Smoke Shrouded Skies

Smoke Shrouded Skies

Smoke from this season’s bushfires has turned the sun red, the moon orange and the sky an insipid grey. It has obscured iconic views tourists flock to see. Far more than an aesthetic problem, it has forced business shutdowns, triggered health problems and kept children indoors for weeks. City dwellers in southeast Australia have been forced to take a crash course in the finer points of air pollution. We’ve learned about the dangers of inhaling tiny PM2.5 particles (those 2.5 microns or fewer in diameter)....

Smoke from this season’s bushfires has turned the sun red, the moon orange and the sky an insipid grey. It has obscured iconic views tourists flock to see. Far more than an aesthetic problem, it has forced business shutdowns, triggered health problems and kept children indoors for weeks. City dwellers in southeast Australia have been forced to take a crash...

Smoke from this season’s bushfires has turned the sun red, the moon orange and the sky an insipid grey. It has obscured iconic views tourists flock to see....

Agricultural Arsenic

Agricultural Arsenic

Arsenic is a metalloid which is widely found in natural soils and water on Earth. It is a proven carcinogen for humans and exposure to high concentrations of arsenic (As) should be avoided. The presence of arsenic at elevated concentrations in groundwater is not only dependent of the concentration of As in the soil, but on the constituents and environmental chemistry of the soil that influence its speciation and mobility. The mobility of arsenic in the soil is controlled by pH, redox conditions, biological activity...

Arsenic is a metalloid which is widely found in natural soils and water on Earth. It is a proven carcinogen for humans and exposure to high concentrations of arsenic (As) should be avoided. The presence of arsenic at elevated concentrations in groundwater is not only dependent of the concentration of As in the soil, but on the constituents and environmental...

Arsenic is a metalloid which is widely found in natural soils and water on Earth. It is a proven carcinogen for humans and exposure to high concentrations of...

Climate Protection

Climate Protection

From nitrous oxide fertiliser to ammonia clouds, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology tackle the environmental impact of emissions from the agriculture industry. Together with carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is among the most important greenhouse gases: It is about 300 times more hazardous to the climate than carbon dioxide. In Germany, the main source of nitrous oxide emissions is agriculture and its extensive use of nitrogen fertilisers. Potential consequences on food production and climate change will be studied by a new research group...

From nitrous oxide fertiliser to ammonia clouds, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology tackle the environmental impact of emissions from the agriculture industry. Together with carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is among the most important greenhouse gases: It is about 300 times more hazardous to the climate than carbon dioxide. In Germany, the main source of nitrous oxide emissions...

From nitrous oxide fertiliser to ammonia clouds, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology tackle the environmental impact of emissions from the agriculture industry. Together with carbon dioxide and...

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