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Synergy of anthropogenic emissions and atmospheric processes may cause severe haze in northern China
A study led by AN Zhisheng from the Institute of Earth Environment (IEE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, reviews and synthesizes recent advances in the causes and formation mechanisms of severe haze pollution in northern China. (2019-04-17)
Why lightning often strikes twice
An international research team led by the University of Groningen has used the LOFAR radio telescope to study the development of lightning flashes in unprecedented detail. (2019-04-17)
Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: clouds
In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. (2019-04-17)
How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas
New research reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas nitrous oxide. (2019-04-17)
How inland waters 'breathe' carbon -- and what it means for global systems
A new Yale study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams, including a key relationship between storm events, ecology, and topography in moderating this release. (2019-04-16)
Plastic's carbon footprint
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world's oceans. (2019-04-15)
Solving the mystery of fertilizer loss from Midwest cropland
Farmers can't predict their annual corn harvest with certainty, but with the help of new research from Michigan State University, they can now pinpoint specific parts of their fields that consistently produce either good or bad yields. (2019-04-15)
Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook
A Northwestern University study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. (2019-04-12)
The trouble with thaw
A recent study shows that nitrous oxide emissions from thawing Alaskan permafrost are about twelve times higher than previously assumed. (2019-04-12)
Interplay of pollinators and pests influences plant evolution
Brassica rapa plants pollinated by bumblebees evolve more attractive flowers. (2019-04-11)
Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat
Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. (2019-04-10)
MOFs can sense and sort troublesome gases
Fluorinated metal-organic frameworks make excellent materials for selective sensing and removal of toxic gases. (2019-04-10)
Millions of children worldwide develop asthma annually due to traffic-related pollution
About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a study published today by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). (2019-04-10)
The Lancet Planetary Health: Traffic-related air pollution associated with 4 million new cases of childhood asthma every year
The first global estimates of their kind suggest that more than one in ten childhood asthma cases could be linked to traffic-related air pollution every year, according to a health impact assessment of children in 194 countries and 125 major cities worldwide, published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. (2019-04-10)
More than 90% of glacier volume in the Alps could be lost by 2100
New research on how glaciers in the European Alps will fare under a warming climate has come up with concerning results. (2019-04-09)
The oldest ice on Earth may be able to solve the puzzle of the planet's climate history
A European research consortium, in which the University of Bern is involved in, wants to drill a 1.5 million year old ice core in Antarctica. (2019-04-09)
Genetic breakthrough on tropical grass could help develop climate-friendly cattle farms
Researchers at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have shown that Brachiaria grass species can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cattle and increase productivity -- and breeding improved varieties can potentially augment the environmental and economic benefits. (2019-04-09)
A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility
In the 1960s animated sitcom 'The Jetsons,' George Jetson commutes to work in his family-size flying car, which miraculously transforms into a briefcase at the end of the trip. (2019-04-09)
Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration
MIT researchers have developed a new polymer membrane that can dramatically improve the efficiency of natural gas purification, while reducing its environmental impact. (2019-04-09)
Shrinking the carbon footprint of a chemical in everyday objects
MIT chemical engineers have devised an alternative approach to synthesizing epoxides, a type of chemical that is found in many products, including plastics, pharmaceuticals and textiles. (2019-04-09)
Current methods may inadequately measure health impacts from oil, natural gas extraction
Measurements of hazardous air pollutant concentrations near oil and natural gas extraction sites have generally failed to capture levels above standard health benchmarks; yet, the majority of studies continue to find poor health outcomes increasing as distance from these operations decreases. (2019-04-08)
Carbon lurking in deep ocean threw ancient climate switch, say researchers
A million years ago, a longtime pattern of alternating glaciations and warm periods dramatically changed, when ice ages suddenly became longer and more intense. (2019-04-08)
Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change
Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research published by Nature Energy. (2019-04-08)
Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks
Researchers at MIT have devised a new way of powering heavy-duty trucks that could drastically curb pollution, increase efficiency, and reduce or even eliminate their net greenhouse gas emissions. (2019-04-08)
The carbon offset market: Leveraging forest carbon's value in the Brazilian Amazon
As companies seek and are required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the world's carbon markets are expanding. (2019-04-05)
That's 'sew' smart! Scientists invent threads to detect gases when woven into clothing
Scientists have developed a novel fabrication method to create dyed threads that change color when they detect a variety of gases. (2019-04-04)
Tokyo Tech scientists discover deep microbes' key contribution to Earth's carbon cycle
Hydrocarbons play key roles in atmospheric and biogeochemistry, the energy economy, and climate change. (2019-04-04)
Detecting pollution with a compact laser source
Researchers at EPFL have developed a simple mid-infrared laser source that can be used to detect pollution in the air or molecules in someone's breath. (2019-04-04)
Scientists discover a small, dense planet orbiting a white dwarf
A new study reports discovery of one of the first small, intact planetary bodies orbiting a white dwarf star, a finding that sheds light into the twilight years of planetary systems. (2019-04-04)
Durability vs. recyclability: Dueling goals in making electronics more sustainable
Research released by a team at Georgia Institute of Technology, where researchers looked into the impact of government policies put in place to reduce the amount of electronics waste filling up landfills. (2019-04-04)
Damaging Sichuan earthquakes linked to fracking operations
Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby fracking operations, according to a new study published in Seismological Research Letters. (2019-04-04)
Otherworldly mirror pools and mesmerizing landscapes discovered on ocean floor
Scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor recently discovered and explored a hydrothermal field at 2,000 meters depth in the Gulf of California where towering mineral structures serve as biological hotspots for life. (2019-04-03)
Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs
The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research published today in Nature. (2019-04-03)
More CO2 than ever before in 3 million years, shows unprecedented computer simulation
CO2 levels in the atmosphere are likely higher today than ever before in the past 3 million years. (2019-04-03)
Researchers tap rare pristine air to reveal pollution's impact
Human-caused pollution spurs the production of climate-changing particles known as secondary organic aerosols much more than previously thought. (2019-04-02)
A slippery slope: How climate change is reshaping the Arctic landscape
Increasing ground temperatures in the Arctic are indicators of global climate change, but until recently, areas of cold permafrost were thought to be relatively immune to severe impacts. (2019-04-02)
Permian volcanism contributed to atmospheric greenhouse gas content in Antarctica
The Choiyoi magmatic Province, with an estimated volume of ~1.3 million square kilometers, represents a voluminous Permian subduction-related volcanic episode that has thus far been described only from South America. (2019-04-02)
Natural climate processes overshadow recent human-induced Walker circulation trends
A new study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that the recent intensification of the equatorial Pacific wind system, known as Walker Circulation, is unrelated to human influences and can be explained by natural processes. (2019-04-01)
A cellular protein as a 'gas pump attendant' of cancer development
Scientists at the University of Würzburg have discovered a new mechanism of gene transcription in tumor cells. (2019-04-01)
Be the change you want to see in the world
Individuals have as big a role to play in tackling climate change as major corporations but only if they can be encouraged to make significant lifestyle changes by effective government policy, a major new European study co-authored by a University of Sussex academic has found. (2019-04-01)
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