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History / Archeology - Environment - 06.09.2023
Complete Neolithic cursus on the Isle of Arran
Complete Neolithic cursus on the Isle of Arran
Researchers discover complete Neolithic cursus on the Isle of Arran A leading team of researchers have discovered what is believed to be a complete Neolithic cursus set within a rich prehistoric landscape on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. A leading team of researchers have discovered what is believed to be a complete Neolithic cursus set within a rich prehistoric landscape on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

Environment - Chemistry - 06.09.2023
Study suggests energy-efficient route to capturing and converting CO2
Study suggests energy-efficient route to capturing and converting CO2
The findings, based on a single electrochemical process, could help cut emissions from the hardest-to-decarbonize industries, such as steel and cement. In the race to draw down greenhouse gas emissions around the world, scientists at MIT are looking to carbon-capture technologies to decarbonize the most stubborn industrial emitters.

Environment - Innovation - 06.09.2023
Devices offers long-distance, low-power underwater communication
Devices offers long-distance, low-power underwater communication
The system could be used for battery-free underwater communication across kilometer-scale distances, to aid monitoring of climate and coastal change. MIT researchers have demonstrated the first system for ultra-low-power underwater networking and communication, which can transmit signals across kilometer-scale distances.

Health - Environment - 05.09.2023
The UPF Genomics Service analyses the DNA of the bone remains of three skeletons, one of which may belong to Pere d’Aragˇ i d’Anjou (Peter of Aragon)
Empowering Europe against infectious diseases: innovative framework to tackle climate-driven health risks Empowering Europe against infectious diseases: innovative framework to tackle climate-driven h

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.09.2023
Methane Emissions in LA are Decreasing More Slowly than Previously Estimated
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas , 80 times more potent at warming the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. In 2014, a California law required statewide methane emissions to be cut by 40 percent by 2030 from 2013 levels. Currently, the local natural gas utility estimates that methane emissions in the Los Angeles area are decreasing at a rate of about 5.8 percent per year.

Environment - Social Sciences - 04.09.2023
Imperial experts to study air pollution exposure inside 100 London homes
Imperial experts to study air pollution exposure inside 100 London homes
A groundbreaking Imperial-led study is looking at indoor exposure to air pollution in more than 100 homes in West London. The WellHome study, led by Imperial College London's world-leading Environmental Research Group , is a first-of-its-kind community-based study focusing on assessing air quality inside and outside of homes, as well as identifying various contaminants such as chemicals, biological agents, and microplastics that are present within the home environment.

Health - Environment - 01.09.2023
How dangerous ticks really are in Germany
Due to global warming and globalization, both ticks and tick-borne pathogens are spreading in Germany. The cross-institutional research project ,,E.ZE.SA: Pathogen spectrum of ticks in Saxony-Anhalt" has been collecting and analyzing data from tick findings by employees of the state's own forestry operations since 2019.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2023
Groundwater depletion rates in India could triple in coming decades as climate warms
Groundwater depletion rates in India could triple in coming decades as climate warms, study shows A farmer plows his irrigated cotton field in Gujarat, India. A new University of Michigan-led study finds that farmers in India have adapted to warming temperatures by intensifying the withdrawal of groundwater used for irrigation.

Life Sciences - Environment - 31.08.2023
Could insights from ants help people build better transportation networks?
Could insights from ants help people build better transportation networks?
UCLA study finds the insects- nests reflect the way they work together - or don't - to forage for food Science + Technology UCLA study finds the insects- nests reflect the way they work together - or don't - to forage for food August 31, 2023 Key takeaways Ants can either forage for food as individuals or recruit other members of their colonies to help search for or carry food back to their nests.

Environment - Chemistry - 31.08.2023
Another strong greenhouse gas is on the rise - and it spells trouble for hydropower
The Earth's warming climate is largely caused by the rise in greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane. However, there are additional gases capable of warming the planet. New research from climate scientists at Utrecht University reveals that emissions of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) from streams and reservoirs have more than tripled over the last century.

