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Leaves contaminate soil with hydrocarbon

In the autumn, leaves fall and contaminate soil, according to a study conducted by scientists at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and The Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes (CNR) in collaboration with the ...

dateDec 21, 2017 in Environment
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Is underground transit worse for your health?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 90 percent of the 4.5 million workers in the Los Angeles area spend an average of 60 minutes each day commuting on a roadway or railway. When USC researchers from the Viterbi School ...

dateNov 29, 2017 in Environment
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Digger wasps and their chemistry

The skin of insects is usually covered by water-repellent hydrocarbons which protect them against desiccation and pathogens. This protective layer is species-specific in the majority of cases, creating a chemically unique ...

dateNov 03, 2017 in Evolution
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