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RUDN scientist: Tibetan soil enrichment with nitrogen and phosphorus leads to carbon loss
A RUDN soil scientist studied the soils of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and found out that simultaneous increase of nitrogen and phosphorus levels reduces the volume of organic carbon in the soil. (2018-11-19)
Local drivers of amplified Arctic warming
IBS scientists show that in terms of the cause of the Arctic amplification, local greenhouse gas concentrations, and Arctic climate feedbacks outweigh other processes. (2018-11-19)
Alpine ice shows three-fold increase in atmospheric iodine
Analysis of iodine trapped in Alpine ice has shown that levels of atmospheric iodine have tripled over the past century, which partially offsets human-driven increases in the air pollutant, ozone. (2018-11-12)
Beaches at risk due to the increase in atmospheric CO2
Scientists from the CNR (National Research Council) and Ca' Foscari University of Venice have carried out the first scientific research on the ripple effects linking atmospheric emissions, sea acidification, and coastal erosion. (2018-11-09)
Ozone hole modest despite optimum conditions for ozone depletion
The ozone hole that forms in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica each September was slightly above average size in 2018, NOAA and NASA scientists reported today. (2018-11-02)
Study reveals how soil bacteria are primed to consume greenhouse gas
New research has revealed that some soil bacteria are primed ready to consume the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide when they experience life without oxygen in the environment. (2018-10-29)
Location of large mystery source of banned ozone depleting substance uncovered
Researchers from the University of Bristol have found significant ongoing emissions of a potent ozone-depleting substance from eastern China. (2018-10-26)
Scientific research will help to understand the origin of life in the universe
Scientists from Samara University and several universities in the USA have proposed and experimentally confirmed new fundamental chemical mechanisms for the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). (2018-10-18)
ASU astronomers catch red dwarf star in a superflare outburst
Most red dwarf stars have planet families but are prone to violent outbursts, making their planets less hospitable to life. (2018-10-18)
Can forests save us from climate change?
Additional climate benefits through sustainable forest management will be modest and local rather than global. (2018-10-16)
Geoengineering, other technologies won't solve climate woes
The IPCC report released in early October underscored the need to act quickly to cut greenhouse gas emissions before the planet's temperatures rise to an unacceptable level. (2018-10-11)
Galactic archaeology
An international team of researchers, including David S. Aguado, Jonay González and Carlos Allende Prieto of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), has found a star with extremely low metallicyt, one of the oldest in the Milky Way, and for that reason an excellent messenger from the early universe. (2018-10-10)
Scientists develop a new way to remotely measure Earth's magnetic field
By zapping a layer of meteor residue in the atmosphere with ground-based lasers, scientists in the US, Canada and Europe get a new view of Earth's magnetic field. (2018-10-04)
Latest insights into Saturn's weird magnetic field only make things weirder
Some of the last data from the Cassini mission reveals more structure in Saturn's magnetic field, but still no answer as to how it formed. (2018-10-04)
In its final days, Cassini bathed in 'ring rain'
Nearly one year after Cassini burned up in Saturn's atmosphere, scientists report that the spacecraft successfully collected 2,700 bits of dust from the planet's rings. (2018-10-04)
Stepping toward a smaller carbon footprint
Burning fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas releases carbon into the atmosphere as CO2 while the production of methanol and other valuable fuels and chemicals requires a supply of carbon. (2018-10-03)
Wildfire aerosols remain longer in atmosphere than expected
Light-absorbing brown carbon aerosols, emitted by wildfires, remain longer in the atmosphere than expected, which could have implications for climate predictions. (2018-10-02)
High CO2 levels cause plants to thicken their leaves, could worsen climate change effects
When levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise, most plants do something unusual: They thicken their leaves. (2018-10-01)
Fewer biofuels, more green space: Climate action researcher calls for urgent shift
Growing and harvesting bioenergy crops -- corn for ethanol or trees to fuel power plants, for example -- is a poor use of land, which is a precious resource in the fight against climate change, says a University of Michigan researcher. (2018-09-28)
How a tiny Curiosity motor identified a massive Martian dust storm
