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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 ... - Read More

Setting the standard for sustainable bioenergy crops

crops
Bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus and switchgrass appear to be promising resources for renewable energy but these new crops did not come with a manual on how to measure details on their sustainability impacts Jody ... - Read More

Soil may harbor answer to reducing arsenic in rice

Plant, plant
Harsh Bais and Janine Sherrier of the University of Delaware's Department of Plant and Soil Sciences are studying whether a naturally occurring soil bacterium referred to as UD1023 because it was first characterized at the ... - Read More

New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

Fuel
New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests increase salt and drought tolerance control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for ... - Read More

Amphibians living close to farm fields are more resistant to common insecticides

Insecticides
Amphibian populations living close to agricultural fields have become more resistant to a common insecticide and are actually resistant to multiple common insecticides according to two recent studies conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Amphibian ... - Read More

Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution

Fertilizer
The overuse of nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture can wreak havoc on waterways health and the environment Share This See Also Soil Types Organic Agriculture and Food Geochemistry Air Pollution Acid Rain Legume Sustainable agriculture Fertilizer ... - Read More

Source of organic matter affects Bay water quality

organic matter
Each time it rains runoff carries an earthy tea steeped from leaf litter crop residue soil and other organic materials into the storm drains and streams that feed Chesapeake Bay Share This See Also Sustainability ... - Read More

Residential lawns efflux more carbon dioxide than corn fields, study finds

More carbon dioxide is released from residential lawns than corn fields according to a new study And much of the difference can likely be attributed to soil temperature The data from researchers at Elizabethtown College ... - Read More

Fertilizer That Fizzles in a Homemade Bomb Could Save Lives Around the World

doesn’t make sense ” he said Danger to soldiers Sandia could have patented the formula but opted to waive ownership rights for humanitarian reasons “One of Sandia’s priorities is deploying the technologies that result from ... - Read More

Rivers act as 'horizontal cooling towers' for power plants, study finds

Plants, plants
Running two computer models in tandem scientists from the University of New Hampshire have detailed for the first time how thermoelectric power plants interact with climate hydrology and aquatic ecosystems throughout the northeastern U S ... - Read More

Massive amounts of charcoal enter the worlds' oceans

Oceans
Wild fire residue is washed out of the soil and transported to the sea by rivers Share This See Also Global Warming Geochemistry Forest Climate Environmental Issues Air Quality Sediment Soil science Carbon cycle Activated ... - Read More

New generation soil property maps for Africa

Properties
A new type of soil property maps for Africa has been launched by ISRIC − World Soil Information in Wageningen Netherlands The maps are freely accessible Share This See Also Geography Landslides Acid Rain Global ... - Read More

Turning algae into clean energy and fish food; helping Africans to irrigate crops

fish, crops
Could algae that feast on wastewater produce clean bio fuels and a healthful supply of fish food Can impoverished African community gardeners learn to use and maintain a simple centuries old non electric water pump ... - Read More

Carbon dioxide removal can lower costs of climate protection

Protection
Directly removing CO2 from the air has the potential to alter the costs of climate change mitigation It could allow prolonging greenhouse gas emissions from sectors like transport that are difficult thus expensive to turn ... - Read More

High Levels of Lead Detected in Rice Imported From Certain Countries

Rice imported from certain countries contains high levels of lead that could pose health risks particularly for infants and children who are especially sensitive to lead’s effects and adults of Asian heritage who consume large ... - Read More

Major Symposium on Arsenic Contamination in Food and Water Supplies

manufacturers stopped adding it to common household products ” Other speakers in the symposium focused on the ongoing problem of arsenic contamination in the 21st century Arsenic occurs naturally in elevated concentrations in the soil ... - Read More

New Evidence That Egg White Protein May Help High Blood Pressure

less than the temperatures typically used to cook eggs He cited evidence from other research however that egg whites may retain their beneficial effects on blood pressure after cooking One for instance published in the ... - Read More

Population Boom Poses Interconnected Challenges of Energy, Food, Water

we have to move the technology from the bench to the real world so that solutions see the light of day which the industry speakers in the session can address Regulatory policies have to keep ... - Read More

Sweet success: Catalyzing more sugars from biomass

sugars
Catalysis may initiate almost all modern industrial manufacturing processes but catalytic activity on solid surfaces is poorly understood This is especially true for the cellulase enzymes used to release fermentable sugars from cellulosic biomass for ... - Read More

Reducing Waste of Food: A Key Element in Feeding Billions More People

we throw away about 4 out of every 10 pounds of food produced each year ” Government studies show for instance that the average family in the United States throws away 20 pounds of food ... - Read More
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