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May 28, 2017

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May 28, 2017

Camelina: Where You Grow What You Grow

May 24, 2017 — A new study looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions within the Great Plains. The end goal is to find the camelina variety that performs best in each ... read more

Fuel from the Air Technology Provides a Path to New Business for OPEC Countries

May 24, 2017 — Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the ... read more

May 19, 2017 — Scientists have discovered the presence of contaminants in the pelagic food chains in the lakes Mjøsa, Randsfjorden and Femunden in Norway, and in supplementary material of fish from Tyrifjorden ... read more

Public Divides Over Environmental Regulation and Energy Policy

May 16, 2017 — A 54 percent majority of US adults believe that 'government regulations are necessary to encourage businesses and consumers to rely more on renewable energy sources,' while 38 percent ... read more

May 15, 2017 — The most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms, say ... read more

May 12, 2017 — Researchers have uncovered the exact mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air, paving the way for a ... read more

May 11, 2017 — As the oceans ebb and flow, the resulting waves and splashes form tiny bubbles.The bubbles burst and release a vapor -- called sea spray aerosol -- into the air. This aerosol scatters sunlight and is ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Human-made pollution in eastern China's cities worsens when less dust blows in from the Gobi Desert, according to a new study. That's because dust plays an important role in determining the ... read more

May 9, 2017 — The relentless roar of natural gas compressors influences the numbers of insects and spiders nearby, triggering decreases in many types of arthropods sensitive to sounds and vibrations, a new study ... read more

Poor Overall Environmental Quality Linked to Elevated Cancer Rates

May 8, 2017 — Nationwide, counties with the poorest quality across five domains -- air, water, land, the built environment and sociodemographic -- had the highest incidence of cancer, according to a new ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Researchers have succeeded in developing a process that purifies air and, at the same time, generates power. The device must only be exposed to light in order to ... read more

May 5, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new technology to measure the currents near the ocean's surface that carry pollutants such as plastics and spilled ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Anthropogenic, or human-caused, noise pervades many US protected areas and habitats of endangered species, but is rarely managed as a threat in these highly valued ... read more

Policies to Curb Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Could Yield Major Health Benefits

May 4, 2017 — A commitment to reducing global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane and black carbon could slow global warming while boosting public health and agricultural yields, ... read more

May 4, 2017 — The amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water -- an important measure of ocean health -- has been declining for more than 20 years, reveals a new analysis of decades of data on oceans across ... read more

Keeping Cool in the Summer Leads to Increased Air Pollution

May 3, 2017 — As the weather warms, so does the use of air conditioners. But running these devices requires power plants to ratchet up electricity production, causing air polluting emissions to rise. An analysis ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Researchers find evidence of truck pollution in one of the most remote corners of the planet: the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. But to do so, one needs a reliable way to calculate the concentration of carbon dioxide we produce indoors. ... read more

Stringent Exhaust Gas Tests for Cars in Europe

Apr. 26, 2017 — As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. ... read more

Nanoparticles Can Travel from Lungs to Blood, Possibly Explaining Risks to Heart

Apr. 26, 2017 — Tiny particles in air pollution have been associated with cardiovascular disease, which can lead to premature death. But how particles inhaled into the lungs can affect blood vessels and the heart ... read more

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