Fertilization drives global lake emissions of greenhouse gases

New research shows that lake size and nutrients drive how much greenhouse gases are emitted globally from lakes into the atmosphere.

Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. A team has now developed...

Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

Chemists have performed a techno-economic analysis of converting waste toilet paper into electricity. They propose a two-step process and calculate a cost per kWh...

Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth’s climate more than previously thought

The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to...

Ribbed mussels could help improve urban water quality

Ribbed mussels can remove nitrogen and other excess nutrients from an urban estuary and could help improve water quality in other urban and coastal...

Antioxidant reverses BPD-induced fertility damage in worms

From plastics to pesticides, it seems like every week delivers fresh news about the dangers of endocrine disruptors -- chemicals in the environment that...

How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal blooms

With the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, scientists have made new advances in...

Seagrass biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration

Planting multiple seagrass species, rather than a single species, could be better for restoring damaged coastal ecosystems in Indonesia's Coral Triangle.

Fish can detox too — but not so well, when it comes to mercury

By examining the tissues at a subcellular level, researchers discovered yelloweye rockfish were able to immobilize several potentially toxic elements within their liver tissues...

Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant, study finds

Researchers are involved in a study that found climate change may reduce the growth and stature of big bluestem -- a dominant prairie grass...

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