Willow trees are cost-efficient cleaners of contaminated soil
Using broad-leaved trees such as willow trees in the phytoremediation of contaminated soils constitutes a cost-efficient method for restoring mining areas and landfills, according to a research project led by the University ...
Increase in CO2 has not stimulated growth of tropical trees
Since the start of the industrial revolution in 1850, atmospheric CO2 levels have increased by about 40%. However, contrary to expectations, the growth of tropical trees has not increased as a result. Th ...
Air pollution down thanks to California's regulation of diesel trucks
Ever wonder what's in the black cloud that emits from some semi trucks that you pass on the freeway? Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist Thomas Kirchstetter knows very precisely ...
Study shows Beijing haze linked directly to gaseous pollutants from traffic, industrial emissions
Researchers explore energy, health potential of wastewater microbial ecosystem
An international team of scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine has completed a first-of-its-kind microbial analysis of a biological ...
Bangladeshis use sponges to clean oil spill threatening dolphins
Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".
Water's role in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows. But the stable food supply brought ...
Study finds fungi, not plant matter, responsible for most carbon sequestration in northern forests
Study shows increase of CO2 in the atmosphere is lower than predicted because of plants
Review finds environmental impact and toxicity of biocides used in fracking still largely unknown
A Colorado State University-led research team has completed the most comprehensive review to date of the environmental fate and toxicity of the biocides most commonly used in hydraulic fracturing fluids.
Localized climate change contributed to ancient southwest depopulation
Washington State University researchers have detailed the role of localized climate change in one of the great mysteries of North American archaeology: the depopulation of southwest Colorado by ancestral ...
CO2 warming effects felt just a decade after being emitted
It takes just 10 years for a single emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) to have its maximum warming effects on the Earth.
How do you feed 9 billion people?
An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population – projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century – in the face of climate change.
"Weather bomb" is scary new name for common winter storm
A dramatically-named "weather bomb" exploded across the UK in the past week, bringing winds gusting up to 144mph on outlying islands.