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2011-12-15 17:02:05

The number of sugar maples in Upper Great Lakes forests is likely to decline in coming decades, according to University of Michigan ecologists and their colleagues, due to a previously unrecognized threat from a familiar enemy: acid rain. Over the past four decades, sugar maple abundance has declined in some regions of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, due largely to acidification of calcium-poor granitic soils in response to acid rain. Sugar maple forests in the...

2011-12-15 08:45:00

COCOA, Fla., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeNO LLC (www.genollc.com), a privately held, advanced development-stage technology company, today announced it has been awarded two new US patents. The Company now has a total of nine issued US patents for its proprietary Nitric Oxide generation and delivery technology. GeNO's eighth patent (8,057,742) on NITROSYL(TM) (nitric oxide) for inhalation concerns the conversion of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) to nitric oxide (NO) using the GeNO...

New Effect Of Acid Rain On Forests
2011-12-09 03:49:42

Too Many Dead Leaves a Bad Sign for Sugar Maples Scientists have discovered that nitrogen that falls from the atmosphere in acid rain can influence large tracts of sugar maples in North America. The atmospheric nitrogen in acid rain can affect forest ecosystems by acidifying soils and causing nutrient imbalances. Sugar maples in northeastern North America are especially vulnerable. Vast maple areas have been affected by this acidification process, which depletes soil calcium in...

2011-12-02 08:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today it has signed an agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company, one of the world's largest privately held food and agribusiness companies, to build a facility that will produce Honeywell's Sulf-N 26, a highly-effective fertilizer with all the agronomic benefits of traditional nitrate-based fertilizers, but with significantly lower explosive potential. Sulf-N 26 is a new, dry granular ammonium...

2011-11-18 03:36:07

Like a shadowy character just hidden from view, a mystery atom in the middle of a complex enzyme called nitrogenase had long hindered scientists' ability to study the enzyme fully. But now an international team of scientists led by Serena DeBeer, Cornell assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has pulled back the curtain using powerful synchrotron spectroscopy and computational modeling to reveal carbon as the once-elusive atom. The research was published online Nov. 17...

2011-11-18 03:31:25

If we could make plant food from nitrogen the way nature does, we'd have a much greener method for manufacturing fertilizer — a process that requires such high temperatures and pressures that it consumes about 1.5 percent of the world's energy. Now scientists working at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken an important step towards understanding how nature performs this trick, by identifying a key atom that researchers had sought for more than a...

2011-11-11 18:40:56

For the past 100 years, the Haber-Bosch process has been used to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, which is essential in the manufacture of fertilizer. Despite the longstanding reliability of the process, scientists have had little understanding of how it actually works. But now a team of chemists, led by Patrick Holland of the University of Rochester, has new insight into how the ammonia is formed. Their findings are published in the latest issue of Science. Holland calls...

2011-11-04 07:00:00

The system simply and easily delivers nitrogen gas for foaming adhesives/sealants or for creating nitrogen blankets. Duluth, Georgia (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 The Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) introduces a nitrogen generation system that creates a continuous, uninterrupted supply of 95 to 99.5 percent pure nitrogen gas. As a replacement for cumbersome, expensive nitrogen gas cylinders, the nitrogen generation system enhances operation of many Nordson adhesive dispensing systems. The...

Image 1 - Air Pollution Fertilizes Tropical Forests
2011-11-04 03:15:28

Scientists braved ticks and a tiger to discover how human activities have perturbed the nitrogen cycle in tropical forests. Studies at two remote Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory sites in Panama and Thailand show the first evidence of long-term effects of nitrogen pollution in tropical trees. "Air pollution is fertilizing tropical forests with one of the most important nutrients for growth," said S. Joseph Wright, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research...

2011-10-27 15:01:00

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Partners, LP (NYSE: UAN), a master limited partnership and manufacturer of ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution fertilizer products, announced today declaration of a cash distribution of 57.2 cents per common unit for the third quarter of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080226/CVRLOGO ) The distribution will be paid Nov. 14, 2011, to unit holders of record on Nov. 7, 2011. Set by the board of CVR GP,...