Science Daily: Climate and Environmental Science. 28 November 2018.

Science Daily: Climate and Environmental Science. 28 November 2018

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Comment:  Here are today’s top science news stories from “Science Daily.” Views expressed in this science news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Nov. 27, 2018 — Researchers are on a mission to describe, classify and trace the history of a meteorite that landed in and around the small town of Benenitra in southwestern Madagascar shortly before the lunar … read more 

Coordinated Development Could Help Wind Farms Be Better Neighbors

Nov. 26, 2018 — New research highlights a previously underexplored consequence: A wake effect from upwind wind farms that can reduce the energy production of their downwind … read more 

Combined Local and Global Actions Could Lessen Impacts of Change in Marine Environment

Nov. 26, 2018 — Increased oil and gas activities could combine with ocean warming and acidification to have a significant negative impact on marine organisms, a new study … read more 

Six Feet Under, a New Approach to Global Warming

Nov. 26, 2018 — A researcher has found that one-fourth of the carbon held by soil is bound to minerals as far as six feet below the surface. The discovery opens a new possibility for dealing with the element as it … read more 

New Biocontainment Strategy Controls Spread of Escaped GMOs

Nov. 26, 2018 — Researchers successfully developed a biocontainment strategy for GMOs. Their new method prevents genetically modified microalgae from surviving outside of their test environment, enabling ways to … read more 

Mere Sunlight Can Be Used to Eradicate Pollutants in Water

Nov. 26, 2018 — Advances in environmental technology: You don’t need complex filters and laser systems to destroy persistent pollutants in water. Chemists have developed a new process that works using mere … read more 

New Insight Into Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction and Subsequent Cloud Formation

Nov. 26, 2018 — Organic compounds undergo drastic variations in their chemical composition as they transfer from the ocean’s surface to atmospheric aerosols which act as nuclei to form … read more 

Corals and Their Microbiomes Evolved Together, New Research Shows

Nov. 23, 2018 — Corals and the microbes they host evolved together, new research shows, adding fresh insight to the fight to save the Earth’s embattled coral … read more 

Could an Anti-Global Warming Atmospheric Spraying Program Really Work?

Nov. 23, 2018 — A program to reduce Earth’s heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft is possible, but unreasonably costly with current technology, and would be unlikely … read more 

Hairy Nanotechnology Provides Green Anti-Scaling Solution

Nov. 26, 2018 — A new type of cellulose nanoparticle is at the heart of a more effective and less environmentally damaging solution to one of the biggest challenges facing water-based industries: preventing the … read more 

Environmental Exposures Early in Life Modify Immune Responses

Nov. 21, 2018 — The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased significantly over the last decades, creating substantial financial and societal burdens. Due to this, researchers are trying to discover new … read more 

Study Uncovers Link Between Air Pollution and Intellectual Disabilities in Children

Nov. 21, 2018 — British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new … read more 

How Chile Accomplished Its Renewable Energy Boom

Nov. 21, 2018 — Chile is currently undergoing a renewable energy boom. Today, it’s the second largest market for renewable energies in Latin America, and in 2016 Chile was the top-scoring renewable energy … read more 

Nov. 21, 2018 — Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers present a totally new way to clean … read more 

Fish Can Detox Too — But Not So Well, When It Comes to Mercury

Nov. 20, 2018 — By examining the tissues at a subcellular level, researchers discovered yelloweye rockfish were able to immobilize several potentially toxic elements within their liver tissues (cadmium, lead, and … read more 

Fish and Veggies: Water Flow for More Efficient Aquaponic Systems

Nov. 20, 2018 — In aquaponics, the hydroponic crops use the nutrients from fish waste as fertilizer while the fish benefit from the plants’ nutrient uptake capability to improve water quality. The treated water … read more 

Tropical Fish Adapt to Cold Temperatures in Coordination With Their Microbiome

Nov. 20, 2018 — Scientists have discovered that tropical fish can control their gut microbes to better survive extremes of … read more 

Nov. 20, 2018 — Researchers described initial steps toward achieving chemistries that encode information in a variety of conditions that might mimic the environment of prehistoric … read more 

Nov. 20, 2018 — Antarctica is high and dry and mostly bitterly cold, and it’s easy to think of its ice and snow as locked away in a freezer, protected from melt except around its low-lying coasts and floating … read more 

Explaining the Plummeting Cost of Solar Power

Nov. 20, 2018 — The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. … read more 

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