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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017 — Technology known as "CatLignin" has been created to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol compounds in wood adhesives that are ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A recent study helps describe how uranium cycles through the environment at former uranium mining sites and why it can be difficult to ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — A highly toxic form of mercury could jump by 300 to 600 percent in zooplankton – tiny animals at the base of the marine food chain – if land runoff increases by 15 to 30 percent, according to a ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Researchers have found engineered floating wetlands show promise for water ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Scientists have developed inexpensive, oxidized carbon particles that extract radioactive metals from water. They said their materials may help purify contaminated waters stored after the Fukushima ... read more

Surf and Earth: How Prawn Shopping Bags Could Save the Planet

Jan. 10, 2017 — Bioengineers are trialing how to use shrimp shells to make biodegradable shopping bags, as a ‘green’ alternative to oil-based plastic, and as a new food packaging material to extend product shelf ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a new type of cooperative photosynthesis that could be used in engineering microbial communities for waste treatment and bioenergy ... read more

Worries About Food Waste Appear to Vanish When Diners Know Scraps Go to Compost

Jan. 3, 2017 — Diners waste far less food when they're schooled on the harm their leftovers can inflict on the environment. But if they know the food is going to be composted instead of dumped in a landfill, ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — Hydraulic fracturing has boosted US energy production while coming under scrutiny for its potential environmental impacts, mostly related to the wastewater the method generates. Now, a report takes a ... read more

Chemistry Research Breakthrough That Could Improve Nuclear Waste Recycling Technologies

Dec. 21, 2016 — Researchers have taken a major step forward by describing the quantitative modelling of the electronic structure of a family of uranium nitride compounds – a process that could in the future help ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Oil spills could be cleaned up in the icy, rough waters of the Arctic with a chemically modified sawdust material that absorbs up to five times its weight in oil and stays afloat for at least four ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Pressure, temperature and fluid composition play an important role in the amount of metals and other chemicals found in wastewaters from hydraulically fractured gas reservoirs, according to ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — Researchers found the thermal tolerance of Chinook salmon embryos in the Sacramento River is much lower than expected from laboratory studies. Exploring the cause of this discrepancy led to new ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — The planet's technosphere now weighs some 30 trillion tons -- a mass of more than 50 kilos for every square meter of the Earth's surface, report investigators. Additionally, the numbers of ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Somewhere between Earth's creation and where we are today, scientists have demonstrated that some early life forms existed just fine without any oxygen. The 2.52 billion-year-old ... read more

Toxic 'Marine Snow' Can Sink Quickly, Persist at Ocean Depths

Nov. 28, 2016 — A specific neurotoxin can persist and accumulate in “marine snow” formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia, and this marine snow can reach significant depths quickly, report ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss is revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands where the coastline was most heavily coated with oil during the 2010 BP ... read more

What Happens to Oil After a Spill?

Nov. 22, 2016 — Very little is known about what happens to oil in the ocean after an oil spill and what happens to it once a chemical dispersant has been applied. New research summarizes what is known and what ... read more

Cement Materials Are an Overlooked and Substantial Carbon 'Sink'

Nov. 21, 2016 — A new study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that cement structures are a substantial but overlooked absorber of carbon emissions – offsetting some of those emitted during cement ... read more

Nov. 18, 2016 — Lake Champlain may be more susceptible to damage from climate change than was previously understood, researchers have found Therefore, they say, the rules created by the EPA to protect the lake may ... read more

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