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Pollution 'devastating' China's vital ecosystem, research shows
A pioneering new international study, led by the University of Exeter, has looked at the true impact air pollutants have in impeding the local vegetation's ability to absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere. (2017-06-01)
Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?
A new study finds that drone deliveries emit less climate-warming carbon dioxide pollution than truck deliveries in some -- but not all -- scenarios. (2017-05-30)
Novel method to study quantum fluctuations in exotic phases of matter
An Osaka University-led international research team finds link between quantum fluctuations and the effective charge of current carrying particles to understand exotic phases of matter. (2017-05-29)
Historical rainfall levels are significant in carbon emissions from soil
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that soil microbes from historically wetter sites are more sensitive to moisture and emit significantly more carbon than microbes from historically drier regions. (2017-05-29)
Squeezing every drop of fresh water from waste brine
Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions. (2017-05-29)
New photocatalyst speeds up the conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical resources
A new oxygen-deficient titanium dioxide prepared with Mg reduction method drastically improves the carbon dioxide conversion efficiency up to three times the efficiency of existing photocatalyst. (2017-05-26)
Changing climate could have devastating impact on forest carbon storage
New research from a multi-university team of biologists shows what could be a startling drop in the amount of carbon stored in the Sierra Nevada mountains due to projected climate change and wildfire events. (2017-05-25)
Tiny shells indicate big changes to global carbon cycle
Experiments with tiny, shelled organisms in the ocean suggest big changes to the global carbon cycle are underway, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. (2017-05-25)
Feather-light metal cathodes for stable lithium-oxygen batteries
Lithium-oxygen systems could someday outperform today's lithium-ion batteries because of their potential for high energy density. (2017-05-24)
New chemical reaction developed at UCLA could eventually yield new fuels and medications
UCLA chemists have developed a new technique to convert carbon-hydrogen bonds into carbon-carbon bonds using catalysts made of silicon and boron, both abundant and inexpensive elements. (2017-05-23)
Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures
Evidence from the age of the dinosaurs to today shows that chemical weathering of rocks is less sensitive to global temperature, and may depend on the steepness of the surface. (2017-05-22)
Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact
Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously thought to travel to the upper levels of the atmosphere, where they can interfere with rays from the sun -- sometimes cooling the air and at other times warming it. (2017-05-22)
Sequestering blue carbon through better management of coastal ecosystems
Focusing on the management of carbon stores within vegetated coastal habitats provides an opportunity to mitigate some aspects of global warming. (2017-05-19)
New approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen
A paper from cfaed's Chair for Molecular Functional Materials co-authored by researchers at universities and institutes in Germany, France and Japan has been published in Nature Communications on May 17, 2017. (2017-05-19)
Sea level as a metronome of Earth's history
Sedimentary layers contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that have occurred over millennia. (2017-05-19)
Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries
Rice University scientists build high-capacity lithium metal batteries with anodes made of a graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid. (2017-05-18)
Study illuminates fate of marine carbon in last steps toward sequestration
New research explains how an ancient group of cells in the dark ocean wrings the last bit of energy from carbon molecules resistant to breakdown. (2017-05-17)
Scientists begin to unlock secrets of deep ocean color from organic matter
About half of atmospheric carbon dioxide is fixed by ocean's phytoplankton through a process called photosynthesis. (2017-05-17)
Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
A study led by Dr. YUE Xu from CAS Institute of Atmospheric Physics provides the first systematic assessment of the effects of ozone and aerosol haze pollution on terrestrial ecosystem health and land carbon assimilation in China, for the present day and two possible future scenarios. (2017-05-17)
Dams are major driver of global environmental change
Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world's carbon cycle and climate system that aren't being accounted for, a new study concludes. (2017-05-17)
Mountains of waste could lead to new US manufacturing, jobs
Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. (2017-05-15)
Invention produces cleaner water with less energy and no filter
Researchers at Princeton University have found a way to clean particles from water by mixing in carbon dioxide. (2017-05-15)
Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years
Dramatic drops in oceanic oxygen, which cause mass extinctions of sea life, come to a natural end -- but it takes about a million years. (2017-05-12)
Some forests have been hiding in plain sight
A new estimate of dryland forests suggests that the global forest cover is at least 9 percent higher than previously thought. (2017-05-11)
At last: Beautiful, consistent carbon belts
Chemists have tried to synthesize carbon nanobelts for more than 60 years, but none have succeeded until now. (2017-05-10)
Study finds Amazon River carbon dioxide emissions nearly balance terrestrial uptake
New research in Brazil has found that rivers in the Amazon emit far more carbon dioxide (CO2) than previously estimated, suggesting that the Amazon Basin is closer to net carbon neutral. (2017-05-09)
The veins in your brain don't all act the same
Certain blood vessels in the brainstem constrict when blood vessels elsewhere in the body would dilate. (2017-05-09)
Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University scientists develop more efficient catalytic material
Scientists at Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University have discovered a method for making smaller, more efficient intermetallic nanoparticles for fuel cell applications, and which also use less of the expensive precious metal platinum. (2017-05-09)
Right R&D investments are 'good bets' for both climate and economies, say researchers
As the threats of climate change and economic instability loom large, public energy investment can seem like roll of the dice. (2017-05-09)
In measuring gas exchange between water and air, size matters
A new study finds that the variability in gas exchange rates in small ponds increases with lake size -- an important finding since gas exchange variability is not well accounted for in global models of greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters. (2017-05-08)
Policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefits
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, aligning the Paris Climate Agreement with global sustainable development goals, a new analysis by an international panel of scientists shows. (2017-05-04)
Water, water, nowhere
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have found that the unusual properties of graphane -- a two-dimensional polymer of carbon and hydrogen -- could form a type of anhydrous 'bucket brigade' that transports protons without the need for water, potentially leading to the development of more efficient hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles and other energy systems. (2017-05-04)
High temperature step-by-step process makes graphene from ethene
An international team of scientists has developed a new way to produce single-layer graphene from a simple precursor: ethene -- also known as ethylene -- the smallest alkene molecule, which contains just two atoms of carbon. (2017-05-04)
Treatment seeks to address exacerbations of COPD
A new study finds that delivery of oxygen via high-flow nasal tubes may help patients who experience exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2017-05-04)
Deep-diving technology finds little filter feeder has giant carbon cycling impact
Using a novel deep-sea technology, scientists have measured for the first time how a species of zooplankton called giant larvaceans contributes to the transfer of atmospheric carbon to the deep ocean. (2017-05-03)
Lasers shed light on the inner workings of the giant larvacean
New laser technology is allowing MBARI scientists to look into the structure of giant larvaceans -- tadpole-like marine animals that are important players in ocean ecosystems. (2017-05-03)
Modified soybeans yield more in future climate conditions
In a three-year field study, researchers proved engineered soybeans yield more than conventional soybeans in 2050's predicted climatic conditions. (2017-05-03)
Nickel: A greener route to fatty acids
Chemists designed a nickel catalyst that easily transforms petroleum feedstocks into valuable compounds like fatty acids. (2017-05-03)
NASA to measure greenhouse gases over the mid-Atlantic region in may
In May, a team of Goddard scientists will begin measuring greenhouse gases over the Mid-Atlantic region -- an area chosen in part because it encompasses a range of vegetation, climate and soil types that would influence the exchange of carbon dioxide and methane between Earth and the atmosphere. (2017-05-02)
Ecology team finds leaf litter has slower decomposition rate in warm temperatures than previously estimated
Research, published in Global Change Biology with help from Kansas State University ecologists, found that leaf litter is not as sensitive to increases in temperature as ecologists once thought. (2017-05-02)
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