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May 24, 2016

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May 16, 2016 — Methane comes from various sources, like landfills, bacterial processes in water, cattle and fracking. In testing methane sources at three national sites, geologists found no evidence fracking ... read more

May 16, 2016 — New technology for cleaning oil from lakes is best suited for lakes with thick sediments: stony, clay or sandy bottom, report scienitsts. This method allows cleaning both sediments and water and ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Researchers have microwaved composite materials of graphene nanoribbons and thermoset polymers to dramatically reinforce ... read more

Environmental Impacts of Demand-Side Technologies, Strategies for Carbon Mitigation

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new article aims to advance our understanding of life cycle environmental and natural resource implications of energy efficiency ... read more

Recovering Energy from Power Plants

Apr. 27, 2016 — Researchers are harnessing the energy of moving seawater that is being used to cool a power plant in ... read more

New Tool Calculates Economic Costs of Methane Leak Detection

Apr. 20, 2016 — The 'virtual gas field simulator' calculates the economic costs of different technologies for plugging and repairing leaky natural gas wells. In recent years, there has been a growing ... read more

Improving Carbon Dioxide Storage Using Hospital Scanner

Apr. 20, 2016 — PET scanning is an effective tool for improved oil production and carbon dioxide storage, new research shows. PET scans are well known from the health service and the researchers were investigating ... read more

New Studies Highlight Energy Development's Impact on Birds

Apr. 20, 2016 — A special collection of open access articles has been published, highlighting the impact that energy development is having on North America's bird ... read more

Americans Used Less Energy in 2015 According to Analysis

Apr. 19, 2016 — Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Among the results, residential natural gas consumption fell by 0.5 quads in 2015 ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Liquid water is a very good heat storage medium -- anyone with a Thermos bottle knows that. However, as soon as water boils or freezes, its storage capacity drops precipitously. Physicists have now ... read more

SteamBio Enabling Sustainable Carbon for Industry

Apr. 18, 2016 — To create a more secure and sustainable future we need to use carbon from nature: “biocarbon”; using it to create biodegradable bioplastics, other biochemicals and for renewable energy generation ... read more

Using Methane Rather Than Flaring It

Apr. 14, 2016 — Chemists have found a new, direct way to convert gaseous methane into liquid methanol. This offers industry the interesting prospect of using the gas, rather than simply burning it off, as is ... read more

Transparency Is Not a Panacea for the Resource Curse, New Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2016 — Global campaigns such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to bring more transparency to the oil and gas sectors in an effort to alleviate the resource curse have yet to live ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A successful new simulation method for characterizing carbon dioxide transfer and storage in natural rock reservoirs has been developed by researchers. The team scanned rocks with X-ray microcomputed ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — The level of oxygen in a coal ash disposal site can greatly affect how much toxic selenium and arsenic can be leached from the system, report scientists at the conclusion of their ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Palm oil is not a polymer; but through chemical reactions it can be converted to intermediates with different functional groups that could interact with other monomers, either through condensation ... read more

New Microwave Synthesis Technique Produces More-Affordable Hydrogen

Apr. 8, 2016 — Scientists create a molybdenum-based material that could be a low-cost alternative to platinum for splitting water to make hydrogen ... read more

Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal May Harm West Virginia Waterways

Apr. 7, 2016 — Unconventional oil and gas operations combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' to release natural gas and oil from underground rock. Studies have centered on ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new phenomenon in the field of gas-solid interactions: the so-called Negative Gas Adsorption ... read more

So Long Lithium, Hello Bacteria Batteries?

Apr. 6, 2016 — As renewable energy sources grow, so does the demand for new ways to store the resulting energy at low-cost and in environmentally friendly ways. Now scientists report a first-of-its-kind development ... read more

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