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June 12 2017

13:41

Lianas stifle tree fruit and seed production in tropical forests

Vines compete intensely with trees. Their numbers are on the rise in many tropical forests around the world. A new study shows that lianas prevent canopy trees from producing fruit, with potentially far-reaching consequences for rainforest animals.
13:40

Evaluating greenhouse gas emissions in an irrigated cropping system

New, enhanced-efficiency fertilizer can reduce N2O emissions from irrigated cropping systems.

June 09 2017

22:30
Trump May Not Care About the Environment – But We Do
14:38

Demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the air

The unique Soletair demo plant developed in Finland uses carbon dioxide to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the technical performance of the overall process and produce 200 liters of fuels and other hydrocarbons for research purposes. This concerns a one-of-a-kind demo plant in which the entire process chain, from solar power generation to hydrocarbon production, is in the same place.
13:35

Warmth will worsen wet and dry extremes

Proxy data from last Ice Age confirm climate model findings
13:35

Warmth will worsen wet and dry extremes

Proxy data from last Ice Age confirm climate model findings
13:27

Why microplastic debris may be the next big threat to our seas

More than five trillion pieces of plastic debris are estimated to be in our oceans, though many are impossible to see with the naked eye.
13:27

Wind turbines: The strength test

Wind turbines rise into the sky on enormous feet. To ensure these giants can reliably generate electricity for many years to come, the iron processing industry must manufacture their massive components in a stable, resource-saving and yet cost-effective way. However, material inclusions such as dross are often unavoidable while casting. Researchers are currently working to detect and analyze such material defects.
13:12

Lost ecosystem found buried in mud of southern California coastal waters

Paleontologists investigating the sea bed off California have discovered a lost ecosystem that for thousands of years had nurtured communities of scallops and shelled marine organisms called brachiopods. They had died off by the early 20th century, replaced by the mud-dwellling burrowing clams that inhabit this seabed today.

June 08 2017

16:37

Where climate change is most likely to induce food violence

While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests that the strength of a country's government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings.
16:37

Nanoparticles and magnets offer new, efficient method of removing oil from water

Engineering researchers used magnetic nanoparticles to separate oil from water through a simple process that relies on electrostatic force and a magnet. The engineers believe their new technique could improve water treatment for oil and gas production, more efficiently clean up oil spills and potentially remove lead from drinking water.
16:36

Extinct early whales listened like their relatives on land, fossil evidence shows

Whales show surprisingly vast differences in hearing ability. Baleen whales tune into infrasonic sounds to communicate over long distances. Toothed whales do just the opposite, relying on ultrasonic frequencies too high for humans to hear. Now researchers have fossil evidence from extinct early whale species to suggest that those differences in hearing arose only after whales evolved into the fully aquatic animals we know today.
11:46

Mystery of small clouds that ‘shouldn’t exist’ may be over

Humidity variations above Earth’s surface along humid sub-tropical shores could be responsible
11:46

Mystery of small clouds that ‘shouldn’t exist’ may be over

Humidity variations above Earth’s surface along humid sub-tropical shores could be responsible
11:33

How plants prevent oxidative stress

When excess light energy is absorbed by plants during photosynthesis, harmful reactive oxygen species are produced. These reactive oxygen species break down important structures such as proteins and membranes, preventing them from functioning properly. Researchers have discovered the system used by plants to prevent oxidative stress and to safely carry out photosynthesis.

June 07 2017

20:30

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it's enough to have more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing in excess of 100 people in India, according to researchers.
19:12

Finding new homes won't help emperor penguins cope with climate change

Unlike other species that migrate successfully to escape the wrath of climate change, a new study shows that dispersal may help sustain global Emperor penguin populations for a limited time, but, as sea ice conditions continue to deteriorate, the 54 colonies that exist today will face devastating declines by the end of this century.
16:39

Seismic CT scan points to rapid uplift of Southern Tibet

Geophysicists have conducted a three-year seismic CT scan of the upper mantle beneath the Tibetan Plateau and concluded that the southern half of the 'Roof of the World' formed within 10 million years, or less than one-quarter of the time since the beginning of the India-Eurasia continental collision.
16:39

Microbiology: Many forks make light work

New insights into the control of DNA replication and cell division in Corynebacterium glutamicum, a biotechnologically important microorganism, could help to optimize the industrial production of amino acids.
16:38

Climate change misconceptions common among teachers, study finds

Mny secondary school science teachers possess climate change misconceptions similar to average Americans, new research confirms.
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