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May 2, 2016

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May 2, 2016

US National Forests and Grasslands Could Yield Less Water in Future Climate

Apr. 21, 2016 — A warmer climate may lead to higher growth and productivity on US national forests and grasslands, but researchers say this could reduce quantities of freshwater flowing from most of these lands, ... read more

Is Your Home Harming You? New Research Highlights Deadly Effects of Indoor Pollution

Apr. 19, 2016 — Indoor pollution from smoke, building materials and spores kills millions each year, say researchers. New work offers insight into ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ and how new smart cities could help ... read more

Apr. 16, 2016 — Scientists have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with very low power ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A series of seismic surveys for oil and gas planned for the mid- and southeastern Atlantic coastal areas of the United States pose a substantial threat to one of the world’s most endangered whale ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A graphene-based sensor and switch has been developed that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with very low power ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Plastic pollution limits the mobility of water fleas, new research indicates. Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic less than five millimeters in size. They are polluting rivers and ponds along ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Global carbon dioxide emissions are triggering permanent changes to ocean chemistry along the North American West Coast that require immediate, decisive action to combat. That action includes ... read more

Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal May Harm West Virginia Waterways

Apr. 7, 2016 — Unconventional oil and gas operations combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' to release natural gas and oil from underground rock. Studies have centered on ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Moss growing on urban trees is a useful bio-indicator of cadmium air pollution in Portland, Oregon, a study has found. The work is the first to use moss to generate a rigorous and detailed map of air ... read more

Respirator Mask Reduces Effects of Pollution on the Heart

Apr. 6, 2016 — The use of a respiratory filter mask helps minimize the impact of pollution on people with heart failure during rush-hour traffic in big cities, shows a new ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Plant gasses possibly dampen the temperature rise in Greenland. Plants emit compounds to deter pests or attract pollinators, and as a side effect particles are formed when the compounds interact in ... read more

Acidic Oceans: Action Plan to Combat Changes to Seawater Chemistry

Apr. 4, 2016 — A failure to adequately respond to a change in seawater chemistry, known as ocean acidification, is anticipated to have devastating ecological consequences for the West Coast, the 20-member West ... read more

Biotech Breakthrough: Sunlight Can Be Used to Produce Chemicals and Energy

Apr. 4, 2016 — A natural process that researchers describe as reverse photosynthesis has been discovered. In the process, the energy in solar rays breaks down, rather than builds plant material, as is the case with ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — Agricultural expansion in Brazil's Cerrado is quickly chewing up rainforests and savannas -- even altering the region's water cycle, a new study ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — Global efforts to protect the planet will fail unless we take concepts like equality and wellbeing into account, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have three-dimensional snapshots of raindrops and snowflakes around the world from ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Cropland recycles less water into the atmosphere than native vegetation in Brazil's wooded savannas, which could lead to less rain in the region as agriculture expands, a new study ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second year in a row, according to ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Rising levels of atmospheric nitrogen pollution threaten plant diversity at nearly one-quarter of sites across a widespread portion of the US, according a new ... read more

Survey Gives Clearer View of Risky Leaks from Gas Mains

Mar. 28, 2016 — Precise measurements of leaks from natural gas pipelines across metropolitan Boston have demonstrated that almost a sixth of the leaks qualified as potentially explosive, and that a handful of leaks ... read more

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