Mobility restrictions can have unexpected impacts on air quality

Reduced mobility induced by the COVID-19 restrictions had only minor influence on particulate pollution levels, according to atmosphere studies in the Po Valley region...

Targeted removals and enhanced monitoring can help manage lionfish in the Mediterranean

New research represents one of the first studies to examine the effectiveness of targeted lionfish removals from both an ecological and a socio-economic perspective.

Stopping illegal trade of Australian lizards

Australian reptiles face serious conservation threats from illegal poaching fueled by international demand and the exotic pet trade.

Crystal clear: Lepidopterans have many ways of being transparent

Breakthrough article reveals multiple mechanisms for wing transparency in butterflies and moths; shows that wing transparency has evolved multiple times in lepidopterans.

New technique reduces nicotine levels, harmful compounds simultaneously in tobacco

Researchers have developed a new technique that can alter plant metabolism. Tested in tobacco plants, the technique showed that it could reduce harmful chemical...

Remote control for plants

Plant researchers have a potent new tool at disposal: A research team now shows how to close the stomata of leaves using light pulses.

To understand ecology, follow the connections

New research argues that it's not enough for ecological modelling to focus on the landscape. If we want the best-possible ecological management, we should...

Embedded gas sensing device promises simple, accurate volatile organic compounds detection

Emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids, volatile organic compounds include a variety of chemicals, and many are associated with adverse health effects...

Embedded gas sensing device promises simple, accurate volatile organic compounds detection

Emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids, volatile organic compounds include a variety of chemicals, and many are associated with adverse health effects...

Prehistoric homes would have failed modern air quality tests

Domestic burning of wood and dung fuels in Neolithic homes would have exceeded modern internationally agreed standards for indoor air quality, exposing inhabitants to...

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