Science news articles about 'environmental problems'

  • Wind power may have its own environmental problems

    Wind power generation is expected to be a clean and environmentally friendly natural energy source, but a new kind of environmental problem has surfaced as infrasonic waves caused ...
  • Super-microbes engineered to solve world environmental problems

    Environmental problems, such as depleting natural resources, highlight the need to establish a renewable chemical industry ... Institute of Science and Technology) will explain how metabolic engineering could lead to the development of solutions to these environmental problems ...
  • First-of-its-kind 14-country study ranks consumers according to environmental behavior

    ... . Consumers in developing countries feel more responsible for environmental problems than those in developed countries, and six in 10 people in developing countries report that environmental problems are negatively affecting their health — twice as many as in most developed ...
  • University research contributes to global warming

    ... believe in the myth that technology is the solution. “In 1973, that type of rhetoric already existed,” he says. “But environmental problems have gone from bad to worse. In Canada ...
  • Put the trees in the ground

    ... current global environmental problems, the excessive release of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels ... that we have taken away before,” says Scholz. “Whereas other environmental problems can, at least in principle, be solved by the appropriate ...
  • Culture affects how teen girls see harassment

    ... factors may control whether they perceive sexism as an environmental problem or as evidence of their own shortcomings. A study ... to be able to identify sexism and sexual harassment as environmental factors, lest they attribute negative experiences ...
  • Dosage of fertilizer helps to enhance quality of wheat

    ... in Biological Sciences and has an advanced studies diploma in Environmental Agricultural Biology. She is currently contracted ... of production, while excessive dosage will cause environmental problems without achieving appreciable improvement ...
  • Aquatic insect 'family trees' provide clues about sensitivity to pollution

    ... Buchwalter, an NC State assistant professor of environmental and molecular toxicology and the lead author of the paper ... they open up the possibility of predicting species' tolerance to environmental problems based on their evolutionary histories," Buchwalter ...
  • Russian leader says environment problems a security threat

    Russia's environmental problems are a threat to national security and could make parts of the country uninhabitable within 30 years, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday.
  • Organizing an Earth Systems Science Agency

    ... the new organization a comprehensive perspective on both environmental and resource systems. If we effectively link these capabilities ... programs are not presently structured to address such major environmental problems as global climate change, declines ...
  • China's policies treasure both environment and people

    ... to soil erosion, devastation of habitat such as pandas and other environmental problems. It uses logging bans to replace forests ... means of heating houses or cooking for their children. Environmental problems have tremendous economic and social implications ...
  • Frogs with disease-resistance genes may escape extinction

    ... the key to safeguarding frog populations in the wild." "Massive die-offs of frogs may indicate environmental problems that ultimately will affect other species, including ...
  • Gray and Green together: Older adults can play role in creating healthier environment

    ... provides opportunities for social integration. The programs of environmental organizations routinely bring together people ... . Public health research suggests there are a number of environmental problems that disproportionately compromise the health of the older ...
  • Wealth does not dictate concern for the environment

    ... of the poorer nations were supportive of efforts to solve environmental problems. The authors believe that previous studies failed to recognize that environmental problems are often a threat to material welfare and not just quality of life ...
  • Is it too late to save the great migrations?

    ... argue. "If we are successful, it will be because governments and individuals have learned to act proactively and cooperatively to address environmental problems, and because we have created an international network ...

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