Intertropical Convergence Zone limits climate predictions in the tropical Atlantic

Credit: Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres The strongest climate fluctuation on time scales of a few years is the so-called El Niño phenomenon, which originates in the Pacific. A similar circulation pattern exists in the Atlantic, which scientists under the leadership of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have studied in more detail. […]

New research reveals widespread contamination, with two neurotoxic pesticides found in concentrations that far exceed accepted safe limits — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Sussex have found widespread contamination of English rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products: fipronil and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid. The concentrations found often far exceeded accepted safe limits. These chemicals are banned for agricultural use due to the adverse environmental effects, but there is minimal environmental […]