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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Improving Prognoses for a Sustainable Future

Jan. 23, 2017 — Whether it's electric automobiles, renewable energy, carbon tax or sustainable consumption, sustainable development requires strategies that meet people's needs without harming the ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Scientists and policymakers rely on complex computer simulations called Integrated Assessment Models to figure out how to address climate change. But these models need tinkering to make them more ... read more

Composite Material for Water Purification

Jan. 13, 2017 — Fresh, clean water coming directly from the tap is a true luxury. In developing countries, people often have no choice but to use a contaminated river for drinking water. Water filters can help by ... read more

Species Diversity Reduces Chances of Crop Failure in Algal Biofuel Systems

Jan. 9, 2017 — When growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a new ... 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. 22, 2016 — Using a novel approach involving a key enzyme that helps regulate global nitrogen, molecular biologists have discovered an effective way to convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide that can be ... 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. 19, 2016 — A new study that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup efforts and target pollution prevention. Researchers found that nearly 10,000 ... 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. 8, 2016 — Evolution is working hard to rescue some urban fish from a lethal, human-altered environment, according to a study. Atlantic killifish living in four polluted East Coast estuaries have adapted to ... 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

Nov. 21, 2016 — Cement manufacturing is among the most carbon-intensive industrial processes, but an international team of researchers has found that over time, the widely used building material reabsorbs much of ... 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

Breakthrough Offers Greater Understanding of Safe Radioactive Waste Disposal

Nov. 18, 2016 — A group of scientists has completed research into radioactively contaminated material to gain further understanding around the issue, crucial for the safe and more efficient completion of future ... read more

Nov. 18, 2016 — Polluted city air has now been identified as a possible means of transmission for resistant bacteria. Researchers have shown that air samples from Beijing contain DNA from genes that make bacteria ... read more

Indonesian Fires Exposed 69 Million to 'Killer Haze'

Nov. 16, 2016 — Wildfires in Indonesia and Borneo exposed 69 million people to unhealthy air pollution, new research has ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Land-based pollutants, such as fertilizers and chemicals in wastewater, infiltrate into the groundwaters beneath land and eventually exit into nearshore ecosystems as submarine groundwater discharge ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — With energy conservation expected to play a growing role in managing global demand, materials and methods that make better use of existing sources of energy have become increasingly important. ... read more

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