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Environmental regulations drove steep declines in U.S. factory pollution

The federal Clean Air Act and associated environmental regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past several decades—even as U.S. manufacturers increased production, a study by two University of California, Berkele...

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

American Economic Review


Hotter Temperatures Extend Growing Season for Peatland Plants

A study in Nature revealed that turning up the heat accelerates spring greening in vegetation and delays fall color change. The research team measured plant greenness over three years at the SPRUCE study, a unique ecosystem-scale experiment operated ...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nature, Aug-2018

Embargo expired on 08-Aug-2018 at 13:00 ET


Warmer temperatures lengthen growing season, increase plants’ vulnerability to frost, researcher finds

Northern Arizona University ecologist Andrew Richardson used PhenoCam, a network of automated digital cameras, to track this unusual effect of climate change.

– Northern Arizona University

Embargo expired on 08-Aug-2018 at 13:00 ET


Baby Sea Snails Ride Waves into Shallower Waters, Study Suggests

The warming ocean may cause the larvae of bottom-dwelling snails to hatch earlier in the spring, when waves are larger, potentially impacting their ability to survive and serve as food for other sea creatures. A Rutgers University–New Brunswick stu...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ; Rutgers Today


Study Finds Managed Waterways Are Not Isolated From Effects of Climate Change

A study led by researchers at Indiana University has found that human changes to rivers and streams in the United States and Canada do not isolate these natural resources from the effects of climate change.

– Indiana University

PNAS Aug-2018


Why Is It Important to Have Seed Banks and Seed Access?

Seed banks are an important part of food security. The August 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how preserving plant diversity protects the world-wide food supply, both now and in the future.

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


Chemistry Research ‘Rocks’ New Data about Ancient Life

Sulfur isotopes can serve as tracers of atmospheric oxygen, and new data collected from the present-day atmosphere in China by an international team of researchers, led by the University of California San Diego, indicate remarkable similarity to the ...

– University of California San Diego

; QYZDY-SSW-DQC031; Guangzhou Elite Project; 41330102, 41520104007, 41721002, 41475119, 41603119


Crash Course in Old Mining Tech Creates Cheap, Easy Way to Recycle Lithium Ion Batteries

Using 100-year-old minerals processing methods, chemical engineering students have found a solution to a looming 21st-century problem: how to economically recycle lithium ion batteries.

– Michigan Technological University

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, June-2018; Environmental Protection Agency No. SU839299; Michigan Technological University Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC)...


Announcements


Milsmann earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Carsten Milsmann, assistant professor in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University, has earned the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Award for research that could help develop solar energy applications...

– West Virginia University


Expert Pitch


Rutgers Experts Available for Interviews on Sightings of the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Air Pollution Expert Available to Discuss the Impact of Rolling Back the Fuel Economy Mandate

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Trump Administration to Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards--Tufts Public Health Expert on Air Pollution and Health Impact

– Tufts University


More Than a Climate Issue: American Auto Industry May Lose Competitive Edge with Lower Emissions Standards

– Cornell University

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