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April 23, 2019

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April 23, 2019

Apr. 17, 2019 — Understanding the ecology and distributions of species in Amazonia is hampered by lack of information about environmental conditions, such as soils. Plant occurrence data are typically more abundant ... read more

NASA Study Verifies Global Warming Trends

Apr. 17, 2019 — A new study has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures. The team used measurements of the 'skin' temperature of the Earth taken by a satellite-based infrared measurement ... 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 — On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water ... read more

Apr. 16, 2019 — When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that as human-caused global warming increases, monsoon rain and wind will ... read more

Climate Change Could Undermine Children's Education and Development in the Tropics

Apr. 15, 2019 — A new study concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary ... read more

Could Climate Change Cause Infertility?

Apr. 15, 2019 — A number of plant and animal species could find it increasingly difficult to reproduce if climate change worsens and global temperatures become more extreme -- a stark warning highlighted by new ... 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

We Now Know How Insects and Bacteria Control Ice

Apr. 12, 2019 — Scientists show how key proteins produced in bacteria and insects can either promote or inhibit the formation of ice, based on their length and their ability to team up to form large ice-binding ... 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 — 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 — Research scientists have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct lineage. The family tree of ... 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

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

Rapid Urbanization Increasing Pressure on Rural Water Supplies Globally

Apr. 11, 2019 — An international team of researchers has carried out the first systematic global review of water reallocation from rural to urban regions -- the practice of transferring water from rural areas to ... 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 — A study uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. A study confirms that recent climate warming in the central Yukon region has surpassed ... read more

Simultaneous Heatwaves Caused by Anthropogenic Climate Change

Apr. 10, 2019 — Without the climate change caused by human activity, simultaneous heatwaves would not have hit such a large area as they did last ... 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

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