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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

A Hidden Source of Air Pollution? Your Daily Household Tasks

Feb. 17, 2019 — Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a ... 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

Understanding Carbon Cycle Feedbacks to Predict Climate Change at Large Scale

Feb. 17, 2019 — Researches have identified long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. They describe how such an effort, could absorb as much as 135 gigatons of atmospheric ... read more

Feb. 15, 2019 — Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of humankind's Ebola virus. The reason -- genetic ... read more

What Rising Seas Mean for Local Economies

Feb. 15, 2019 — High-tide flooding resulting from climate change is already disrupting the economy of Annapolis, Md. As sea levels rise, the impacts are expected to get worse for coastal ... read more

Feb. 14, 2019 — A new study shows that artificial intelligence can substantially improve our understanding of the climate and the Earth ... 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

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 — Geologic carbon and hydrate reservoirs in the ocean pose a climate threat beyond humanmade greenhouse ... read more

Feb. 12, 2019 — Researchers have proposed a design solution that could bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into the environment. Their improved leaf, which would use carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas ... read more

Feb. 12, 2019 — In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away -- or to a new climate unlike any found in North America ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — A new study on ice cores shows that reductions in sea ice in the Arctic in the period between 30-100,000 years ago led to major climate events. During this period, Greenland temperatures rose by as ... 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

Feb. 11, 2019 — As climate change melts Greenland's glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the ... 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

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