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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?

Mar. 13, 2019 — Twin Cities research moves urban agriculture ... read more

Hot or Cold, Rural Residents More Vulnerable to Extreme Temperatures

Mar. 11, 2019 — A study in China's Zheijiang Province shows that people in China's rural communities are more vulnerable to both hot and cold temperature extremes than people living in urban ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — A new drought monitoring method allows scientists to identify the onset of drought sooner, meaning conservation or remediation measures could be put into place sooner. The new method uses thermal ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — A new, versatile plastic-composite sensor can detect tiny amounts of water. The 3D printable material is cheap, flexible and non-toxic and changes its color from purple to blue in wet conditions. The ... read more

India's Stubble Burning Air Pollution Causes USD 30 Billion Economic Losses, Health Risks

Mar. 4, 2019 — India's air pollution made headlines around the globe last year. Researchers estimate the economic and health cost of air pollution caused due to stubble burning at USD 30 billion per year in a ... read more

Potential New Source of Rare Earth Elements

Mar. 4, 2019 — Researchers have found a possible new source of rare earth elements - phosphate rock waste - and an environmentally friendly way to get them out, according to a new study. The approach could benefit ... read more

How the Humble Marigold Outsmarts a Devastating Tomato Pest

Mar. 1, 2019 — Researchers carried out a study to prove what gardeners around the world have known for generations -- marigolds repel tomato ... read more

Forests, Carbon Sinks Cannot Make Up for Delays in Decarbonizing the Economy, Experts Argue

Feb. 28, 2019 — To stabilize the Earth's climate for people and ecosystems, it is imperative to ramp up natural climate solutions and, at the same time, accelerate mitigation efforts across the energy and ... read more

PE, PP and PS: The Most Abundant Type of Microplastics in Mediterranean Coastal Waters

Feb. 28, 2019 — Polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new ... read more

Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression

Feb. 28, 2019 — A new study helps determine the role of pesticides and pollutants during the course of the progressive neurodegenerative disease that has no ... read more

Feb. 27, 2019 — Urban emissions of black carbon from fossil fuel combustion are not always the main contributor to severe air pollution in south Asian megacities like New Delhi, shows a new ... read more

'Dead Zone' Volume More Important Than Area to Fish, Fisheries

Feb. 26, 2019 — A new study suggests that measuring the volume rather than the area of the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone is more appropriate for monitoring its effects on marine ... read more

Scientists Simulate Forest and Fire Dynamics to Understand Area Burn of Future Wildfires

Feb. 26, 2019 — Scientists are examining more data via simulations of wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to improve their understanding between prior and future wildfires. They hypothesized that prior wildfires and ... read more

Feb. 26, 2019 — Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55 percent less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study emphasizing the need for designing ... read more

Indoor Exposure to Air Pollution Studied

Feb. 21, 2019 — In an Indoor Air study conducted in a suburb of the city of Kuopio, Finland, relatively short-lasting wood and candle burning of a few hours increased residents' daily exposure to potentially ... read more

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

Squid Could Provide an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastics

Feb. 21, 2019 — The remarkable properties of a recently-discovered squid protein could revolutionize materials in a way that would be unattainable with conventional plastic. Originating in the ringed teeth of a ... read more

Innovative Nanocoating Technology Harnesses Sunlight to Degrade Microplastics

Feb. 21, 2019 — Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments, successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO ... read more

Fossil Fuel Combustion Is the Main Contributor to Black Carbon Around Arctic

Feb. 20, 2019 — Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a new ... read more

Prenatal Forest Fire Exposure Stunts Children's Growth

Feb. 19, 2019 — Forest fires are more harmful than previously imagined, causing stunted growth in children who were exposed to smoke while in the womb, according to new ... read more

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