Researchers investigate the role of flies in pollination in plants using a new method that uses a “biodegradable carbon dioxide gas which is released when dead insects are disturbed”
The team also used a carbon dioxide gas which causes “an instant green death within 2 hours when the insect dies, and this rapid onset of death is responsible for the rapid decay of the insect corpse”
The researchers tested their theory in real environments to find out whether the same phenomenon could occur at the nano scale. They found that carbon dioxide has a “coercive effect on the dead insects which then die by producing toxic fumes that act as a catalyst for decomposition.” The team found that insects that died within 90 minutes of death were unable to survive for a day after exposure to carbon dioxide.
The carbon dioxide has not yet been tested for human exposure. But the findings have implications that could be significant. As soon as carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere, the carbon dioxide gas rapidly kills and “leaves a large and long lasting carbon fo? ???otprint. The carbon dioxide carbon dioxide can be emitted through burning fossil fuels like coal, gas, and oil, or it may be released in the form of greenhouse gases like nitrous oxide or carbon dioxide in water,” explained study co-author Robert Blumberg. Carb????on dioxide is not a pollutant and the researchers acknowledge that it might hav?? ???e a negative effect on ecosystems, but said it’s important that it is not harmful to plants in the future.
Adelaide fire heroes awarded for bravery in heat??????wave in Adelaide – MarSM ???ch 29, 2017
AUSTRALIA — A group of firefighters have been awarded $500,000 for their actions in a deadly fire in Adelaide on Monday morning.
The fire broke out on the roof of a home and ripped through the home’s roofing system. It destroyed the three-storey house.
Emergency services were called to the fire by a neighbour who was trying to save the house from burning.
Three firefighters from the fire department were on site to help contain the blaze but were forced out by the smoke.
Police say this is a “very dangerous situation”, according to ABC news.
Watch the first clip from the ABC news report
The department of public works says the fire broke out after a neighbor called to check on the home for any broken windows after the previous blaze had burned through the roof.
Three firefighters arrived on scene to rescue those on the roof and the fire was put out in minutes.
The $500,000 was announced in a statement by Mayor Andrew Stokes on Tuesday morning.
“The city and the fire service are deeply saddened to hear this sad news and hope it leads to a swift resolution for everyone involved and the residents,” the statement read.
Two firefighters who were on the scene at the time received medical treatment after the blaze, Adelaide fire spokesman Michael Nevin told the ABC.
Firefighter Andrew Ritchie was also injured after trying to help. His condition had been upgraded, and he was listed in serious condition today, Nevin said.
“It was a very, very brave and skilled fire, because that’s what they do, very strong, fast fire departments like the Adelaide Fire and Rescue Service,” Mr Nevin said.
“These guys are firefighters. They’re going to get killed and maimed in these fires.”
One firefighter is also in serious condition in hospital this morning, Mr Nevin said.
Police would not reveal the names of the two firefighters because their injuries had yet to be confirmed.
A spokesman for Adelaide Fire Brigade said emergency services would attend the home and would attempt to put out the flames.
“That’s pretty much all I’m going to say in terms of police presence at this point??? ???,” Insp Brett McComber said.
“We are working with the local fire brigade, with the AGL, and will assist the Australian Building and Construction Commission and the fire service.”
Ravensthorpe farmer loses hand in machinery accident
A farmer has been left with a fractured hand after losing it during a freak accident.
Gordie Griffiths, 70, was walking in Glenelg when he heard a thud at 5:00pm.
“I got to my feet, I opened my door and I saw ?????one of my hands with its head sticking out of the wall,” he said.
“It hit my car window, my foot was in a cast. I was pretty worried.
“Then I looked up and realised that my hands were really smashed.”
Mr Griffiths, from Glenelg, was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he spent more than two hours in intensive care.
He had the metal saw cut off his hand when his right leg bent over, causing it to slip down to the ground.
“It got caught in????? a tree and broke away,” he said.
“I was a little bit confused – what had happened?????? Why had I fallen off a tree?
“I didn’t think it was possible that it could be so easily caused.
“We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Topics: accidents, human-interest, rural, sydney-2000
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