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Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists have...

Volcano F is the origin of pumice-rafts near Australia

Since August a large accumulation of pumice has been drifting in the Southwest Pacific towards Australia. Researchers have now identified the origin of this...

Green hydrogen: Research to enhance efficiency

Laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen...

Sustainable new material for carbon dioxide capture

Scientists have developed a new material for capturing carbon dioxide. The new material offers many benefits -- it is sustainable, has a high capture...

Closing critical gap in weather forecasting

Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as...

Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction

Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to new findings.

Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields

By monitoring crops through machine learning and satellite data, scientists have found farms that till the soil less can increase yields of corn and...

Novel way to ID disease-resistance genes in chocolate-producing trees found

Chocolate-producing cacao trees that are resistant to a major pathogen were identified by an international team of plant geneticists. The findings point the way...

How do you cultivate a healthy plant microbiome?

Crops today never see their parents' microbiome, so how do they develop a leaf microbial community that's healthy and resistant to invasion by pathogens?...

BPA levels in humans dramatically underestimated

Researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bispehnol A (BPA) levels in humans and found that exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical is...

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