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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

How Are Beaches Restored?

July 15, 2016 — Erosion and human activities challenge beach ecosystems, say researchers. A new article explains how damage to the coastline can be ... 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

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

Estuaries Like Chesapeake Bay Could Contribute More to Global Warming Than Once Thought

June 21, 2016 — Estuaries and coastal systems are thought to be a relatively small source of atmospheric methane, as little as 3 percent. However, a new study has found that the methane building up in the Chesapeake ... 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

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

Researchers Calculate Groundwater Levels from Satellite Data

June 9, 2016 — A new computer algorithm that can "fill in" underground water levels in areas where quality data is not available could lead to improved models of groundwater flow in regions where pumping ... read more

June 8, 2016 — A new analysis of a group of bacteria called Streptomyces reveals the way some strains of the microbe developed advanced abilities to tear up cellulose, and points out more efficient ways we might ... 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

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 4, 2016 — Phosphorus is a crucial nutrient regularly applied to crops such as corn and soybeans to help them grow efficiently. However, excess phosphorus can be carried by rainwater runoff into lakes and ... 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

May 31, 2016 — Scientists are harnessing advanced fiber-sensor technologies to increase productivity and process safety in the waste oil recycling ... read more

Turning Human Waste Into Next Generation Biofuel

May 31, 2016 — Researchers have found a new way to convert human waste into renewable energy ... read more

May 27, 2016 — The first comprehensive study of the content of rare earth elements in coal ashes from the United States shows that coal originating from the Appalachian Mountains has the highest concentrations of ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a modern, intelligent and sustainable water energy transition concept for urban areas. It will be implemented during the next three years in the city of Lünen, ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A major, decade-long study of thousands of Americans found that people living in areas with more outdoor pollution -- even at lower levels common in the United States -- accumulate deposits in the ... read more

Living Near a Landfill Could Damage Your Health

May 24, 2016 — Health is at risk for those who live within five kilometers of a landfill ... read more

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