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Making Chemistry Greener

Apr. 21, 2015 — Chemists are working to develop “greener” processes for discovering, developing and manufacturing medicines and other molecules with therapeutic potential, as well as compounds used in biomedical ... read more

Bioasphalt: From Microalgae to 'Green Roads? '

Apr. 20, 2015 — Microalgae offer a highly promising alternative to petroleum products without competing for resources used in the food industry. They have now been used for the first time to make asphalt. ... read more

Seafood Samples Had No Elevated Contaminant Levels from Oil Spill, Study Shows

Apr. 17, 2015 — Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, many people were concerned that seafood was contaminated by either the oil or dispersants used to keep the oil from washing ashore. A new study ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Researchers have determined the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine organisms such as oysters, conch, shrimp, corals as well as marine plankton (microalgae or phytoplankton, rotifers ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — A group of engineers have created technology to recover and purify, either seawater or wastewater from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, regardless of the content ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new way to use plant oils like olive and linseed oil to create polyurethane, a plastic material used in everything from foam insulation panels to tires, hoses and ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A mesh with a high-tech coating captures oil while water passes right through. With further development of this technology, the researchers say, "you could potentially catch an oil spill with a ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Scientists focused on producing biofuels more efficiently have a new powerful dataset to help them study the DNA of microbes that fuel bioconversion and other ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Tampons may not be an obvious scientific tool, but engineers have been using them to identify where waste water from baths, washing machines, sinks and showers is polluting our rivers and ... read more

Nuclear Waste: Bury Nuclear Waste Down a Very Deep Hole, Say Scientists

Apr. 14, 2015 — Technologies that will enable nuclear waste to be sealed 5 km below the Earth's surface could provide a safer, cheaper and more viable alternative for disposing of high level nuclear ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Through the laws of physics and application of a mathematical model of fluid mechanics, a new software calculates when an irregularity occurs on site of a gas, oil or water pipe. The software is ... read more

Combined Sewer Systems Lead to Risk of Illness After Heavy Rains

Apr. 10, 2015 — Consumers whose drinking water can be contaminated by the release of untreated wastewater after heavy rains face increased risk for gastrointestinal illness, according to a report. Many older cities ... read more

How Unwanted CDs and DVDs Could Help Cut Carbon Emissions

Apr. 8, 2015 — Now that most consumers download and stream their movies and music, more and more CDs and DVDs will end up in landfills or be recycled. But soon these discarded discs could take on a different role: ... read more

Natural Oil Dispersion Mechanism Found for Deep-Ocean Blowout

Apr. 2, 2015 — A first-of-its-kind study observed how oil droplets are formed and measured their size under high pressure. They further simulated how the atomized oil spewing from the Macondo well reached the ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, scientists found they could grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Diminishing or eliminating of waste is the main advantage of implementing sustainable development in business. It enables recycling, efficient usage of natural resources, allows businesses to save ... read more

Widespread Agricultural Contaminant Impacts Fish Reproductive Behavior

Apr. 1, 2015 — A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviors of fish at a very low concentration in waterways – with potentially serious ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — A team of researchers is studying possible links between reported hauntings and indoor air quality. It is known that some fungi, such as rye ergot fungus, may cause severe psychosis in ... read more

How to Make a Profit from Rotting Garbage

Mar. 31, 2015 — Landfills can make a profit from all their rotting waste and a new patent explains exactly how to make the most out of the stinky garbage sites. Decomposing trash produces methane, a landfill gas ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research. A new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, ... read more

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