Nitrogen in permafrost soils may exert great feedbacks on climate change

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of SciencesShare Print E-Mail What nitrogen is getting up to in permafrost soils may be much more interesting than researchers have long believed–with potentially significant consequences for our management of climate change. Nitrogen is a constituent part of nitrous oxide (N2O)–an often overlooked greenhouse gas, and there is a vast amount…

Nitrogen Dioxide Ramping Up Again Over China

From United space in Europe ESA / Applications / Observing the Earth / Copernicus / Sentinel-5P Recent data have shown a decline of air pollution over northern Italy coinciding with its nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This new map shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide emissions over China from December…

Plants: An efficient green technology for cities

From the American Chemical Society Green plants reduce city street pollution up to 8 times more than previously believed Trees, bushes and other greenery growing in the concrete-and-glass canyons of cities can reduce levels of two of the most worrisome air pollutants by eight times more than previously believed, a new study has found. A…