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Current climate models underestimate warming by black carbon aerosol

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:59:50 EST ~ Researchers have discovered a new, natural law that sheds light on the fundamental relationship between coated black carbon and light absorption. Find out more...

Long-term exposure to road traffic noise may increase the risk of obesity

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:06:15 EST ~ Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity. Find out more...

What did birds and insects do during the 2017 solar eclipse?

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:53:45 EST ~ In August of 2017, millions peered through protective eyewear at the solar eclipse -- the first total eclipse visible in the continental United States in nearly 40 years. During the event, researchers watched radar to observe the behavior of birds and insects. Find out more...

Natural solutions can reduce global warming

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:00:45 EST ~ A new study found that 21 percentof the United States' greenhouse gas pollution (1.2 Pg CO2e year) could be removed through enhanced management of forest, grassland, agricultural, and coastal areas. An offset at this level would be the equivalent to pollution from every single US car and truck on the road. Find out more...

Your heart hates air pollution; portable filters could help

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:36:01 EST ~ The fifth-leading risk factor for mortality worldwide, air pollution presents a major heart health risk. A simple intervention could help people breathe easier at home. Find out more...

Back-to-the-future plants give climate change insights

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:54:40 EST ~ If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic might that prediction be? More so than was previously realized, according to a new study. Find out more...

Alpine ice shows three-fold increase in atmospheric iodine

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:18:10 EST ~ Analysis of iodine trapped in Alpine ice has shown that levels of atmospheric iodine have tripled over the past century, which partially offsets human-driven increases in the air pollutant, ozone. Find out more...

Fish's brain size influenced by habitat

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:15:46 EST ~ This is the first known study to connect habitat with varying brain size in a single lake fish population. The finding may provide clues about how fish and other creatures will respond to mounting environmental stressors from pollution to climate change. Researchers say bigger brains contain more neurons, and more connections among them, that lend its owner cognitive and behavioral smarts that may help it adapt to new environments. Find out more...

Plastic microfibers found for first time in wild animals' stool, from S. A. fur seals

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:57:23 EST ~ For the first time, plastic microfibers have been discovered in wild animals' stool, from South American fur seals. The findings were made by scientists who suggest examining scat from pinnipeds can be an efficient way to monitor environmental levels of microfibers and microplastics in the environment. Find out more...

Pollution in cities damaging insects and ecosystems

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:27:12 EST ~ High levels of pollution found in many of the world's major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new research. Find out more...