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Green Solution In Fight Against Greenhouse Gases
2012-09-24 04:53:29

Researchers are working on safer, more cost-effective carbon capture technology that could help overcome some of the obstacles currently facing projects designed to help reduce greenhouse gases and combat global climate changes.

Marine Microbes Engage In Unusual Symbiosis
2012-09-22 09:56:42

A study published in this week's issue of Science shows how tiny single-celled algae and a high specialized bacteria have formed a partnership that helps keep the ocean fertilized. This symbiotic pair takes nitrogen from the atmosphere and "fixes" it into a form that other organisms can use.

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...

2012-08-31 12:09:43

In a surprising finding, North Carolina State University researchers have shown that certain underground organisms thought to promote chemical interactions that make the soil a carbon sink actually play a more complex, dual role when atmospheric carbon levels rise.

Biomass Increase Found In West African Forests
2012-08-27 07:09:25

Even in the midst of a four decade long drought, protected forests in West Africa have somehow experienced an increase in their carbon storage capacity in recent years, a team of researchers from Ghana and the UK have discovered.

2012-08-20 11:50:56

A laboratory study led by UNC medical oncologist Stergios Moschos, MD, demonstrates how a new targeted drug, Elesclomol, blocks oxidative phosphorylation, which appears to play essential role in melanoma that has not been well-understood. Elesclomol (Synta Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA) was previously shown to have clinical benefit only in patients with normal serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), a laboratory test routinely used to assess activity of disease.

Research In The Brazilian Rain Forest
2012-08-14 12:30:45

Slash and burn practice for centuries as source of stable carbon compounds in the oceans

2012-08-02 23:03:14

Physicians have long known that exercise and a healthy diet contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

Two New Views Of Carbon Sinks
2012-08-02 05:35:15

In the last 50 years, man has quadrupled his CO2 output, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels. That is a startling and sobering concept. So far, though, Mother Nature seems to be keeping pace.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.