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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Rapid Dispersal of Aircraft Pollution

Feb. 3, 2016 — A series of aerofoil-shaped panels downwind of an airport runway could break up the plumes of exhaust gases from departing aircraft, preventing those gases from staying near the ground and so ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic ... 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

Why Do Some Fish Thrive in Oil-Polluted Water?

Jan. 26, 2016 — Scientists thought guppies in Northern Trinidad could be a rare example of adaptation to crude oil pollution. But they found something ... read more

Exposure to High Levels of Air Pollution Associated With Higher Risk of Preterm Birth

Jan. 26, 2016 — Exposure to high levels of small particle air pollution is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth -- before 37 weeks of pregnancy, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Atmospheric scientists have taken a comprehensive, multi-year look at the relationship between ozone pollution and wildfire smoke. Across the U.S., ozone levels were higher on smoky days than on ... read more

New Model Emerges for Monsoons in a Changing Global Climate

Jan. 25, 2016 — Continent-scale monsoons will adapt to climate change gradually, without suddenly losing their watery oomph, new research indicates. Previous theories omitted the fact that air cools as it rises. ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — According to the 2016 Environmental Performance Index, which provides a diagnostic tool for policymakers to evaluate and improve environmental performance, the world's nations have expanded ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — The first-ever global nitrogen footprint, encompassing 188 countries, has found the United States, China, India and Brazil are responsible for 46 percent of the world's nitrogen emissions. The ... read more

Storms, Ozone May Play Pivotal Role in Rainforest Cloud Creation

Jan. 22, 2016 — Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to researchers. The team conducted a nine-month ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass. The impacts relate to how ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Adults with long-term exposure to ozone (O3) face an increased risk of dying from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, according to a new ... read more

To Clean Up Ocean Plastics Focus on Coasts, Not the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Jan. 18, 2016 — The most efficient way to clean up ocean plastics and avoid harming ecosystems is to place plastic collectors near coasts, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The tiny snapping shrimp's noisy habits could play a big role in reef ... read more

How Will Climate Policy Affect Energy Access Goals?

Jan. 14, 2016 — Without new subsidies and policies to support increased energy access, new climate policies could push access to modern energy out of reach for millions in Asia. Currently, three billion people ... read more

What Happens With the Environment When Your Car Moves?

Jan. 13, 2016 — Platinum and palladium salts readily aggregate into various clusters and give rise to a number of metal species upon a contact with water, report researchers. These findings draw attention to ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — The burning of forests and vegetation may play a larger role in climate change than previously realized, new research suggests. Based on aircraft observations, satellite data and models, the findings ... 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

Jan. 11, 2016 — A scientist flying in a pollution-detecting airplane provided the first, and so far only, estimates of methane emissions spewing from the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Southern ... read more

Intelligent Sensors That Map out Presence of Chemical Pollutants in the Sea

Jan. 11, 2016 — Newly developed sensors not only detect pollutants in very small quantities, but also work to establish the exact size and location of the polluted area, say researchers, adding that their use is ... read more

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