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Environmental Science News
January 29, 2020

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New research describes a dynamic climate and vegetation model that explains when regions across Africa, areas of the Middle ... read more
Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by ... read more
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of ... read more
Scientists have discovered the oldest solid material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust trapped inside a meteorite. This ... read more
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Rethinking Land Conservation to Protect Species That Will Need to Move With Climate Change

A new study finds that many species of animals and plants likely will need to migrate under climate change, and that conservation efforts will also need to shift to be ... read more

Children to Bear the Burden of Negative Health Effects from Climate Change

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a recent ... read more

New Portable Tool Analyzes Microbes in the Environment

Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms - too tiny to be seen by the naked eye - and their response to ... read more

High Air Pollution Exposure in 1-Year-Olds Linked to Structural Brain Changes at Age 12

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of ... read more

The Skin of Earth Is Home to Pac-Man-Like Protists

The most common groups of soil protists behave exactly like Pac-Man: moving through the soil matrix, gobbling up bacteria according to a new ... read more

Assessing Risk of Chemicals to Wildlife Is Huge Challenge That Requires New Approach

Computer modelling and long-term ecological monitoring will be essential to assess the environmental risks of the rapidly growing number of chemicals across the world, according to a new review ... read more

Principles for a Green Chemistry Future

Researchers show how green chemistry is essential for a sustainable ... read more

The Blue Acceleration: Recent Colossal Rise in Human Pressure on Ocean Quantified

Human pressure on the world's ocean accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a comprehensive new analysis on the state of the ocean. ... read more

Living Near Major Roads Linked to Risk of Dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new ... read more

2018's Four Corners Drought Directly Linked to Human-Caused Climate Change

The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. In many places, conditions are rocketing past ... read more

Mapping the Cumulative Health Effects of Environmental Exposures

The genomics revolution has provided powerful insights into genetic risk factors for human disease while also revealing the limits of genetic determinants, which account for only a fraction of total ... read more

Acetone Plus Light Creates a Green Jet Fuel Additive

Take biomass-derived acetone -- common nail polish remover -- use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with ... read more

Chemicals in the Environment: A Focus on Mixtures

The real world is marked by multiple stressors, among them cocktails of chemicals. The review article presents methodological approaches to isolating, characterizing and tracking chemicals of concern ... read more

Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Particles Linked to Pneumococcal Disease Susceptibility

A new study shows that exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) can increase an individual's susceptibility to pneumococcal ... read more

Climate-Friendly Food Choices Protect the Planet, Promote Health, Reduce Health Costs

Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars ... read more

Despite Less Ozone Pollution, Not All Plants Benefit

Policies and new technologies have reduced emissions of precursor gases that lead to ozone air pollution, but despite those improvements, the amount of ozone that plants are taking in has not ... read more

What's in Puget Sound? New Technique Casts a Wide Net for Concerning Chemicals

Using a new 'non-targeted' approach, researchers screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially harmful compounds that might be ... read more

Deep Diving Scientists Discover Bubbling CO2 Hotspot

Hydrologists diving off the coast of the Philippines have discovered volcanic seeps with some of the highest natural levels of C02 ever recorded. The scientists were working in Verde Island Passage, ... read more

Mapping the Path of Climate Change

Predicting a major transition, such as climate change, is extremely difficult, but a new probabilistic framework is the first step in identifying the path between a shift in two environmental ... read more

Signals from Inside Earth: Borexino Experiment Releases New Data on Geoneutrinos

The Borexino collaboration has presented new results for the measurement of neutrinos originating from the interior of the Earth. With this update, the researchers have now been able to access 53 ... read more

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