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California Gas Well Blowout Caused Nation's Largest Methane Release, Study Finds

The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout released more than 100 000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the well was finally plugged Feb 11 according to the first study of the event ... - Read More

Oxygen-starved oceans held back life's recovery after the 'Great Dying'

Stanford scientists have found that chronically low levels of oxygen throughout the oceans hampered the recovery of life after the Permian Triassic extinction the most catastrophic die off in our planet's history Also known as ... - Read More

Humans settled, set fire to Madagascar's forests 1,000 years ago

There's no question that our species has had a dramatic impact on the planet's physical environment particularly over the last few centuries with the rise of modern industry transportation and infrastructure But as new research ... - Read More

Sound of deep-water animal migration revealed

New research finds there is a distinct sound coming from a massive community of fish shrimp jellies and squid as they travel up and down from the depths of the ocean to the water's surface ... - Read More

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk

Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six according to new UBC research Our study results highlight the danger ... - Read More

Carbon Dioxide Captured From Air Converted Directly to Methanol Fuel for the First Time

Released 3 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Southern California USC Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of American Chemical SocietyFeb 6 2016 They're making ... - Read More

Commercial Sea Salt Samples Purchased in China Contaminated with Microplastics

Released 11 Nov 2015 11 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Environmental Science & amp TechnologyNov ... - Read More

Diamonds May Not Be So Rare As Once Thought

Released 3 Nov 2015 12 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Johns Hopkins University more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature Communications Nov 2015 DE FG ... - Read More

The Importance of Hydration

Released 28 Aug 2015 11 05 AM EDTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Chemical Physics Letters ... - Read More

New Technology Can Expand LED Lighting, Cutting Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

and developed an easy procedure to make the compound with high yield ” Experiments with some materials have shown that the team’s technology can cut LED costs by as much as 90 percent from current ... - Read More

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Graphene Researchers Create "Superheated" Water That Can Corrode Diamonds

Released 3 11 2013 5 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Mar 11 2013 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor ...

Gentle pasteurization of milk – with microwaves
Microwaves, Milk

In the EU funded project MicroMilk European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB have developed a novel method for pasteurization of milk with microwaves The system preserves the valuable components ...

Ultrasound ‘Making Waves’ for Enhancing Biofuel Production

All chefs know that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in ...

Researchers "Fish New Pond" for Antibiotics

Released 10 11 2013 9 35 AM EDTEmbargo expired 10 13 2013 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom McMaster University more news from this source Oct 15 2013 Hamilton ON Oct 13 2013 Researchers at McMaster ...

Warming since 1950s partly caused by El Niño
Ocean, Ocean

A natural shift to stronger warm El Niño events in the Pacific Ocean might be responsible for a substantial portion of the global warming recorded during the past 50 years according to new research at ...

Geochemistry survey at Chatham Rise reveals absence of modern day greenhouse gas emissions
Gas, Geochemistry, Emissions

Geochemistry analysis conducted by the U S Naval Research Laboratory of fossil sediment injection structures off the New Zealand coast in February and March reveal no presence of modern day expulsions of methane gas a ...

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Eliminating Water-Borne Bacteria with Pages From the Drinkable Book(tm) Could Save Lives

no picprimarily among children While studying the material properties of paper as a graduate student Theresa Dankovich Ph D discovered and developed an inexpensive simple and easily transportable nanotechnology based method to purify drinking water She ... - Read More

Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

no picCarbon held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change according to a Florida State University ... - Read More

Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils

no picWhile climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change picture University of ... - Read More

Diabetes drug found in freshwater is a potential cause of intersex fish

no picA medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide has been shown to cause intersex in fish male fish that produce eggs A study by Rebecca Klaper at ... - Read More

Engineers purify sea and wastewater in 2.5 minutes

no picA group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify either seawater or wastewater from households hotels hospitals commercial and industrial facilities regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms ... - Read More

Nuclear Chemistry

Down the rabbit hole: How electrons travel through exotic new material

Researchers at Princeton University have observed a bizarre behavior in a strange new crystal that could hold the key for future electronic technologies Unlike most materials in which electrons travel on the surface in these ...

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