Lincoln, Neb., April 20, 2014 -- Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. The findings by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln team of researchers cast doubt on whether corn residue can be used to meet federal mandates to ramp up ethanol production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Scientists Find Growing Consensus: Political Attitudes Derive from Body And Mind
Lincoln, Neb., July 31, 2014 -- Do people make a rational choice to be liberal or conservative? Do their mothers raise them that way? Is it a matter of genetics? Two political scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a colleague from Rice University say that neither conscious decision-making nor parental upbringing fully explain why some people lean left while others lean right.
Four New Species of Tuco-tucos Identified from Bolivia
Lincoln, Neb., July 18, 2014 -- A research team led by Scott Gardner of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has identified four new species of Ctenomys, a genus of gopher-like mammal found throughout much of South America.
Hormones Affect Voting Behavior, Nebraska Researchers Find
OMAHA, Neb. – Researchers from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Rice University have released a study that shows hormone levels can affect voter turnout. As witnessed by recent voter turnout in primary elections, participation in U.S. national elections is low, relative to other western democracies. In fact, voter turnout in biennial national elections ranges includes only 40 to 60 percent of eligible voters.
Study Examines Religious Affiliation And Social Class
Lincoln, Neb. — Younger generations are closing the social class gap between evangelical Protestants and mainline denominations, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist of religion has found. And in what appears to be an important shift in the U.S. religious landscape, a growing number of younger-generation working-class Americans are not affiliated with any particular religious denomination.
UNL Team Explores New Approach to HIV Vaccine
Lincoln, Neb., May 29, 2014 -- Using a genetically modified form of the HIV virus, a team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists has developed a promising new approach that could someday lead to a more effective HIV vaccine.
|Nitrogen Has Key Role in Estimating CO2 Emissions from Land Use Change|
By University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen – a key nutrient for plants – estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land
|Farming Carbon: Study Reveals Potent Carbon-storage Potential of Manmade Wetlands|
By American Society of Agronomy
After being drained by the millions of acres to make way for agriculture, wetlands are staging a small comeback these days on farms. Some farmers restore or construct wetlands
|Scientist: Temperate Freshwater Wetlands Are 'Forgotten' Carbon Sinks|
By Ohio State University
A new study comparing the carbon-holding power of freshwater wetlands has produced measurements suggesting that wetlands in temperate regions are more valuable as carbon sinks than current policies imply,
|Scientists Tackle the Carbon Conundrum|
By Carnegie Institution
U.S. scientists have developed a new, integrated, ten-year science plan to better understand the details of Earth's carbon cycle and people's role in it. Understanding the carbon cycle is
|Scientists Dig Deep for Carbon Solution|
By Lancaster University
Lake District grasslands could be playing an important role in the fight against global warming. Grasslands cover a vast area of the UK, forming the backbone of the
|Extreme Weather, Climate And the Carbon Cycle|
By Helmholtz Association
Extreme weather and climate events like storms, heavy precipitation and droughts and heat waves prevent the update of 3 giga-tonnes of carbon by the global vegetation. A team of
|OU Study Suggests Non-uniform Climate Warming Global|
By University of Oklahoma
A recent University of Oklahoma study of five decades of satellite data, model simulations and in situ observations suggests the impact of seasonal diurnal or daily warming varies between
|Study Finds That Residential Lawns Efflux More Carbon Dioxide Than Corn Fields|
By American Society of Agronomy
More carbon dioxide is released from residential lawns than corn fields according to a new study. And much of the difference can likely be attributed to soil temperature. The
Satellite Shows High Productivity from US Corn Belt
By NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
|College Students Lack Scientific Literacy, Study Finds|
By Michigan State University
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle – an essential skill in understanding the causes
UC Santa Cruz Study Shows How Sea Otters Can Reduce CO2 in the Atmosphere
By University of California - Santa Cruz
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