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April 30, 2017

Degradable Electronic Components Created from Corn Starch

Apr. 19, 2017 — As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental problem, researchers have modified a ... read more

Membranes to Remove Viruses from Drinking Water

Apr. 19, 2017 — The 'zwitterionic polymer hydrogel' repels the viruses from approaching and passing through the membrane. It contains both positive and negative charges and improves efficiency by weakening ... read more

How Campuses Can Measure Their Nitrogen Footprints

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new groundbreaking initiative helps researchers to measure and reduce the nitrogen footprint left behind by campus activities like food waste and energy consumption. The publication outlines ... read more

Anticipating Hazards from Fracking-Induced Earthquakes in Canada and US

Apr. 12, 2017 — As hydraulic fracturing operations expand in Canada and in some parts of the United States, researchers are taking a closer look at ways to minimize hazards from the earthquakes triggered by those ... read more

Using Tropical Microbes to Improve the Environment

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers are harnessing properties in tropical microbes to address a variety of environmental, agricultural and aquacultural ... read more

New Breed of Supermolecule 'Hunts Down' Harmful Drugs and Removes Them from Water

Apr. 10, 2017 — Researchers have found an effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from ... read more

Americans Used More Clean Energy in 2016

Apr. 10, 2017 — Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Overall, energy consumption was nearly ... read more

New Breed of Supermolecule 'Hunts Down' Harmful Drugs, Removes Them from Water

Apr. 10, 2017 — An effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from water has been discovered by a team of ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Debris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites in Colombia, ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — A new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) has been invented by scientists. This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable utilization of ... read more

Catch Shares Slow the 'Race to Fish'

Apr. 5, 2017 — A detailed analysis of 39 US fisheries shows that catch share programs slow the 'race to fish,' reducing costs and occupational hazards for fishermen, improving product quality, and ... read more

Nitrogen, Phosphorus from Fertilizers and Pet Waste Polluting Urban Water

Apr. 5, 2017 — New research points to lawn fertilizers and pet waste as the dominant sources of nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants in seven sub-watersheds of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul, ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that's not the only thing that the melting ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering the world's oceans. Now, an organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are developing a process to reuse certain plastics, ... read more

'Peeling the Onion' to Get Rid of Odors Near Wastewater Treatment Plants

Apr. 2, 2017 — Nuisance smells from sewage and wastewater treatment facilities are a worldwide problem. Finding and eliminating the sources of such unpleasant odors can be difficult. However, scientists have now ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Research on Prochlorococcus, the most abundant life form in the oceans, shows the bacterium's metabolism evolved in a way that may have helped trigger the rise of other organisms, to form a more ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have published a study in which they analyze beachrocks, cemented sand formations that have industrial waste, produced as a result of metallurgical activities, trapped inside them. These ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research could fundamentally reshape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during wastewater clean-up. The discovery has upended a ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Tests of a novel technology that can accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of oil ... read more

'Super Sponge' Promises Effective Toxic Clean-Up of Lakes and More

Mar. 22, 2017 — Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem scientists have created a sponge that can absorb mercury from a ... read more

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