Press Releases from AAAS
Stories in this feed are from the American Association for the Advancement of Science's EurekAlert! service.
(Burness Communications) A unique acacia known as a "fertilizer tree" has typically led to a doubling or tripling of maize yields in smallholder agriculture in Zambia and Malawi, according to evidence presented at a conference in the Hague today.
(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) The change in the ice mass covering Antarctica is a critical factor in global climate events.
(University of Houston) The University of Houston has received a $1.2 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to help design the next generation of technologies for the alternative energy industry.In all, the ONR awarded a total of $1.5 million to UH, the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of New Mexico to develop new thin-film solar cells, thin-film batteries and nano-sen
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute have created an on-line wiki-based technoeconomic model that should help accelerate the development of clean, green biofuels that can compete with gasoline. The model enables researchers to pursue the most promising strategies for cost-efficient biorefinery operations.
(American Society of Agronomy) What would be the impact of the next green revolution on global food security? How can soil help lessen the impacts of climate change? To what extent can biofuels help make America energy independent?
(University of California - Davis) Contrary to expectations, climate change has had a significant effecton mountain plants at low elevations, says a new study led by a UCDavis researcher.
(Geological Society of America) Topics in the November-December 2010 GSA Bulletin include earthquake hazard assessment, tectonics, fault ruptures, paleo-earthquakes, magmatism, landslides, climate modeling and geochronology.
(Smithsonian) Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological sites in coastal areas around the world will be lost to erosion.
(Penn State) Climate change, energy, natural resources and the health of planet Earth are major modern day concerns; but Americans' grasp of Earth and space sciences is, according to scientists and educators at Penn State, not strong.
(Duke University) A doubling of abnormally wet or dry summer weather in the southeastern United States in recent decades has come from an intensification of the summertime North Atlantic subtropical high (NASH), or "Bermuda High." And that intensification appears to be coming from global warming, according to a new analysis by a Duke University-led team of climate scientists.