Can We Address Climate Change Without Sacrificing Water Quality?

2019-02-27T09:24:50-07:00February 27th, 2019|Climate and Energy, Land and Freshwater, News|

Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie’s Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications.

Source: Carnegie Institution for Science

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/56880-can-we-address-climate-change-without-sacrificing-water-quality

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New clues to predict tipping points for marsh survival

2019-02-14T09:43:56-07:00February 14th, 2019|Conservation Science, News|

Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a new study could help stem the losses by giving scientists a broader understanding of which wetlands are most at risk and why. The study assessed wetland distribution and resilience in hundreds of US estuaries at five different spatial scales. Its findings will help guide future efforts to preserve or restore threatened wetlands.

Source: Duke University

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190213124417.htm

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Millions of tons of plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products

2019-02-07T11:05:15-07:00February 7th, 2019|News|

A new chemical conversion process could transform the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels and other items. The conversion process incorporates selective extraction and hydrothermal liquefaction. Once the plastic is converted into naphtha, it can be used as a feedstock for other chemicals or further separated into specialty solvents or other products.

Source: Purdue University

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190206131956.htm

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Climate change might not slow ocean circulation as much as thought

2019-02-07T10:53:18-07:00February 7th, 2019|News|

New findings from an international ocean observing network are calling into question the long-standing idea that global warming might slow down a big chunk of the ocean’s “conveyor belt.”

From Science News

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-might-not-slow-ocean-circulation-much-thought

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