Atmospheric helium levels are on the rise

Physics World

Levels of helium-4 in the Earth’s atmosphere have been increasing since at least 1974, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, US that resolves a longstanding anomaly in atmospheric science. Atmosphere

Cold atmospheric plasma eradicates residual cancer cells

Physics World

Cleaning up cancer cells: Richard Wirz and colleagues are developing a portable cold atmospheric plasma device for postsurgical cancer treatment. Cold atmospheric plasma could provide an alternative anti-cancer tool and is under investigation as a potential postsurgical treatment.

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Plastic aerosols in the atmosphere could affect the climate

Physics World

Tiny particles of plastic in the atmosphere can affect Earth’s climate, according to Laura Revell at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and colleagues. However, exactly how microplastics are distributed in the atmosphere is not well known. Atmosphere

Black-hole physics and that iconic ‘shadow’ image, balloons and rockets probe the atmosphere’s acoustic duct

Physics World

Also in this week’s podcast is the geophysicist Sarah Albert, who studies sound propagation in the atmosphere by listening in on rocket launches using high-altitude balloons. Astronomy and space Atmosphere

New technology harnesses atmospheric water in deserts

Inhabitant

New technology in development by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin could help harvest drinking water from the atmosphere even in the driest climates. A low-cost gel film that can pull sufficient water for drinking from the atmosphere within a short time is in development

Non-thermal atmospheric plasma enhances bone fracture healing

Physics World

Scientists at Osaka City University (OCU) have therefore explored the properties of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma (NTAPP) to induce direct bone regeneration within damaged bones. The post Non-thermal atmospheric plasma enhances bone fracture healing appeared first on Physics World.

Inferno-like exoplanet has ionized calcium in its atmosphere

Physics World

Signatures of ionized calcium in the upper atmosphere of an ultra-hot, Jupiter-like exoplanet have been found by international team of astronomers led by Emily Deibert at the University of Toronto.

Warming temperatures increasingly alter structure of atmosphere

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Climate change is having an increasing impact on the structure of Earth’s atmosphere, a new international study shows. The research draws on decades of observations to quantify that warming temperatures are playing a greater role in pushing up the top of the lowest level… Read more → Climate change Publications

Tonga eruption caused irreversible damage to the atmosphere

Inhabitant

It only takes one uncooperative volcano to ruin all our plans to save the planet, no matter how many of us go vegan, compost our food waste and buy electric cars. Scientists are now saying that the enormous January explosion of an underwater volcano in Tonga may have really messed up Earth’s ozone layer

Exploring Pluto’s changing atmosphere by chasing its shadow on Earth

Physics World

Pluto is less than 20% of the diameter of Earth and is on average six billion kilometres away, yet astronomers have been able to study its tenuous atmosphere since the 1980s. The post Exploring Pluto’s changing atmosphere by chasing its shadow on Earth appeared first on Physics World.

Enormous impact flash seen lighting up Jupiter’s atmosphere

New Scientist

Astronomers spotted a huge space rock slamming into Jupiter, creating a blast of light and energy equivalent to 2 million tonnes of TNT – the brightest such event since 1994

Rogue planets with weird atmospheres and no star could host life

New Scientist

Worlds that hold onto their dense primordial atmospheres of hydrogen and helium may stay warm enough to maintain liquid water on their surfaces, even without starlight

Mushballs inside Uranus and Neptune may solve an atmospheric mystery

New Scientist

Uranus and Neptune appear to have less ammonia than expected, but it might have been hidden by slushy balls of ammonia and water that hail down deep into the planets’ atmospheres

Sprinkling basalt over soil could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Physics World

Sprinkling powered basalt over natural ecosystems would remove vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere while also improving soils. The post Sprinkling basalt over soil could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere appeared first on Physics World.

Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere grants

Environmental News Bits

EPA’s Science to Achieve Results Program (STAR) awarded over $4 million to seven universities to advance air measurement and monitoring methods for air toxics and contaminants of emerging concern in the atmosphere. Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), often referred to as air toxics, are a subset of air pollutants … Continue reading Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere grants. Read the full story from U.S.

