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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Capitalize on 'Life Transitions' to Instill Better Environmental Behaviors

Jan. 27, 2016 — House moves or a change of job provide an idea 'window of opportunity' to promote more sustainable behaviors, according to a new psychology ... read more

Why Do Some Fish Thrive in Oil-Polluted Water?

Jan. 26, 2016 — Scientists thought guppies in Northern Trinidad could be a rare example of adaptation to crude oil pollution. But they found something ... read more

From Poop to Power

Jan. 13, 2016 — What happens after you flush the toilet is becoming a big deal. In a new article, researchers propose a paradigm-shifting change in the treatment of wastewater, a shift they say could have a dramatic ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Efforts to find alternative sources of energy has more and more municipalities looking at biogas facilities designed to recycle food waste. But encouraging people to work harder to cut food waste ... read more

Intelligent Sensors That Map out Presence of Chemical Pollutants in the Sea

Jan. 11, 2016 — Newly developed sensors not only detect pollutants in very small quantities, but also work to establish the exact size and location of the polluted area, say researchers, adding that their use is ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — The Paris climate summit ended last year with landmark national commitments for greenhouse gas reductions, but much of the hard work of reducing emissions will fall on cities to change their ... read more

Waste Less at Home

Jan. 5, 2016 — Consumer food waste carries the highest environmental impact compared to losses earlier in the food chain, and it is no longer a problem concentrated only in higher income countries. How can ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — One researcher is concerned that there's more to the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than the misuse of common medications. A senior research ecologist, this scientist believes ... read more

Scientists Call for Reduction in Plastic Lab Waste

Dec. 23, 2015 — Scientists estimate that bio scientific research is responsible for 1.8 per cent of total global plastic production, waste which weighs the equivalent of 67 cruise ships a ... read more

Radioactive Matter Migrates More Quickly Through Fractured Carbonate Rock

Dec. 18, 2015 — A new study has determined the impact of intrinsic colloid formation on increased migration of leaked radioactive materials in the environment. Colloids are microscopic inorganic or organic solids ... read more

New Model More Accurately Tracks Gases for Underground Nuclear Explosion Detection

Dec. 17, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new, more thorough method for detecting underground nuclear explosions (UNEs) by coupling two fundamental elements -- seismic models with gas-flow models -- to create a ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — A new study confirms that composting food scraps is better than throwing them away, and also calculates the environmental benefits associated with keeping these organic materials out of ... read more

Greywater Reuse for Irrigation Is Safe, Study Shows

Dec. 16, 2015 — There was no additional incidence of gastroenteritis or water-related diseases caused by use of treated greywater in gardens, even when compared to tap water and other irrigation water sources, ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — The production of hazardous wastewater in hydraulic fracturing is assumed to be partly due to chemicals introduced into injected freshwater when it mixes with highly saline brine naturally present in ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — West Virginia could become one of the country’s significant sources for rare earth elements, the “vitamins of modern industry,” without the expense or environmental cost of opening new mines, ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — Tropical groundwater may prove to be a climate-resilient source of freshwater in the tropics as intense rainfall favors the replenishment of these resources, according to a new ... read more

Quick Clean-Up: New Process Turns Decades Into Hours for Mining-Water Purification

Dec. 10, 2015 — Cleaning up the water left over from mining operations can literally take generations -- 25 to 50 years on average -- leaving billions of gallons of the precious resource locked up and useless. Now, ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — The water supply of the Colorado River basin, one of the most important sources for water in the southwestern United States, is influenced more by wet-dry periods than by human use, which has been ... read more

Minerals from Papua New Guinea Hold Secret for Recycling of Noble Gases

Dec. 10, 2015 — A new study brings insight to how atmospheric noble gases, in particular argon and neon, cycle from the surface to the Earth's mantle, and back to the surface ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — Every city has abandoned industrial sites. Encouraging life to return to these barren areas is a challenge. It requires a healthy topsoil for plants and animals to flourish. Cities, with their ... read more

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