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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

July 18, 2016 — Environmental scientists can more efficiently detect genes required to convert mercury in the environment into more toxic methylmercury with new molecular ... read more

Recycled Plastic Lumber Invented

July 7, 2016 — Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives. Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Scientists have invented a new type of nanofilter that could reduce the energy needed to treat wastewater by up to five times. This breakthrough technology took about two years to develop and is now ... read more

Neural Networks to Obtain Synthetic Petroleum

July 6, 2016 — A research group has made progress in obtaining bio-oils and raw materials from biomass using its patented reactor. Biomass is one of the main sources of energy and heat in the field of renewable ... read more

Greener Method of Carbon Capture Using Waste Biomass

July 4, 2016 — Scientists have developed an innovative new green method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, chemical and other large scale manufacturing plants. Starbons, made from ... read more

Plastic Debris and Policy

June 22, 2016 — Captain Charles Moore introduced the world to the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' in the mid-1990s. Since then, there has been increasing interest from scientists, the public and policy ... read more

Chemists Find New Way to Recycle Plastic Waste Into Fuel

June 21, 2016 — A new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel has been ... read more

June 21, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new analysis method that uses magnetic fields to quickly and accurately measure the concentration of aluminum used to purify tap water. These findings can potentially be ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Researchers report on low-temperature, solution-processed, environmentally friendly inorganic solar cells made with Earth-abundant materials capable of operating with a power conversion of 6.3 ... read more

700-Year-Old West African Soil Technique Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

June 16, 2016 — A 700-year-old fertile soil technique could mitigate climate change and revolutionize farming across Africa, say researchers. They discovered that the ancient West African method of adding charcoal ... read more

Plants More Vulnerable to Nanoparticles When Parents Grown in Contaminated Soil

June 15, 2016 — Plants are more vulnerable to toxic nanoparticles if their parents were grown in contaminated soil, according to the first multi-generational study on the safety of cerium oxide nanoparticles in ... read more

Sustainability Criteria for Transport Biofuels Need Improvements

June 14, 2016 — In its Renewable Energy Directive, the European Union has set a 10% goal for the use of renewable energy in transport by 2020. Only biofuels meeting certain sustainability criteria are included in ... read more

Environmental, Health Impacts of US Health-Care System

June 9, 2016 — If the US health-care system were a country, it would rank 13th in the world for greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research. The study quantified previously unreported environmental and ... read more

Metal Exposure: Factor in Bat Population Decline

June 9, 2016 — Scientists have led the first full-scale national assessment of metal contamination in bats, showing that many bats in the UK contain levels of metals high enough to cause toxic ... read more

Pharmaceuticals in Streams May Come from Multiple Sources

June 8, 2016 — Pharmaceuticals in surface water such as lakes and streams are a growing concern. They can cause developmental and other health issues in aquatic life. Scientists have largely considered treated ... read more

Using Lake Michigan Turtles to Measure Wetland Pollution

June 7, 2016 — Decades of unregulated industrial waste dumping in areas of the Great Lakes have created a host of environmental and wildlife problems. Now it appears that Lake Michigan painted and snapping turtles ... read more

Cleaning Up Decades of Phosphorus Pollution in Lakes

June 6, 2016 — Phosphorus is the biggest cause of water quality degradation worldwide, causing 'dead zones', toxic algal blooms, a loss of biodiversity and increased health risks for the plants, animals ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground injections composed mostly of water, but ... read more

What Happens to Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater on Cropland

June 1, 2016 — The use of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' has grown rapidly in the US over the past 15 years -- but concerns persist that the oil and gas extraction method could harm the environment ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Recycling black plastics, such as those found in car instrument panels, used to be impossible because their absorption properties made them simply invisible to typical analysis systems. But ... read more

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