The first study that combines different scales into one model to simulate the effects of Asian...
Researchers have shown that humic substances act as fully regenerable electron acceptors which...
With California experiencing one of its worst droughts on record, grocery shoppers across the country can expect to see a short supply of certain fruits and vegetables in stores, and to pay higher prices for those items. A professor has recently completed research on which crops will likely be most affected and what the price boosts might be.
Researchers are collaborating around the globe for a special Earth Day experience on Tuesday, April 22, designed to capture up to 1 million natural sound recordings and upload them for preservation.
On the scale of earth-friendly materials, you’d be hard pressed to find two that are farther apart than polyester and cork. In an unexpected twist, however, scientists are figuring out how to extract a natural, waterproof, antibacterial version of the former from the latter.
The proportion of land used to cultivate shade grown coffee, relative to the total land area of coffee cultivation, has fallen by nearly 20 percent globally since 1996. Researchers say the global shift toward a more intensive style of coffee farming is probably having a negative effect on the environment, communities and individual farmers.
A study has found some cause for optimism: ozone levels in the Arctic haven’t yet sunk to the extreme lows seen in Antarctica, in part because international efforts to limit ozone-depleting chemicals have been successful.
Forests growing in fertile soils, with ample nutrients, are able to sequester about 30 percent of the carbon they take up during photosynthesis. In contrast, forests growing in nutrient-poor soils may retain only 6 percent of that carbon.
High levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above shale gas wells at a production point not thought to be an important emissions source, according to a study. The findings could have implications for the evaluation of the environmental impacts from natural gas production.
An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the Earth’s climate.
A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency acted reasonably in deciding not to change the primary air quality standard for carbon monoxide.
By analyzing samples from the Greenland ice sheet, atmospheric scientists found clear evidence of the U.S. Clean Air Act. They also discovered a link between air acidity and how nitrogen is preserved in layers of snow.
Scientists have pinpointed the location of a gene in a little-known ancient grass that could help save one of the world's most important cereal crops from an unrelenting fungus.
The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change is under pressure this week as it considers whether geoengineering, a controversial idea, should be part of the tool kit that governments use to keep global warming in check.
Scientists have created a copper-based catalyst that produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature.
The Saharan dust that clogged air and dirtied cars in the UK recently may seem like a nuisance, but in fact contains some essential nutrients– if you’re phytoplankton.
Chemists have found that cellulose– the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees– can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia, and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors.
In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.
Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will break down to produce paper and biofuel more easily. This breakthrough will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.
Observatories under the Great Lakes will help us better understand the processes that are going on deep under the ice. We know a lot about the biology, chemistry and physics of the lakes in summer and fall, but when the ice breaks up in spring, things have changed dramatically.
Deforestation may have far greater consequences for climate change in some soils than in others, according to new research. This find could provide critical insights into which ecosystems must be managed with extra care because they are vulnerable to biodiversity loss and which ecosystems are more resilient.
Increased nitrogen-use efficiency of plants and an associated reduced need for nitrogen-based fertilizers may be a step closer following research on legumes.
If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warns.
With biofuels being used globally on a wider scale than ever before, scientists are discussing the implications of their use on human and environmental health.
While researchers have connected high-calorie, high-fat diets and sedentary lifestyles to the increase in metabolic syndrome in developed countries, others are looking into whether or not air pollution is also contributing to the epidemic.
Wild salamanders living in some of North America’s best salamander habitats are getting smaller as their surroundings get warmer and drier, forcing them to burn more energy in a changing climate.
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