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February 22, 2019

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February 22, 2019

Researchers Explore an Often Ignored Source of Greenhouse Gas

Feb. 21, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide emissions -- bicarbonates hidden in the lake water used to irrigate local ... read more

Carbon Taxes Could Create New Winners and Losers Among Countries, Research Says

Feb. 19, 2019 — A global carbon tax would create new sets of economic winners and losers, with some countries holding a distinct competitive advantage over others, according to new ... read more

Fishing and Pollution Regulations Don't Help Corals Cope With Climate Change

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause ... read more

Children Carry Evidence of Toxins from Home Flooring and Furniture

Feb. 17, 2019 — Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in ... read more

Feb. 17, 2019 — While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to the microplastics load in the environment, ... read more

Research Forms Complex Picture of Mercury Pollution in a Period of Global Change

Feb. 14, 2019 — This study looks at how climate change and land use modification impact mercury pollution in ... read more

Scientists Developed a Method That Allows Removal of Antibiotic Residue from Waste Water

Feb. 13, 2019 — A new article is focused in particular on organic aerogels produced from phenolic compounds obtained upon processing Estonian oil shale, i.e. from local raw material. In order to produce highly ... read more

Upcycling Plastic Bags Into Battery Parts

Feb. 13, 2019 — Plastic bag pollution has become a huge environmental problem, prompting some cities and countries to heavily tax or ban the sacks. But what if used plastic bags could be made into higher-value ... read more

Feb. 13, 2019 — Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a new study could help stem the losses by giving scientists a broader ... read more

Carbon Gas Storage Cavern Is the Best Way to Obtain Clean Energy from a Fossil Fuel

Feb. 13, 2019 — Scientists are developing technology to separate CO2 and methane in oil and gas exploration and store it in offshore salt ... read more

Wave Device Could Deliver Clean Energy to Thousands of Homes

Feb. 12, 2019 — A device that could convert wave energy into electricity has been demonstrated in scaled ... read more

New Model Predicts How Ground Shipping Will Affect Future Human Health, Environment

Feb. 11, 2019 — The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A new project developed a new model that predicts through ... read more

Connection Between Home Energy Efficiency and Respiratory Health in Low-Income Homes

Feb. 11, 2019 — A new study finds people living in drafty homes in low-income, urban communities are at a higher risk of respiratory health ... read more

Many Arctic Lakes Give Off Less Carbon Than Expected

Feb. 11, 2019 — New research suggests many lakes in the Arctic pose little threat to global carbon levels, at least for ... read more

Marine Scientists Find Toxic Bacteria on Microplastics Retrieved from Tropical Waters

Feb. 11, 2019 — A team of marine scientists had uncovered toxic bacteria living on the surfaces of microplastics (which are pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters in size) collected from the coastal areas of ... read more

Skyglow Over Key Wildlife Areas

Feb. 11, 2019 — Light pollution affects the skies over most of the world's key wildlife areas, new research ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — Researchers have developed a framework that explains how bees use environmental signals to collectively cluster and continuously ventilate the ... read more

Seasons Change: Researchers Provide New Definition for Major Indian Monsoon Season

Feb. 8, 2019 — Researchers have used detailed surface temperature analyses to develop the first-ever objective definition of the Northeast Indian ... read more

Munitions at the Bottom of the Baltic Sea

Feb. 8, 2019 — The bottom of the Baltic Sea is home to large quantities of sunken munitions, a legacy of the Second World War -- and often very close to shore. Should we simply leave them where they are and accept ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — Three and a half billion years ago Earth hosted life, but was it barely surviving, or thriving? A new study provides new answers to this question. Microbial metabolism is recorded in billions of ... read more

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