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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 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

July 8, 2016 — Leading scientists warn: Phosphorus pollution is a major concern. We need to speed up recovery treatments of lakes -- or accept poor freshwater quality. In a new series of studies, leading scientists ... 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

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 2, 2016 — Researchers have found that larval fish exposed to microplastic particles during development displayed changed behaviors and stunted growth which lead to greatly increased mortality rates. The ... 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 — The hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as a major force in ocean ecosystems, marine life and global ... 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

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