Saturday, October 19, 2019
rivers

New Research Identifies a Climate Signature in Rivers Globally

A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in the journal Nature, discovers a clear climatic signature...
greenhouse tomato plants

A Symbiotic Boost for Greenhouse Tomato Plants

Use of saline water to irrigate crops would bolster food security for many arid countries; however, this has not been possible due...
emissions-free cement

New Approach Suggests Path to Emissions-Free Cement

It’s well known that the production of cement — the world’s leading construction material — is a major source of greenhouse gas...
Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs Require Microorganisms to Sustain Growth, Researchers Find

For the first time, a team of scientists that includes three Texas A&M University researchers have found that microscopic oceanic organisms are...
plastic waste

MIT Alumna Addresses the World’s Mounting Plastic Waste Problem

It’s been nearly 10 years since Priyanka Bakaya MBA ’11 founded Renewlogy to develop a system that converts plastic waste into fuel....
pregnancy

NIH Study Suggests Higher Air Pollution Exposure During Second Pregnancy May Increase Preterm Birth...

Pregnant women who are exposed to higher air pollution levels during their second pregnancy, compared to their first one, may be at...
Fossil fuel

Fossil Fuel Emissions Impact Arctic Snow Chemistry, Scientists Find

Perennial sea ice is rapidly melting in the Arctic, clearing the way for new shipping routes and fossil fuel extraction. This increased...
soybean

Machine Learning in Agriculture: Isu Scientists Are Teaching Computers to Diagnose Soybean Stress

Iowa State University scientists are working toward a future in which farmers can use unmanned aircraft to spot, and even predict, disease...
electric eel

A New Species of Electric Eel Produces the Highest Voltage Discharge of Any Known...

There are at least three species of electric eels (Electrophorus spp.), not just one as previously believed. Two new species have recently...
Species Survival

First Global Center for Species Survival Created at Zoo

A groundbreaking partnership agreement has been reached that creates the first Global Center for Species Survival (GCSS), to be located at the...
filter organic micro-pollutants

NWO-TTW Grant for Novel Technology for Filtering Organic Micro-Pollutants

Researchers from the UT cluster “Membrane Science and Technology”  will develop a new technology to filter organic micro-pollutants from water. The project...
drones

Deploying Drones to Prepare for Climate Change

While doing field research for her graduate thesis in her hometown of Cairo, Norhan Magdy Bayomi observed firsthand the impact of climate...
coral reefs

New 3D Imaging Technology Maps Scottish Coral Reefs

Newly developed 3D imaging technology has allowed scientists to map an area of cold-water coral reefs off the coast of Scotland to...
climate change

Study Reveals Links Between Extreme Weather Events and Poor Mental Health

People whose homes are damaged by storms or flooding are significantly more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and...
ozone air pollution

Study Finds Rising Ozone a Hidden Threat to Corn

Like atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone is on the rise. But ozone, a noxious chemical byproduct of fossil fuel combustion,...
wildfiresvideo

Stanford Researchers Have Developed a Gel-Like Fluid to Prevent Wildfires

A preventive treatment developed by Stanford researchers could greatly reduce the incidence and severity of wildfires. The approach, outlined Sept. 30 in Proceedings...
harmful algal bloomsvideo

Bacteria Bullets Target Toxic Algae

Communities across the United States and around the world, along salty bays to freshwater lakes, increasingly are grappling with the dangerous effects...
drones

Researchers Use Drones to Weigh Whales

Researchers have devised a way to accurately estimate the weight of free-living whales using only aerial images taken by drones. The method...
Laser-Based System

Laser-Based System Detects Fires Even in Dusty, Harsh Environments

Researchers have developed a new laser-based system that offers an efficient and low-cost way to detect fires in challenging environments such as...
sulfur

New Study Tracks Sulfur-Based Metabolism in the Open Ocean

One of the planet’s most active ecosystems is one most people rarely encounter and scientists are only starting to explore. The open...