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May 24, 2017

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May 24, 2017

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 16, 2017 — Scientists have examined how salt domes behave and conclude that the U.S. Department of Energy is justified in extending the life of the Strategic Petroleum ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Researchers have found that the unusual properties of graphane -- a two-dimensional polymer of carbon and hydrogen -- could form a type of anhydrous 'bucket brigade' that transports protons ... read more

New Method for Producing Plant-Based Drinking Bottles from FDCA

May 3, 2017 — An environmentally sound and economical method has been developed for producing furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from plant sugars for the production of drinking bottles, paints and industrial resins, ... read more

Keeping Cool in the Summer Leads to Increased Air Pollution

May 3, 2017 — As the weather warms, so does the use of air conditioners. But running these devices requires power plants to ratchet up electricity production, causing air polluting emissions to rise. An analysis ... read more

More Efficient Way to Make Oil from Dead Trees

May 2, 2017 — A research team has made new headway on a solution to remove beetle-killed trees from the forest and use them to make renewable transportation fuels or high-value chemicals. The researchers have ... read more

Apr. 29, 2017 — Researchers have created a new process for producing hydrogen from ammonia with rapid initiation that requires no external heat source, giving hope for the increased global use of hydrogen as an ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Researchers have used a nanosecond pulsed electric field to extract hydrocarbons from microalgae. By using the shorter duration pulse, they were able to extract a large amount of hydrocarbons from ... 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

Stringent Exhaust Gas Tests for Cars in Europe

Apr. 26, 2017 — As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. ... read more

India's Outsized Coal Plans Would Wipe out Paris Climate Goals

Apr. 25, 2017 — India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, according to ... read more

A More Than 100% Quantum Step Toward Producing Hydrogen Fuel

Apr. 25, 2017 — Efforts to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels are advancing on various significant fronts. Initiatives include research focused on more efficient production of gaseous hydrogen fuel by using solar ... 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. 25, 2017 — A new system could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light. This advance may open the door to technologies such as microfluidic diagnostic devices whose ... read more

In-Flight, on-Demand Hydrogen Production Could Mean 'Greener' Aircraft

Apr. 24, 2017 — Technion researchers have a developed safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen on board a plane in flight. Using aluminum particles and (fresh or waste), the technology could one day help meet ... 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

Scientist's New Approach May Accelerate Design of High-Power Batteries

Apr. 21, 2017 — A model for designing novel materials used in electrical storage devices, such as car batteries and capacitors, has now been designed by researchers. This approach may dramatically accelerate ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The fossil fuel fight goes on for scientists as they develop a new method for creating reversible hydrogen storage based on methanol, with no carbon emissions, in the last major paper co-authored by ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has now been revealed by a research team. This discovery could contribute to the development of biofuels, they ... read more

Climate Change and Risk to Fossil Fuel Industry: Sustainability Train Has Left the Station

Apr. 18, 2017 — New research examines the climate-related risks facing the fossil fuel industry and conclude that the sustainability train has already well and truly left the station -- and is not coming ... read more

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