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May 26, 2015 — Scientists have developed an environment friendly version of building concrete called green-mix ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Wind turbines deliver environmentally friendly electricity. Yet the fiber-reinforced plastics often used in very large rotor blades are almost impossible to recycle. Not so with steel blades: since ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Researchers have obtained biochar using manure waste, a new material that can improve soil properties and increase crop yields. The results suggest an optimal solution to manage the manure from ... read more

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

Apr. 25, 2015 — Opening a faucet for a minute to wash our hands wastes about seven liters of water down the drain. Researchers have now developed a system called Smart Recollection that reuses greywater and saves up ... read more

Recycling Aluminium, One Can at a Time

Apr. 30, 2015 — Producing pure aluminium from ore accounts for as much as 1 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Recycling is the best way to reduce that carbon footprint – but manufacturers and ... read more

How 'Time Is Money' Thinking Can Hurt the Environment

Apr. 24, 2015 — Thinking 'time is money' can be a barrier for people to act in environmentally friendly ways, even for tasks like recycling that take mere seconds, according to ... read more

No Quick Fixes for Developing World's Solid Waste Management Crisis

Apr. 29, 2015 — As the world population, economy and consumption grows, a complex and multi-dimensional approach is needed to manage a rising tide of solid waste, researchers say. The developing world’s ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Geoscientists analyzed soil contamination through melt waters at airports. They found that de-icing agents like propylene glycol and potassium formate have a negative impact on groundwater quality ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Several species of fish — including the peppered chub and the plains minnow — were found to be severely declining in the Great Plains. A new article documents a reduction in water flow in Great ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A Cooper's hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — For a generation motivated by technology and fast-moving information, a professor has created an energy-tracking app to make reducing day-to-day energy usage more ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — More American homes could be powered by the Earth's natural underground heat with a nontoxic fluid that could cut in half the amount of water needed for a new power generation method called ... 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

Fish Type, Body Size Can Help Predict Nutrient Recycling Rates

Apr. 16, 2015 — The nutrients excreted by fish in their 'pee' may be critical to the health of coastal ecosystems. But knowing whether generalizations can be made about how to predict these nutrient levels ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people and destroying nearly $3 billion worth of property. While the country is still recovering from the storm, ... 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

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

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