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December 12, 2019

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Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would ... read more
Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to ... read more
Research has chemists one step closer to recreating nature's most efficient machinery for generating hydrogen gas. This new development may help clear the path for the ... read more
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero -- the names of digital-based 'cryptocurrencies' are being heard more and more frequently. But despite having no physical ... read more
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How Are Utah's Dry Lakes Impacting Air Quality and Human Health?

A new study reveals that 90 percent of Utah urban dust comes from dry lakebeds, which not only impacts air quality but also impacting soil and what can grow in ... read more

Tackling Air Pollution: Researchers Present Emissions Inventory for Nepal

Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists have presented the first high-resolution inventory to ... read more

As China Rapidly Adopts Clean Energy, Use of Traditional Stoves Persists

Old habits are hard to break. A new study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without a better understanding of the reasons behind ... read more

Recycling Nutrient-Rich Industrial Waste Products Enhances Soil, Reduces Carbon

Recycling biotechnology byproducts can enhance soil health while reducing carbon emissions and maintaining crop ... read more

A Solution for Cleaning Up PFAS, One of the World's Most Intractable Pollutants

Engineers have developed a treatment train for a PFAS compound called HFPO-Dimer Acid, also known by its trade name, ... read more

Prenatal and Early Life Exposure to Multiple Air Pollutants Increases Odds of Toddler Allergies

A new article shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in ... read more

Carbon Emissions from Volcanic Rocks Can Create Global Warming

Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects -- a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict ... read more

Solving the Mystery of Carbon on Ocean Floor

Little bits of black carbon littering the ocean floor, separate and distinct from the organic carbon believed to come from the ocean's surface. The source of that strange, and older, carbon has ... read more

Studying Water Quality With Satellites and Public Data

The researchers built a novel dataset of more than 600,000 matchups between water quality field measurements and Landsat imagery, creating a 'symphony of ... read more

Lake Methane Emissions Should Prompt Rethink on Climate Change

Study sheds new light on the impact of natural methane production on global climate change ... read more

Short-Term Radon Test Kits Are Not Effective in Measuring Radon Gas Exposure

A new study finds the only reliable way to measure exposure to radon gas is with a long-term testing kit, 90 or more days. Researchers placed two test kits, a short term (five-day) and long term ... read more

As a Way to Fight Climate Change, Not All Soils Are Created Equal

Soil scientists offer a newly nuanced understanding of different soil organic matter components that can be increased through varied management ... read more

Scientists Devise Catalyst That Uses Light to Turn Carbon Dioxide to Fuel

Scientists have used sunlight and a catalyst largely made of copper to transform carbon dioxide to ... read more

Global Carbon Emissions Growth Slows, but Hits Record High

Coal use is down dramatically in the United States and the European Union, and renewable energy is gaining traction. But rising natural gas and oil use in 2019 increased the world's carbon ... read more

What's Driving Erosion Worldwide?

Researchers are reexamining the causes of soil erosion around the world -- and have found that countries themselves have a surprisingly strong influence on their soil. This country effect was ... read more

Smog-Eating Graphene Composite Reduces Atmospheric Pollution

A graphene-titania photocatalyst degrades up to 70% more atmospheric NOx than standard titania nanoparticles in tests on real ... read more

Finnish Rivers Transport Carbon to Baltic Sea at an Increasing Rate

The amount of carbon transported via Finnish rivers to the Baltic Sea has risen substantially in the past few decades. The researchers don't know the exact effects ... read more

Harbor Porpoise Calves Exposed to Neurotoxic PCBs in Mothers' Milk

Harbour porpoise calves around the UK are carrying a more neurotoxic cocktail of PCBs than their mothers, as females unknowingly detoxify themselves by transferring the chemicals while feeding their ... read more

Armored With Plastic 'Hair' and Silica, New Perovskite Nanocrystals Show More Durability

Researchers have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing the perovskite's durability problem: encasing the perovskite inside a double-layer protection system made from plastic and ... read more

Operational Mapping System for High-Resolution Tropical Forest Carbon Emissions

For the first time, scientists have developed a method to monitor carbon emissions from tropical forests at an unprecedented level of detail. The approach will provide the basis for developing a ... read more

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