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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

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

May 24, 2016 — A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these ... read more

May 23, 2016 — It's a win-win situation for the environment and the economy when it comes to introducing legumes into agricultural systems, says new ... 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 21, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated that poplar trees growing in rocky, inhospitable terrain harbor bacteria within them that could provide valuable nutrients to help the plant ... 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

'Simple Is Better': Simple Model Predicts Pesticide Concentrations in Environment More Reliably

May 19, 2016 — For the evaluation of pesticides a simple model yields more reliable results than the method currently used in the EU. The researchers show that a significantly less complex box model for the risk ... 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 — Biological evolution was preceded by a long phase of chemical evolution during which precursors of biopolymers accumulated. Chemists have discovered an efficient mechanism for the prebiotic synthesis ... read more

May 17, 2016 — An almost entirely accidental discovery by researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers ... 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 — Climate change creates more shrub vegetation in barren, Arctic ecosystems. A new study shows that organisms, such as bacteria and fungi, are triggered to break down particularly nutritious dead parts ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Over the past half-million years, the equatorial Pacific Ocean has seen five spikes in the amount of iron-laden dust blown in from the continents. In theory, those bursts should have turbo-charged ... 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

How Does Water Move Through Soil?

May 16, 2016 — In the basic water cycle, water falls on the land in some type of precipitation (rain or snow). It either is soaked into the ground or runs off into a body of water – storm water or natural. ... 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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