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April 23, 2019

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April 23, 2019

Weak Honey Bee Colonies May Fail from Cold Exposure During Shipping

Apr. 18, 2019 — Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary ... read more

How Inland Waters 'Breathe' Carbon -- And What It Means for Global Systems

Apr. 16, 2019 — A new 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 ... read more

Apr. 16, 2019 — Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones to handle larger ... read more

Characterization of 'Hidden' Dioxins from Informal E-Waste Processing

Apr. 14, 2019 — The composition of mixed brominated/chlorinated dibenzofurans (PXDFs) and diphenyl ethers in soils from an e-waste site in Ghana suggests a formation of PXDFs through condensation of the flame ... read more

Warming Arctic Permafrost Releasing Large Amounts of Potent Greenhouse Gas

Apr. 15, 2019 — A recent study shows that nitrous oxide emissions from thawing Alaskan permafrost are about twelve times higher than previously assumed. About one fourth of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in ... read more

Electric Vehicle Adoption Improves Air Quality and Climate Outlook

Apr. 12, 2019 — A new study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is ... read more

Apr. 12, 2019 — When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to 16 ... read more

Apr. 12, 2019 — Research that reveals what lies at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean -- the Mariana Trench. Until now, scientists knew more about Mars than the deepest part of the ocean. But an expedition ... read more

Apr. 11, 2019 — Researchers used both linear stability theory and direct numerical simulations to uncover, for the first time, fluid instabilities in the Prandtl model for katabatic slope flows. Not only will this ... read more

Apr. 11, 2019 — New research shows that the Larsen C ice shelf -- the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica -- experienced an unusual spike in late summer and early autumn surface melting in the years 2015 to 2017. ... read more

Apr. 11, 2019 — Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic ... read more

Apr. 10, 2019 — About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a new study. The study, based on data from 2010 to 2015, estimates that 64 ... read more

Apr. 10, 2019 — In a first-of-its-kind observation, researchers have documented a unique event that occurs in clouds before a lightning flash happens. Their observation, called 'fast negative breakdown,' ... read more

Falling Levels of Air Pollution Drove Decline in California's Tule Fog

Apr. 10, 2019 — The Central Valley's heavy wintertime tule fog -- known for snarling traffic and closing schools -- has been on the decline over the past 30 years, and falling levels of air pollution are the ... read more

How Severe Drought Influences Ozone Pollution

Apr. 10, 2019 — From 2011 to 2015, California experienced its worst drought on record, with a parching combination of high temperatures and low precipitation. Drought conditions can have complicated effects on ozone ... read more

Green Roofs Could Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Apr. 10, 2019 — Green roofs -- roofs that are planted with vegetation -- may improve the indoor air quality of commercial buildings by cutting the amount of ozone coming into the buildings from the outside, ... read more

Apr. 9, 2019 — A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth's outer radiation ... read more

Apr. 9, 2019 — 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. Their approach ... read more

Fuel Cell Advance a Breath of Fresh Air for

Apr. 9, 2019 — In an advance that could help lead the way toward longer-lived green energy devices, engineers have revealed new insights about the chemical reactions that power fuel ... read more

The Oldest Ice on Earth May Be Able to Solve the Puzzle of the Planet's Climate History

Apr. 9, 2019 — Scientists want to drill a 1.5 million year old ice core in Antarctica. An analysis of the climate data stored in the ice should contribute to a better understanding of the alternation between warm ... read more

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