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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Jan. 26, 2016 — With microbial technology, the a research team aims to increase hydrocarbon recovery factor in extraction wells. The Technology of Hydrocarbons Recovery using Microbes uses microorganisms found in ... read more

To Clean Up Ocean Plastics Focus on Coasts, Not the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Jan. 18, 2016 — The most efficient way to clean up ocean plastics and avoid harming ecosystems is to place plastic collectors near coasts, according to a new ... 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

What Happens With the Environment When Your Car Moves?

Jan. 13, 2016 — Platinum and palladium salts readily aggregate into various clusters and give rise to a number of metal species upon a contact with water, report researchers. These findings draw attention to ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A major ocean current in the Gulf of Mexico plays an important role in sustaining Florida red tide blooms, a new study indicates. The research team suggests that the position of the Loop Current can ... read more

Acidification Affects the Ability of Bacteria to Clean Our Oceans

Jan. 12, 2016 — Marine bacteria are heavily influenced by the ongoing ocean acidification caused by human emissions of carbon ... 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

Boosting Farm Yields to Restore Habitats Could Create Greenhouse Gas 'Sink'

Jan. 4, 2016 — Study using UK data is first to show raising farm yields and reclaiming 'spared' land for woodlands and wetlands could offset greenhouse gas produced by farming to meet national target of ... 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 — By the latter half of this century, toxic algal blooms like the one that cut off drinking water to the city of Toledo in 2014 will no longer be the exception, but the norm, a study suggests. The ... 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

Natural or Humanmade Earthquakes? New Technique Can Tell the Difference

Dec. 16, 2015 — Geophysicists have shown that earthquakes resulting from wastewater injection follow several indicative patterns that are starkly different from natural ... 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

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