News tagged with atmospheric nitrogen

How invasive plants influence an ecosystem

Acacia longifolia, a species of acacia from the Fabacean family that is native to Australia, was initially cultivated in Portugal as a means of securing sand dunes and is now spreading uncontrollably - with varying impact ...

dateJul 28, 2016 in Ecology
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Aerosol pollution over Moscow slightly decreases

Aerosols are one of the most important factors influencing the level of radiation in the upper and lower layers of the atmosphere and thus the whole climate. However, the optical properties of atmospheric aerosols have not ...

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Environment
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Nitrogen may be a sign of habitability

We might commonly think of Earth as having an oxygen-dominated atmosphere, but in reality the molecule makes up only a fifth of our air. Most of what surrounds us is nitrogen, at 78 percent. Astrobiologists are beginning ...

dateJan 13, 2016 in Astronomy
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