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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 19-Jul-2018

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Newswise provides experts for the media on hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as the latest research in Environmental Science and Climate Science.

Study: Air Pollution Negatively Associated with U.S. National Park Visitation

Poor air quality may influence how many visitors travel to U.S. national parks, according to a new study. The researchers matched air pollution data to monthly park visitation statistics at 33 of the most heavily visited national parks and found that...

– Iowa State University

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 18-Jul-2018 at 14:00 ET

Quick Soil Test Aims to Determine Nitrogen Need

One of the essential nutrients for vigorous crop production is nitrogen. Yet most routine tests done in commercial soil testing labs do not measure available nitrogen in the soil. Soil scientists at The Ohio State University and Cornell University th...

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Agricultural and Environmental Letters

Apollo Mission Data Researcher Seeks to Clarify Recently Publicized Findings

One of the lead researchers of a study showing that Apollo astronauts’ activity likely contributed to slight, local lunar surface warming, would like to clear up misunderstandings that have resulted, particularly in light of the millions of views t...

– Texas Tech University

Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Novel Approach Studies Whale Shark Ages the Best Way – While They Are Swimming

Not much is known about whale sharks - and research scientists at Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Research Institute are working to change that.

– Nova Southeastern University

Marine and Freshwater Research Journal

Study First to Confirm Where Baby White Sharks ‘Hang Out’ in the North Atlantic

A team of scientists is the first to confirm the movement patterns and seasonal migrations of baby white sharks in the north Atlantic Ocean. They put the New York Bight shark nursery theory to test by deploying satellite and acoustic tags on 10 baby ...

– Florida Atlantic University

Scientific Reports

Glowing Bacteria on Deep-Sea Fish Shed Light on Evolution, 'Third Type' of Symbiosis

For the first time, scientists have sequenced and analyzed the genomes of bacteria that live in anglerfish bulbs. The bacteria were taken from fish specimens collected in the Gulf of Mexico.

– Cornell University

mBio, June 2018

In the Ocean's Twilight Zone, Tiny Organisms May Have Giant Effect on Earth's Carbon Cycle

In a study that challenges scientists preconceptions about the global carbon cycle, researchers find that tiny organisms deep in the ocean's twilight zone may play an outsize part in the circulation of carbon.

– Florida State University

Limnology and Oceanography

Oleo Sponge Successful in Real-World Conditions Off California Coast

Argonne’s Oleo Sponge, developed to clean oil spills, lived up to its promise in an experiment conducted off the coast of Southern California, in April.

– Argonne National Laboratory

STUDY: Indigenous Peoples Own or Manage at Least One Quarter of World’s Land Surface

Indigenous Peoples have ownership, use and management rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature Sustainability.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Nature Sustainability

Getting to Know the Microbes That Drive Climate Change

A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change.

– Ohio State University

Nature Microbiology; Nature; ISME Journal

Democrats, Republicans Agree on Climate Change More Than They Think

A new study found that 66 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of Independents, and 90 percent of Democrats believe in human-caused climate change and the utility of reducing greenhouse gases. But when mulling proposals, they choose party above policy....

– University of Colorado Boulder

Perspectives on Psychological Science

CubeSat Satellite Data Make Daily Crop Monitoring Possible

A smart phone app may soon allow farmers to track the daily progress of crops and monitor plant health using data from conventional and small CubeSat satellites.

– South Dakota State University

Remote Sensing, June 2018

How to Fit a Planet Inside a Computer: Developing the Energy Exascale Earth System Model

The Department of Energy has developed a new computer simulation capability: the Energy Exascale Earth System Model. Scientists designed the model to focus on areas most relevant to energy production as well as take full advantage of DOE’s supercom...

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


WVU Opens New Research Facility to Extract Valuable Rare Earths From Acid Mine Drainage

West Virginia University researchers are opening a new facility to capture valuable materials from a novel source – acid mine drainage from coal mining – turning the unwanted waste into critical components used in today’s technology-driven soci...

– West Virginia University

UIC Scientist Wins National Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

University of Illinois at Chicago climate scientist Max Berkelhammer is among the first recipients of the Excellence in Teaching Fellowship, a new program developed by Course Hero and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to support the n...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

URI-Led Consortium Selected to Operate New Research Ship to Replace R/V Endeavor

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, led by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, to operate a new oceanographic research ship, one of only three such vessels in the...

– University of Rhode Island





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