‘Big data’ takes root in world of plant research

‘Big data’ takes root in world of plant research

Plantago lanceolata at Howth Head, Dublin, Ireland, ; this species is one of the near 600 for which researchers have gathered life history data. Credit: Anna Csergo Botanists at Trinity College Dublin have launched a database with information that documents significant ‘life events’ for nearly 600 plant species across the globe. They clubbed together with [...]

Iron fertilization less efficient for deep-sea carbon dioxide storage than previously thought?

Iron fertilization less efficient for deep-sea carbon dioxide storage than previously thought?

Sediment trap. McLane sediment trap: Device used to capture and store sinking phytoplankton and shelled organisms. Three of these instruments were deployed for one year in the Southern Ocean waters to obtain the valuable samples used in the study. Credit: Richard Lampitt, National Oceanography Centre, UK The Southern Ocean plays an important role in the [...]

In aerul din Moscova a fost depistata o concentratie mare de gaz toxic. S-a aflat vinovatul

In aerul din Moscova a fost depistata o concentratie mare de gaz toxic. S-a aflat vinovatul

O rafinarie de petrol din Moscova este amenintata cu inchiderea temporara, dupa ce in aerul din capitala rusa a fost depistata luni o concentratie mare de substante toxice, scrie cotidianul Kommersant, citat de AFP. Decizia intervine in conditiile in care mai multi cetateni au denuntat luni o concentratie mare de hidrogen sulfurat, gaz toxic, in [...]

Mapping reveals targets for preserving tropical carbon stocks

Mapping reveals targets for preserving tropical carbon stocks

This is an image from the Peru-wide, high-resolution carbon map showing the effects of deforestation (blue; no more carbon remaining) into a region of ultra-high carbon stocks in the surrounding forest (red). You can see massive losses in the bustling city of Pucallpa (right side) and the thousands of small farmers spreading into the forest [...]

Groundwater patches play important role in forest health, water quality

Groundwater patches play important role in forest health, water quality

This is Kevin McGuire, associate director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center. Credit: Virginia Tech Even during summer dry spells, some isolated patches of soil in forested watersheds remain waterlogged. These patches act as hot spots of microbial activity that remove nitrogen from groundwater and return it to the atmosphere, researchers from several institutions, [...]

Ученые разработали способ разрушать бисфенол с помощью света, наночастиц и графена

Ученые разработали способ разрушать бисфенол с помощью света, наночастиц и графена

  В последние годы в окружающую среду проникает все больше загрязняющих веществ, которые имеют структуру, схожую с гормонами человека или животных, таких как, например, бисфенол-А. Эти, как их еще называют, эндокринные деструкторы, попадая в организм человека, вызывают различные заболевания. И эти соединения, ширглаз используемые в производстве бытовых и промышленных изделий, сегодня находят не только в [...]

Arestari in scandalul dronelor de deasupra centralelor nucleare din Franta

Arestari in scandalul dronelor de deasupra centralelor nucleare din Franta

O epidemie de survoluri cu drone deasupra centralelor nucleare din Franta ramane neexplicata in ciuda arestarii a trei tineri in centrul tarii. Miercuri, trei tineri, doi barbati si o femeie, au fost arestati langa centrala nucleara Belleville-sur-Loire, in regiunea Cher. Politia spune ca cei trei se pregateau sa lanseze o drona relativ simpla, genul care [...]

When less is more: Death in moderation boosts population density in nature

When less is more: Death in moderation boosts population density in nature

A study by Princeton researchers and European colleagues found that the positive effect that mortality can have on populations depends on the size and developmental stage of the creatures that die. The finding could aid the management of wildlife and fish such as Atlantic cod. Credit: NOAA In nature, the right amount of death at [...]

Coexist or perish, new wildfire analysis says: Changing wildfire paradigm from fighting to coexistence

Coexist or perish, new wildfire analysis says: Changing wildfire paradigm from fighting to coexistence

The lightning-sparked Castle Rock Fire burned nearly 50,000 acres in 2007 in the Sawtooth National Forest and adjacent state and private lands surrounding Ketchum, Idaho, in the Smoky Mountains region of the Rocky Mountain range. Credit: Kari Geer, courtesy of the National Interagency Fire Center Many fire scientists have tried to get Smokey the Bear [...]

Экологи обнаружили в водах западного побережья США радиоактивные вещества

Экологи обнаружили в водах западного побережья США радиоактивные вещества

Ученые из ВУЗа океанографии в Вудс-Холе (WHOI), ведущие мониторинг природных и антропогенных источников радиоактивности в водах вдоль тихоокеанского побережья Соединенных Штатов, не так давно сообщили об обнаружении следов высокорадиоактивных соединений в 100 километрах западнее города Юрика, штат Калифорния. Ученые предполагают, что эти вещества являются частью радиоактивного шлейфа, выпущенного во время и в последствии страшной аварии [...]

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