Tag: "emissions" at biology news
Potential for enhanced sequestration of carbon in soils supports evaluations
...ally based options for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions
by increasing sequestration of carbon in soils "sh...other options," such as flue-gas capture to reduce emissions
or remove carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere. Post and his colleagues considered the range of ...
Genetic mutations linked to the practice of burning coal in homes in China
...an Wei County, China who are exposed to smoky coal emissions
from cooking and heating their homes may carry gen... smoke, and are associated with exposure to indoor emissions
from the burning of smoky coal," said Phouthone Keohavong, Ph.D., study author and associate profess...
Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
... the landscape that have had larger effects on VOC emissions
than the deliberate legislated decreases," said Pu...ovements may have been outweighed by increased VOC emissions
from forests, mainly because of tree growth in abandoned farmland and increases in plantation forest...
Environmental decontamination, greenhouse gases, and the genome of a methane-loving bacterium
... fossil fuels, and big cars. Though carbon dioxide emissions
are the major source of greenhouse gases, methane is far more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere. Like increasing carbon dioxide levels, rising levels of atmospheric methane have been attributed to human activity, mostly in the form of land...
Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe
...lay an important role in efforts to reduce methane emissions
that are generated by biological sources such as ruminants and landfills. The PLoS Biology study found that M. capsulatus has multiple pathways for different stages in the oxidation of methane. They also found genes that suggest metabolic flexibili...
Newborns have ear preferences, too
...ent kinds of 'otoacoustic emissions.' Otoacoustic emissions
are sounds that are generated by the inner ear its...impaired infants responded with larger otoacoustic emissions
in their right ears when presented with clicks, and with larger otoacoustic emissions
in their left ...
New research shows air pollution can reduce children's lung function
...Health Study suggests that pollutants from vehicle emissions
and fossil fuels hinder lung development and limit breathing capacity for a lifetime. The study was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health, the California Air Resources Boar...
Natural mineral locks up carbon dioxide
... and ovivine can sequester all the carbon dioxide emissions
produced from fossil fuels. "Previous researchers... serpentine reactor as the last component of their emissions
clean up and sequester carbon on site. Or, if the area is heavy with fossil fuel burning plants, ea...
Environmental costs of home construction lower with wise choice, reuse of building materials
...out carbon dioxide emissions." Indeed, the carbon emissions
associated with energy use represented one of the ...example, carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions
generated during the life cycles of the homes, as well as the length of time these greenhouse gases ...
Protein fishing in America: The movie
...hen molecules interact with one-another. The light emissions
and fluctuations from the laser-excited molecules are captured and measured by an inverted fluorescence microscope across a field of about 250 nanometers; individual photons are directed toward a device called a photon-stamping detector that yields k...
What actually influences air pollution over the Indian Ocean?
...he group has also taken a more general view of how emissions
from the surrounding continental regions influence...wind emissions: that is, a 50% reduction in global emissions
of NOx - from all sources - might only lead to a 15% reduction in NOx levels over parts of the India...
Unicellular organisms contribute more nitrogen to ocean that reported earlier
...nhouse gases that form from vehicle and industrial emissions
are enhancing the greenhouse effect and contributing to global climate warming. The nitrogen-fixation rates reported in Montoya's study are conservative figures, according to the paper. First, any errors in the researchers' experiment will tend...
Technology already exists to stabilize global warming
...ions of these 15 technologies could prevent global emissions
of greenhouse gasses from rising for the next five...If we decide to act, we will need to reduce carbon emissions
across the whole global economy," said Socolow, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering....
AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004
...e to stimulate charged particlesand create optical emissions
in the ionosphere. Kosch et al. used the EuropeanI...s] above its location in Norway andproduce visible emissions
over northern Scandinavia. The researchers scannedvarious locations and altitudes in the sky for yea...
Workforce achievements celebrated at NASA Marshall Center Awards ceremony
...ve industry, the alloy could possibly lower engine emissions
and improve gas mileage in cars, boats and recreational vehicles. Marshall's Technology Transfer Award recognizes excellence in applying NASA technology to commercial uses. Recipients were Jeff Finckenor, Anthony R. Kelley, Alok K. Majumdar and Mark ...
Funding to commercialize technologies of UC San Diego engineers tops $1.2 million
...unications industry. Buckley's sensors can measure emissions
and performance oscillations at rates needed for rapid feedback control of these devices (e.g., 500 Hz and above), and because the sending and receiving electronics can be mounted at some distance from the high temperature process, only a small optic...
Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technology
...lion gallons of water, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions
by 170 million pounds. The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Ceremony is part of the annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, held this year June 28-30 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. More information is ...
Underground carbon dioxide storage reduces emissions
...t has safely buried the greenhouse gas and reduced emissions
from entering the atmosphere. "It's one thing to s...g coal, oil, natural gas and organic matter. CO 2 emissions
have been linked to global warming, and there has been a worldwide effort to reduce those emissions
New York City study shows newborns more susceptible to pollution than their mothers
...damage from air pollution, including motor vehicle emissions
and secondhand smoke, has important implications for cancer risk and developmental problems. And it underscores the importance of reducing levels of air pollution in our city." A previous study conducted by the Center, released in January 2004, found...
Energy conservation targets hit by notions of 'comfort'
...ioning, threaten to increase energy demand and CO2 emissions
and exacerbate rather than mitigate the effects of climate change". During the one-year project, the researchers interviewed architects, services engineers, building regulators, air-conditioning manufacturers, property developers and policy-makers. M...
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