Sea Turtles Survive With Less Beach Debris

May 16, 2016 — Clearing the beach of flotsam and jetsam increased the number of nests by as much as 200 percent, while leaving the detritus decreased the number by nearly 50 percent, report scientists at the ... read more

Metals Released by Burning Fuel Oil May Damage Children's Developing Lungs

May 16, 2016 — A new study investigating the health impact of the chemical components of air pollution is reporting that two metals, nickel and vanadium (Ni and V), may be damaging to the developing lungs of ... read more

May 16, 2016 — As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world's oceans, researchers have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific ... read more

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