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Research suggests chlorofluorocarbons are the main culprits behind climate change

The view that human activities are likely responsible for most of the observed increase in global mean temperature ("global warming") since the mid-20th century is probably a correct reflection of current scientific thought. However, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), not carbon dioxide (CO2), are most likely to be the major driver of climate change, according to a forthcoming book authored by Professor Qing-Bin LU, a physicist in the University of Waterloo, Canada. [More]
Proof-of-concept addresses ongoing controversy regarding presence of oil at the bottom of Gulf of Mexico

Proof-of-concept addresses ongoing controversy regarding presence of oil at the bottom of Gulf of Mexico

A first of its kind study that modeled oil slick weathering over time in a laboratory setting provides evidence that evaporation combined with sinking of the heavy components of surface-spill slicks can explain the presence of oil on the sea floor. [More]

Swimming Federation of India to organize 32nd Sub Junior and 42nd Junior Glenmark National Aquatic Championships

Swimming Federation of India, the governing body of swimming in the country, announced the 32nd Sub Junior and 42nd Junior Glenmark National Aquatic Championships - 2015. The championships will be organized at the state-of-the-art swimming facility at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune from 13th to 19th July, 2015. [More]
Researchers receive 2.6 million euros to study evolution of sexual reproduction in plants

Researchers receive 2.6 million euros to study evolution of sexual reproduction in plants

A European and US consortium coordinated by Jorg Becker, group leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC; Portugal), has now received funding of 2.6 million euros for 3 years to study the evolution of sexual reproduction in plants. The project is funded under the scope of ERA-CAPS, a European network dedicated to support research activities in Plant Sciences. [More]

USANA recognized for participating in 2015 DSA Code of Ethics Communication Initiative

USANA Health Sciences Inc., a global nutritional supplements company, has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of 53 companies dedicated to participation in the 2015 DSA Code of Ethics Communication Initiative. Participating in this initiative is optional to all direct selling businesses, but those who participate agree to follow the code of ethics, which establishes credibility through good business practices. [More]

Amici Procurement selects Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider iomart to migrate to Office 365

Bio-tech procurement company Amici Procurement has chosen Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider iomart to help it move to Office 365. Amici Procurement provides small to medium-sized companies in the bio-tech sector with a unique procurement service, helping them with all aspects of the purchasing cycle to help them obtain best value. [More]

Inexpensive nickel catalyst triggers decarbonylative cross-coupling between aromatic esters and boronic acids

Esters have been identified to act as a new and clean coupling partner for the carbon-carbon bond forming cross-coupling reaction to make useful compounds for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and organic materials. [More]

NWS rolls out new online graphics to better convey forecast information

New online graphics being rolled out this summer by the National Weather Service (NWS) are based on research by a team of risk communication experts at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) who focused on how to better convey forecast information visually. [More]
Present-day efforts to cut mercury emissions may reduce pollution more quickly than current models

Present-day efforts to cut mercury emissions may reduce pollution more quickly than current models

A Dartmouth-led study using a 600-year-old ice core shows that global mercury pollution increased dramatically during the 20th century, but that mercury concentrations in the atmosphere decreased faster than previously thought beginning in the late 1970s when emissions started to decline. [More]
Serving vegetables at dinner makes you a better cook and a loving parent

Serving vegetables at dinner makes you a better cook and a loving parent

Do you want to be seen as a better cook and a more loving parent? It's as easy as serving a vegetable at dinner, according to recent Cornell Food and Brand Lab research. [More]
Leading doctors and academics call on Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies

Leading doctors and academics call on Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies

Over 50 leading doctors and academics including Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, have signed an open letter published in The Guardian today calling on the Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies. [More]
Hain Celestial’s personal care products named in EWG "Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens" list

Hain Celestial’s personal care products named in EWG "Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens" list

The Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™ and a leader in personal care products, is proud to announce that several sunscreens from its portfolio of brands have been named to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) "Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens" list. [More]

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland conducts exclusive interview with Drinkable Air

MMP (USA) announces that Worldwide Business with kathy ireland has conducted an exclusive interview with Drinkable Air, America's leading manufacturer of Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG's). [More]

New initiative aims to determine prevalence of contaminants in Detroit’s urban agriculture soil

Urban gardens are becoming more commonplace across Detroit and other major urban cities throughout the United States. These gardens offer a source of free or inexpensive healthy food for the public and educate community members about food production and rehabilitating the local ecosystem. [More]
New method could help identify 'handedness' of different molecules in mixture

New method could help identify 'handedness' of different molecules in mixture

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ability to rapidly, reliably and simultaneously identify the 'handedness' of different molecules in a mixture. [More]
KeyLemon, onefacein team up to provide affordable and effective biometric solutions

KeyLemon, onefacein team up to provide affordable and effective biometric solutions

Biometry authentication provider KeyLemon today announced a strategic partnership with emerging biometric password solution onefacein. [More]

Louisiana Tech chemistry student wins EPA's GRO Fellowship for research on water purification

Joshua Tully, a chemistry student at Louisiana Tech University, was recently awarded a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his research on natural clay nanotubes for water purification. [More]
Scientists identify safe repellent that protects fruits from D. suzukii

Scientists identify safe repellent that protects fruits from D. suzukii

Insects destroy a very large fraction of the global agricultural output - nearly 40 percent. The spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), for example, feeds on ripening fruits. A nuisance especially in Northern California and Europe, it lays its eggs inside ripe berries, and, when its larvae emerge there, the fruit is destroyed. [More]

Scientists forecast an average 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico this year

Scientists are expecting that this year's Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, also called the "dead zone," will be approximately 5,483 square miles or about the size of Connecticut-the same as it has averaged over the last several years. [More]

Researchers develop new energy-absorbing structure that withstands blunt and ballistic impact

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure to better withstand blunt and ballistic impact. [More]
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