News tagged with quality

Beijing dangerous smog down four percent in 2014

Air pollution in Beijing dropped slightly last year, municipal authorities said, although levels of the most dangerous small particulate matter remained more than three times the internationally recommended ...

Jan 05, 2015
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Indoor wood-burning can affect air quality

(HealthDay)—Although many people enjoy gathering around a fire during cold winter months, fires that aren't built properly can affect air quality and people's health, according to the U.S. Environmental ...

Jan 02, 2015
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How seeds recognise the seasons

Scientists at the University of York have played a key role in new research into the way 'mother' plants use their memory of the seasons to teach their seeds the most advantageous time to germinate.

Dec 16, 2014
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Getting the best out of citizen scientists

Can "citizen science" ever be as effective as the real thing? At the joint meeting of the British Ecological Society and the Société Française d'Ecologie, Earthwatch scientists will share their experience of harnessing ...

Dec 12, 2014
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Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms

Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Eawag, ...

Dec 11, 2014
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