Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium – with implications for their spread in the US
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~5 min
Exaggerating how much lockdown improved air quality could allow us to underestimate the scale of the air pollution problem.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
New research shows that one-third of yearly nitrogen runoff from Midwest farms to the Gulf of Mexico occurs during a few heavy rainstorms. New fertilizing schedules could reduce nitrogen pollution.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
Staff and customers with underlying health conditions are likely to be most at risk at drive-through windows.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
Heavy rain events, which happen just a few days each year, have an outsize role in sending nitrogen runoff into waterways, computer modeling indicates.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
Flaring, or burning, waste gas from energy production has sharply increased over the past decade. It wastes usable fuel, pollutes the air, and helps drive climate change.
July 29, 2020 • ~9 min
Mapping the mechanism that lets legumes make their own ammonium fertilizer could help make agriculture more sustainable.
June 3, 2020 • ~6 min
From Nairobi to Los Angeles, pandemic lockdowns have cleared pollution from the skies. But those blue vistas may be temporary, and shutdowns aren't slowing climate change.
May 8, 2020 • ~8 min
As lockdowns have came into effect around the world, air pollution has plummeted.
April 15, 2020 • ~5 min