Chemistry (Environment and Climate)

 

artificial rainforest

Ecosystem changes can be more accurately predicted by emissions of chiral compounds more

Enhanced ocean oxygenation during Cenozoic warm periods

Earth’s past warm periods witnessed the shrinkage of the open ocean’s oxygen-deficient zones. more

Computer modelling of the OH reactivity (left) and OH concentration (right) around human bodies in a typical indoor situation while people sitting around a table. 

People generate their own oxidation field and change the indoor air chemistry around them more

A sausage on a fork

Choosing the right proteins can improve the mouthfeel of vegetarian sausages more

Resin secreted by a damaged conifer.

Researchers develop a highly sensitive novel technique capable of detecting chiral molecules within complex gas mixtures more

Chemical triad forms seeds for clouds

Synergistic particle formation in the upper troposphere by nitric acid, sulfuric acid and ammonia more

Dust catchers: Biological crusts influence the climate

A surface layer of bacteria, fungi and lichen amongst others reduces the amount of dust stirred up into the atmosphere more

Reconstruction of a central [Fe]-Hydrogenase Metallocofactor in a test tube

Researchers have reached a new step towards the use of hydrogen biocatalysts more

Eleni Dovrou about climate pioneer Eunice Newton Foote

Eleni Dovrou from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, about 19th century amateur scientist and women's campaigner Eunice Newton Foote more

Small “snowflakes” in the sea play a big role

New findings from scientists of Bremen will aid in the further development of biogeochemical models that include the marine nitrogen cycle more

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Enhanced ocean oxygenation during Cenozoic warm periods

Earth’s past warm periods witnessed the shrinkage of the open ocean’s oxygen-deficient zones. more

Computer modelling of the OH reactivity (left) and OH concentration (right) around human bodies in a typical indoor situation while people sitting around a table. 

People generate their own oxidation field and change the indoor air chemistry around them more

A sausage on a fork

Choosing the right proteins can improve the mouthfeel of vegetarian sausages more

Resin secreted by a damaged conifer.

Researchers develop a highly sensitive novel technique capable of detecting chiral molecules within complex gas mixtures more

Dust catchers: Biological crusts influence the climate

A surface layer of bacteria, fungi and lichen amongst others reduces the amount of dust stirred up into the atmosphere more

Small “snowflakes” in the sea play a big role

New findings from scientists of Bremen will aid in the further development of biogeochemical models that include the marine nitrogen cycle more

Air pollution as co-factor of Covid-19 mortality

Study estimates 15 percent of Covid-19 deaths worldwide could be attributed to air pollution more

Bluesky examines the atmosphere during the Coronavirus lockdown

Two research aircraft investigate reduced concentrations of pollutants in the air more

Air pollution is one of the world's most dangerous health risks

Researchers calculate that the effects of air pollution shorten the lives of people around the world by an average of almost three years more

Rapid global shift to renewable energies can save millions of lives

Fossil energy is the main source of air pollution and related health burdens more

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“Global warming doesn’t stop when the emissions stop”

Thorsten Mauritsen from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology has worked out how much time we have left to reach the Paris climate goal more

The irresistible fragrance of dying vinegar flies

Bacterial pathogens cause infected flies to produce more sex pheromones and so expand their deadly reach more

Plastics: not simply garbage

Plastics are accumulating in increasingly large quantities in the oceans but are difficult to replace due to the advantages they offer more

The curse of durability

Can microorganisms help combat the vast amounts of plastic being disposed of in the sea? more

Amazon rain helps make more rain

In the Amazon region, downdrafts bring aerosol particles from higher altitudes to the atmospheric layer where clouds form. more

Suspense in the movie theatre air

Cinemagoers' exhaled breath reveals the scene that is playing more

Plants defend their territory with toxic substances

Plant toxins block histone deacetylases of neighboring plants and influence their growth negatively more

Modified enzymes enable efficient hydrogen production more

At the methane source of plants

Plants produce greenhouse gas from the amino acid methionine more

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