Environment - 31.08.2023
Developing silicones that are friendlier toward health and the environment
Polysiloxanes, the scientific name for silicones, possess exceptional properties, and are used in numerous fields ranging from cosmetics to aerospace. They are absolutely everywhere! However, small cyclic oligosiloxanes impurities - including substances classified as toxic for the environment and identified as potential endocrine disruptors - can form during their synthesis.

Environment - 31.08.2023
Reevaluating the Arctic's greenhouse gases
Reevaluating the Arctic’s greenhouse gases
The magnitude of methane uptake in upland "sinks" may be larger than previously thought, and may increase under dry conditions, an UdeM-led study finds. Located in low-lying areas saturated with water, the wetlands that make up 14 per cent of the Arctic emit vast quantities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Environment - Health - 31.08.2023
Clean Air Zone reduces air pollution levels in Birmingham - study
Clean Air Zone reduces air pollution levels in Birmingham - study
Scientists use innovative techniques to map the environmental impact of Birmingham's Clean Air Zone Birmingham's clean air zone (CAZ) has reduced the levels of nitrogen dioxide gas (NO2) - an air pollutant which adversely affects people's health, a new study reveals. University of Birmingham scientists used an innovative technique to discover that during the CAZ's first seven months of operation, after correction for weather and seasonal effects, it resulted in 'modest, but significant' reductions in NO2 of up to 7.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.08.2023
Lake water quality at risk
Lake water quality at risk
Forest fires make the water in lakes whose catchment areas have been burnt murkier and also richer in nutrients, a Canada-U.S. research team has found. More than two million hectares of Quebec forest reduced to ashes. Yellowknife evacuated. New York City under a thick blanket of orange smoke. Greek islands ravaged.

Life Sciences - Environment - 30.08.2023
Algae provide clues about 600 million years of plant evolution
Algae provide clues about 600 million years of plant evolution
Research team led by G÷ttingen University investigates 10 billion RNA snippets to identify -hub genes- The Earth's surface is covered by plants. They make up the majority of biomass on land and exhibit a wide range of diversity, from mosses to trees. This astounding biodiversity came into existence due to a fateful evolutionary event that happened just once: plant terrestrialization.

Environment - 30.08.2023
Drought stress alters the function of rainforest soil
Drought stress alters the function of rainforest soil
Extensive measurement campaign in the experimental rainforest of the Biosphere 2 highlights the effects of drought and rewetting on soil biogenic volatile organic compound (VOC) fluxes Prolonged drought has a significant impact on the extent to which rainforest soils can emit and consume biogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Environment - 30.08.2023
Long time lag in heavily polluted regions as improvement in air quality warms climate
Long time lag in heavily polluted regions as improvement in air quality warms climate
In a recent study, scientists at Leipzig University have revised previous assumptions about the influence of pollutant particles, known as aerosols, on global warming. Using satellite data, Dr Hailing Jia and Professor Johannes Quaas have shown that the relationship between water droplets in clouds and aerosol concentration is more non-linear than previously thought.

Environment - 30.08.2023
Fish buffered from recent marine heatwaves, showing there’s still time to act on climate change
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls Fish were surprisingly resilient to marine heatwaves before 2019, highlighting the need to keep seas from warming further, according to new research . Marine heatwaves can have devastating effects on marine ecosystems and have been linked to widespread coral bleaching, harmful algal blooms, and abrupt declines in fish species.

Environment - 30.08.2023
Salmon bones confirm sustainable chum fishery for 2,500 years under Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls New research confirms that Tsleil-Waututh Nation has consistently and sustainably fished for chum salmon for 1,200 years longer than the archaeological record had previously demonstrated. This supports Tsleil-Waututh knowledge and further demonstrates that Tsleil-Waututh people have been sustainably living on and stewarding their traditional territory for longer than Western science may recognize.

Environment - Social Sciences - 30.08.2023
Neighbors can influence your decision to buy solar panels
Neighbors can influence your decision to buy solar panels
An EPFL study carried out in Vaud Canton has shed light on the factors that can prompt people to buy solar panels. It found that having neighbors with solar panels plays a significant role, alongside more well-known influences, such as our social circle. If you're a homeowner, have a high-level job, and have friends or family members with solar panels, chances are that you've got them, too.