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2013-04-22 09:59:09

A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen – a key nutrient for plants – estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies that did not account for nitrogen.

Atmospheric Nitrogen Levels Have Remained Stable Over Past 500 Years Despite Widespread Emissions
2013-03-21 16:16:59

Despite widespread use of fertilizers and nitrogen emissions by industrial processes, the amount of atmospheric nitrogen has remained consistent over the past 500 years, according to a new study in Nature.

How Sensitive US East Coast Regions May Be To Ocean Acidification Revealed By New Study
2013-03-01 12:17:31

A continental-scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity.

Oceans Have Been The Stage For Earth's Longest Ongoing Battle Between Bacteria And A Virus
2013-02-14 13:55:19

A new study led by Oregon State University reveals that the greatest battle in Earth's history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years. And the battle, which no one knew existed until now, is far from over.

Arctic Permafrost Melt Releasing Carbon Dioxide At Unprecedented Rate
2013-02-12 09:23:50

Researchers studying Arctic thermokarst failures in Alaska were alarmed to find climate-warming carbon dioxide gas may be releasing into the atmosphere at an unprecedented rate.

Tree Death In Amazon Much Higher Than Previously Believed
2013-01-29 12:28:36

Using a new research tool, scientists have discovered that forest death in the Amazon is higher than previously believed, a finding that casts a dark shadow on the future of climate change.

Forest Ecosystems Impacted By Climate Change
2012-11-29 12:04:30

A research team from the University of California – Santa Barbara, led by Mariah S. Carbone, studied the influence of clouds on the largest Bishop pine forest of Santa Cruz Island.

How Nutrients Affect Plant Productivity Mapped By NASA
2012-11-02 06:46:06

A new analysis led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has estimated how much the growth of plants worldwide is limited by the amount of nutrients available in their soil.

Warming Oceans Will Play Major Role In Less Phytoplankton Diversity
2012-10-26 07:33:14

Phytoplankton are important for the sustainability of the aquatic food web. However, future warming oceans could significantly alter the populations of these important organisms.

Alpine Glaciers Important For Carbon Cycle 091812
2012-09-18 12:19:01

Recently, an international collaboration headed by Tom Battin from the Department of Limnology at the University of Vienna looked at an little-studied example of a carbon cycle. His team’s task was to explore and determine the role of Alpine glaciers in the carbon-cycling process. Glaciers are, in effect, nature’s freezers. Items that were deposited into the glaciers over several millennia became locked in a frozen tomb. And it is only on account of unprecedentedly rapid glacial melt...


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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