A breath of Beijing air gets metagenomics treatment
Electric drive vehicles have little impact on US pollutant emissions, study finds
(Phys.org) —A new study from North Carolina State University indicates that even a sharp increase in the use of electric drive passenger vehicles (EDVs) by 2050 would not significantly reduce emissions of ...
Air pollution tied to exports: Study finds blowback causes extra day per year of ozone smog in LA
Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U.S. and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published today ...
Tech reliant on finite metal sources
(Phys.org) —Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving some markets vulnerable if resources become ...
Researchers estimate amount of CO2 released into atmosphere by rivers and streams
Microbiologists reveal unexpected properties of methane-producing microbe
For 40 years, scientists thought they understood how certain bacteria work together to anaerobically digest biomass to produce methane gas, important in bioenergy and the major source of greenhouse gas. But ...
Concerned researchers project global solid waste to peak at 11 million tons per day in 2100
Researchers find Europe's forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point
Coastal cities face rising risk of flood losses, study says
The world's 136 largest coastal cities could risk combined annual losses of $1 trillion (750 billion euros) from floods by 2050 unless they drastically raise their defences, a study warned Sunday.
Climate change occurring 10 times faster than at any time in past 65 million years
The planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But what might be even more troubling for humans, plants and animals is the speed of the change. Stanford climate ...
Geoscientist finds beavers play a role in climate change
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.
Fracking risks to ground water assessed
As climate changes, boreal forests to shift north, relinquish more carbon than expected
It's difficult to imagine how a degree or two of warming will affect a location. Will it rain less? What will happen to the area's vegetation? New Berkeley Lab research offers a way to envision a warmer future. It maps how ...