Earth911 Podcast: Climeworks’ Daniel Eggers On Cleaning Up The Atmosphere

Earth 911

The post Earth911 Podcast: Climeworks’ Daniel Eggers On Cleaning Up The Atmosphere appeared first on Earth911. Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Daniel Eggers, Chief Commercial Officer at Climeworks, a Zurich, Switzerland-based. Business & Policy EcoTech Podcasts carbon capture carbon sequestration Climeworks CO2 Daniel Eggers

Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere

Environmental News Bits

Heading … Continue reading Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere. by Imtiaz Rangwala, University of Colorado Boulder Much of the western U.S.

Tonga Volcano Eruption Created Puzzling Ripples in Earth's Atmosphere

Scientific American

Powerful waves ringing through the atmosphere after the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai are unlike anything seen before. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Natural Disasters

Lowest level of the atmosphere getting thicker due to climate change

New Scientist

The lowest level of the atmosphere, called the troposphere, has been growing warmer and gaining thickness at a rate of 53 metres per decade since 2000

Jupiter's strange atmosphere may have formed in a gigantic shadow

New Scientist

The mix of gases that make up Jupiter’s atmosphere have long puzzled astronomers, but now it seems the giant planet’s shadowy birthplace may be responsible

Satellites may have underestimated warming in the lower atmosphere

Environmental News Bits

New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) climate scientists and collaborators shows that satellite measurements of the temperature of the troposphere (the lowest region of the atmosphere) may have underestimated global warming over the last 40 years. Read the full story from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

HotSpots H2O: Unusually Powerful ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummels British Columbia and Pacific Northwest

Circle of Blue

The rains were the result of a weather phenomenon known as an “atmospheric river,” a narrow column that transports water vapor from the tropics to the poles. Atmospheric rivers are projected to intensify as the climate continues to warm.

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere reach record high

Inhabitant

Reducing emissions is top priority for survival. Will we ever treat it as such

Celebrate Women’s History Month with six inspiring women in atmospheric sciences

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the Washington Post. This International Women’s Day, we are inspired by these six scientists making a difference in Earth sciences and meteorology. Read more → Weather Women in science

The State of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Based on Global Observations through 2020

Environmental News Bits

Download the document from the World Meteorological Organization. The latest analysis of observations from the WMO GAW in situ observational network shows that globally averaged surface mole fractions(1) for CO2, methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) reached new highs in 2020, with CO2 at 413.2 ± 0.2 ppm(2), CH4 at 1889 ± 2 ppb(3) and… Read more → Climate change Publications

These World Heritage Forests have gone from removing carbon from the atmosphere to emitting it

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from CNN. Human activity and climate change-fueled disasters have turned 10 of the planet’s internationally recognized forests, also known as World Heritage sites, from carbon absorbers into carbon emitters, researchers have found. Read more → Climate change Publications

Warming Trends: The Cacophony of the Deep Blue Sea, Microbes in the Atmosphere and a Podcast about ‘Just How High the Stakes Are’

Inside Climate News

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier. By Katelyn Weisbrod Below the surface of the ocean, the waters are anything but silent.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 5, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Endangered Species Act Environmental Protection Agency Fish and Wildlife Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 2, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Environmental Protection Agency Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Food and Drug Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pesticides

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 28, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Endangered Species Act Environmental Protection Agency Fish and Wildlife Service Food and Drug Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 25, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Environmental Protection Agency Food Labeling National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. .

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 4, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Endangered Species Act Environmental Protection Agency Fish and Wildlife Service Food Labeling Forest Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pesticides Rural Utilities Service United States Department of Agriculture

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 20, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Agricultural Marketing Service Environmental Protection Agency Fish and Wildlife Service Food and Drug Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 12, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Environmental Protection Agency Farm Service Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. .

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 19, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Environmental Protection Agency Food and Drug Administration Labor National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Underserved Communities, BIPOCA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 29, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Crop Insurance Environmental Protection Agency Federal Crop Insurance Corporation National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 18, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Crop Insurance Environmental Protection Agency Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fish and Wildlife Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pesticides

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 29, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Agricultural Marketing Service Fish and Wildlife Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. .

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 1, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Agricultural Marketing Service Environmental Law Labor National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. .

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 8, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Agricultural Marketing Service Commodity Credit Corporation Fish and Wildlife Service Labor National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 9, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Environmental Protection Agency Forest Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. .

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 13, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Endangered Species Act Environmental Protection Agency Fish and Wildlife Service Food Labeling National Marine Fisheries Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 8, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Agricultural Marketing Service Food and Drug Administration Foreign Agricultural Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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