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Apr. 23, 2019 — Elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide in air flowing out to sea from Silicon Valley and the Salinas Valley could increase the amount of carbon dioxide dissolving in Monterey Bay waters by about ... read more

Those Home-Delivered Meal Kits Are Greener Than You Thought

Apr. 22, 2019 — Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, are hugely popular but get a bad environmental rap due to perceived packaging ... read more

Potential Effects of Large-Scale Projects Designed to Offset Earth's Changing Climate

Apr. 16, 2019 — Climate engineering research is too focused on specific aspects of individual projects, argues an expert. She believes broader studies about the impacts of these efforts will have on other Earth ... read more

Apr. 16, 2019 — Researchers have demonstrated a successful prototype of one critical component for affordable small-scale desalination: an inexpensive solar evaporator, made of ... read more

Apr. 15, 2019 — Farmers can't predict their annual corn harvest with certainty, but with the help of new research, they can now pinpoint specific parts of their fields that consistently produce either good or ... read more

Apr. 15, 2019 — 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. However, its effect on ... read more

Apr. 15, 2019 — Scientists have developed new purple corn hybrids with differing combinations of phenols in the pericarp that fight obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance, a new study in mice suggests. The ... read more

Apr. 15, 2019 — Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. The extinction 252 million years ago ... read more

Apr. 15, 2019 — Researchers have examined the sediments in the Dead Sea. The geologists drilled a 400-meter hole before analyzing each layer of sediment and the traces of a strategy that enables bacteria to survive ... 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 — Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans, a new study finds. Researchers report that shallow bodies of water, on the ... read more

Apr. 12, 2019 — A research team has solved the molecular structure of the enzyme MHETase at BESSY II. MHETase was discovered in bacteria and together with a second enzyme -- PETase -- is able to break down the ... read more

Apr. 12, 2019 — A study revealed that the bacteria present in the water overlying dozens of coral reefs changed dramatically during the night, and then returned to the same daytime community as observed the morning ... 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 have developed a new algorithm to bolster what once were static models of root dynamics, providing researchers a clearer picture of what's really happening beneath the soil. The work ... read more

Apr. 11, 2019 — Earth's steady state is warm and balmy, but half a dozen times over the past billion years, the planet developed ice caps and glaciers. Researchers have now amassed evidence that these cold ... 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

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

Apr. 9, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new polymer membrane that can dramatically improve the efficiency of natural gas purification, while reducing its environmental ... read more

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