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May 26, 2017

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May 26, 2017

Effective Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems

May 24, 2017 — Despite having increased human wellbeing in the past, intense modifications by multiple and interacting pressures have degraded ecosystems and the sustainability of their goods and services. For ... read more

Fuel from the Air Technology Provides a Path to New Business for OPEC Countries

May 24, 2017 — Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the ... read more

Green Fleet Technology

May 16, 2017 — New research addresses the impact delivery trucks have on the environment by providing green solutions that keep costs down without sacrificing ... read more

Public Divides Over Environmental Regulation and Energy Policy

May 16, 2017 — A 54 percent majority of US adults believe that 'government regulations are necessary to encourage businesses and consumers to rely more on renewable energy sources,' while 38 percent ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Cultural ecosystem services reflect physical and cognitive interactions between humans and nature, and are increasingly recognized for providing experiences, capabilities and many other benefits to ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Farming crickets for human consumption is less of a burden on the environment than other livestock production systems according to a new study. Results suggest that insect farming systems can be ... read more

Installing Solar to Combat National Security Risks in the Power Grid

May 8, 2017 — Power grid vulnerabilities are one of the most prevalent national security threats. The technical community calls for building up grid resiliency using distributed energy and microgrids for ... read more

Policies to Curb Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Could Yield Major Health Benefits

May 4, 2017 — A commitment to reducing global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane and black carbon could slow global warming while boosting public health and agricultural yields, ... read more

New Self-Sustained Multi-Sensor Platform for Environmental Monitoring

May 4, 2017 — A research team has engineered a self-sustaining sensor platform to continuously monitor the surrounding environment without having an external power ... read more

First EPA-Approved Outdoor Field Trial for Genetically Engineered Algae

May 4, 2017 — Scientists have successfully completed the first outdoor field trial sanctioned by the US Environmental Protection Agency for genetically engineered algae. The researchers tested a genetically ... read more

Marine Conservation Must Consider Human Rights

May 3, 2017 — Ocean conservation is essential for protecting the marine environment and safeguarding the resources that people rely on for livelihoods and food security. But there are many documented cases where ... read more

Nickel: A Greener Route to Fatty Acids

May 3, 2017 — Chemists designed a nickel catalyst that easily transforms petroleum feedstocks into valuable compounds like fatty acids. The process is environmentally friendly: not only it works at room ... read more

May 1, 2017 — Understanding how cities develop at the neighborhood level is key to promoting equitable, sustainable ... read more

Environment-Friendly Textiles from Cellulose

Apr. 27, 2017 — Cellulose is produced from pine and fir and can be a future environment-friendly textile fiber, according to a study of cellulose ... read more

Urban Water Atlas for Europe: 360° View on Water Management in Cities

Apr. 27, 2017 — On 27 April 2017, the European Commission published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe. The publication – the first of its kind – shows how different water management choices, as well as other ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists used images from satellites and flyovers to count the number of small boats, or pangas, to find that fishing in Gulf of California, which separates Baja California and mainland Mexico, is ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are not in better environmental shape than the rest of the ... read more

Modeling Reveals How Policy Affects Adoption of Solar Energy Photovoltaics in California

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers inspired by efforts to promote green energy, are exploring the factors driving commercial customers in Southern California, both large and small, to purchase and install solar ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Synthetic rubber and plastics -- used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products -- are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those ... read more

Towards a Liveable Future

Apr. 21, 2017 — Humans have influenced nature since as early as the Ice Age, and over the past century our impact has become even greater with our many new technologies and a growing world population. Researchers ... read more

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