Tree planting has potential to increase carbon sequestration capacity on Nation’s forests

In the United States, fully stocking non-stocked and poorly stocked forests would result in an annual increase of 20 percent in the amount of...

How to get a handle on carbon dioxide uptake by plants

How much carbon dioxide, a pivotal greenhouse gas behind global warming, is absorbed by plants on land? It's a deceptively complicated question, so a...

Unexpected wildfire emission impacts air quality worldwide

During wildfires, nitrous acid plays a leading role -- spiking to levels significantly higher than scientists expected, driving increased ozone pollution and harming air...

Tracking the working dogs of 9/11

A study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs...

NASA’s IRIS spots nanojets: Shining light on heating the solar corona

Researchers report the first ever clear images of nanojets -- bright thin lights that travel perpendicular to the magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere,...

Researcher analyzes the use of solar energy at US airports

By studying 488 public airports in the United States, researchers found that 20% of them have adopted solar photovoltaic (PV), commonly known as solar...

Better catalysts for a sustainable bioeconomy

Researchers want to make so-called zeolites more efficient. Today, these compounds are already indispensable additives in the chemical industry and have been used as...

Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat

New heat-harnessing 'solar' cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can't convert to electricity could help bring down the price of storing renewable...

Computational study of famous fossil reveals evolution of locomotion in ‘ruling reptiles’

Scientists used three-dimensional computer modelling to investigate the hindlimb of Euparkeria capensis -- a small reptile that lived in the Triassic Period 245 million...

Do rats like to be tickled?

Not all rats like to be tickled but by listening to their vocalizations it is possible to understand in real-time their individual emotional response....

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