When dust filled the Martian atmosphere during the recent planet-wide dust storm, observations were plentiful -- even from unlikely instruments. (2018-09-26)
Impact of WWII bombing raids felt at edge of space
Bombing raids by Allied forces during the WWII not only caused devastation on the ground but also sent shockwaves through Earth's atmosphere which were detected at the edge of space. (2018-09-25)
UM researchers find precipitation thresholds regulate carbon exchange
One of the major sources of uncertainty about the future climate is whether ecosystems will continue to take up carbon dioxide or release it to the atmosphere. (2018-09-25)
How Earth sheds heat into space
New insights into the role of water vapor may help researchers predict how the planet will respond to warming. (2018-09-24)
NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds
Scientists share mesmerizing new images of electric blue clouds from NASA's PMC Turbo balloon mission that flew in over the Arctic in July 2018. (2018-09-20)
Chemists produce and test novel solid oxide electrolysis cell
Researchers from Ekaterinburg, Russia, have developed and tested a new solid oxide electrolysis cell. (2018-09-19)
Mineral weathering from thawing permafrost can release substantial CO2
The amount of carbon dioxide released from thawing permafrost might be greater than previously thought, according to a new study by University of Alberta ecologists. (2018-09-19)
A key to climate stabilization could be buried deep in the mud, FSU researchers suggest
While scientists fear that rising temperatures could unleash a 'bomb' of carbon from Earth's soil carbon reservoirs, a new FSU study suggests these reservoirs might actually be more stable than predicted. (2018-09-18)
Evaluating the contribution of black carbon to climate change
Collaboration between Nagoya University and Cornell University develops improved model to assess the ability of black carbon to warm the Earth's atmosphere. (2018-09-11)
New research unravels the mysteries of deep soil carbon
Huge amounts of carbon are stored in deep soil. Scientists uncover the conditions that will cause that carbon to stay underground or be emitted into the atmosphere as climate-destabilizing carbon dioxide. (2018-09-11)
NASA's SDO spots 2 lunar transits in space
On Sept. 9, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw two lunar transits over the course of just six hours. (2018-09-10)
Protection for the ozone layer: sugar molecules bind harmful CFCs
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences have managed to make a breakthrough when it comes to dealing with the extremely ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon Freon 11. (2018-09-06)
Water worlds could support life, study says
The conditions for life surviving on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable, according to a new paper from the University of Chicago and Pennsylvania State University. (2018-08-31)
Drought increases CO2 concentration in the air
ETH researchers have shown that during drier years the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises faster because stressed ecosystems absorb less carbon. (2018-08-29)
Improving soil quality can slow global warming
A UC Berkeley study finds that well-established, low-tech land management practices like planting cover crops, optimizing grazing and sowing legumes on rangelands, if instituted globally, could capture enough carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil to make a significant contribution to international global warming targets. (2018-08-29)
Scientists pinpoint the key mechanism foe amplification of global warming
Over the past century, the Earth has experienced a steady rise in the global-mean surface temperature, which is thought to be driven by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. (2018-08-28)
Carbon emissions in African savannas triple previous estimates
Widespread tree felling in African savannas is producing at least three times as many carbon emissions as was previously thought, research suggests. (2018-08-24)
A new permafrost gas mysterium
Permafrost thaw allows biological activity in previously frozen ground, leading to a potential release of climate-relevant gases. (2018-08-24)
Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo caused in part by Indonesian volcanic eruption
Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited Earth's atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and Napoleon's defeat, says new research. (2018-08-22)
Trace metals in the air make big splash on life under the sea
A new Cornell University-led study shows that trace metals, deposited by aerosols like dust and other particles in the atmosphere, have a hefty impact on marine life, affecting biological productivity and changing the ocean ecosystem. (2018-08-22)
Species-rich forests better compensate environmental impacts
To offset CO2 emissions, China is reforesting. If a mixture of tree species instead of monocultures were planted, much more carbon could be stored. (2018-08-21)
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