Wednesday, October 16, 2019
sequestering carbon

Secondary tropical forests absorb carbon at higher rate

Researchers find that regenerated tropical forests exhibit a high level of resilience and play a much larger role in sequestering carbon than previously thought.
southwest

Drier conditions in the Southwest now the new normal

Weather patterns that bring rain becoming less frequent
insecticides

Potential breakthrough in biological insecticides

A new generation of biological insecticides for pest control are being developed by researchers at Brazil’s Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) and the...
ocean chemistry

Predicting ocean chemistry

Shellfish farmer Bill Dewey remembers the first year he heard of ocean acidification, a phrase that means a change in chemistry for ocean water....
phosphorus

Greenland ice sheet releasing “Mississippi River” worth of phosphorus

Not only is Greenland's melting ice sheet adding huge amounts of water to the oceans, it could also be unleashing 400,000 metric tons of...
climate change

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change

Over the past several decades, scientists have become increasingly concerned about the effects of climate change on the modern world. Archaeologists are among these...
drought

Severe droughts no longer caused just by nature

A group of key water researchers from 13 organisations in eight countries, including the University of Bristol and Cabot Institute, is calling for a...
Transgenic

Transgenic plants’ ‘die and let live’ strategy dramatically increases drought resistance

Purdue University researchers found that engineering plants to produce high levels of a protein known as PYL9 dramatically boosted drought tolerance in rice and...
Microscopy

Novel Microscopy Helps Stony Brook Researchers Examine the Ocean Like Never Before

There are about one million bacteria, thousands of species and untold genetic diversity in just one drop of seawater. This amazing fact and the...
nitrogen

‘Holy grail’ bacteria for crop farming debunked by scientists

Crops depend on a supply of nitrogen for their growth. Farmers can supply it in the form of fertilisers but it can also be...
megafauna

Climate not to blame for megafauna extinction in Australia

New research led by the University of Adelaide has found no relationship between sixteen megafauna extinctions in Australia and past climate change, suggesting humans...
small ponds

Small ponds produce an outsized share of greenhouse gases

Tiny ponds play a disproportionately large role in global greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters, according to a new study by Yale’s School of...
gmo

New insights on the safety of GM organisms

An EU-funded project has undertaken extensive feeding trials to further inform the debate on the safety of mandatory GM animal feeding studies in advance of an expected 2016 EU re-evaluation.
fault

Can slow creep along thrust faults help forecast megaquakes?

In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on...
weather

Mathematical model explains huge recurring rainstorms in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans 

El Niño is fairly well understood, and by now it’s a household word. But another huge system in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans,...
dynamo

A New Power Source for Earth’s Dynamo

The earth's global magnetic field plays a vital role in our everyday lives, shielding us from harmful solar radiation. The magnetic field, which has...
food-energy-water

Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

New computer model analyzes food and energy tradeoffs that occur when water is scarce
stream

PNNL developed new way to understand stream temperature in an integrated Earth-human system

Results: As a bellwether for water quality, stream temperature is regulated to protect aquatic ecosystems. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a new modeling...
phonons

Stony Brook Researchers Discover Ice-like Phonons in Liquid Water

Stony Brook Researchers Discover Ice-like Phonons in Liquid Water
climate change

Assessing the Impact of Human-Induced Climate Change

Scientists apply new method to determine whether specific climate impacts can be traced to human-caused emissions