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Algae from wastewater solves two problems: Biofuel and clean-up

In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae based biofuels Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high value strains of oil rich ... - Read More

Travelling pollution: East Asian human activities affect air quality in remote tropical forests

Researchers from the UK and Malaysia have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East Asia to the equator with ... - Read More

Greener industry if environmental authorities change strategy

Fewer industrial firms would violate environmental legislation and a higher number would adopt cleaner technologies if environmental authorities would focus their monitoring efforts on companies with the most environmentally damaging technology At a societal level ... - Read More

Bacteria can use magnetic particles to create a 'natural battery'

New research shows bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a 'natural battery ' According to work published in journal Science on 27 March the bacteria can load electrons onto and discharge electrons ... - Read More

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Deep water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2 000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human caused pollution one ... - Read More

A graphene solution for microwave interference

Microwave communication is ubiquitous in the modern world with electromagnetic waves in the tens of gigahertz range providing efficient transmission with wide bandwidth for data links between Earth orbiting satellites and ground stations Such ultra ... - Read More

South-East Asian haze increases risk of respiratory mortality

Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia Since 1997 the massive burning of biomass in ... - Read More

Air pollutants could boost potency of common airborne allergens

A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be a major contributor to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing sniffling and wheezing during allergy season The gases nitrogen dioxide ... - Read More

Turning Packing Peanuts Into Energy-Storing Battery Components (Video)

but they no longer use the ozone depleting gases called CFCs They may however contain additional chemicals though the exact constituents can vary “Outside in a landfill potentially harmful substances in the peanuts such as ... - Read More

Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed

Electric vehicles are cool research shows Literally A study in this week's Scientific Reports by researchers at Michigan State University MSU and in China add more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric ... - Read More

Clean energy future: New cheap and efficient electrode for splitting water

UNSW Australia scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel hydrogen The new technology is ... - Read More

Novel monitoring tools tackle chemical surface waters pollution

With the socio economic developments of the last decades new emerging compounds have been produced released and discharged through different point and diffuse sources in European rivers lakes and marine coastal and transitional waters Treated ... - Read More

River algae affecting mercury pollution at Superfund site, study shows

Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have found that periphyton a community of algae bacteria and other natural material living on submerged surfaces is helping to transform mercury pollution from a Superfund site along a New ... - Read More

Evidence from glacier ice: Until it was banned, leaded gasoline dominated the humanmade lead emissions in South America

Leaded gasoline was a larger emission source of the toxic heavy metal lead than mining in South America even though the extraction of metals from the region's mines historically released huge quantities of lead into ... - Read More

Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists find

An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now In a new study published March 6 in the journal Science a team of researchers led by University of Georgia ecologists ... - Read More

New models yield clearer picture of emissions' true costs

When its environmental and human health toll is factored in a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price a new Duke University study finds The social cost of a gallon ... - Read More

New tech could significantly cut carbon dioxide emissions

A new provisionally patented technology from a New Mexico State University researcher could revolutionize carbon dioxide capture and have a significant impact on reducing pollution worldwide With support from NMSU faculty members Abbas Ghassemi Reza ... - Read More

Pens filled with high-tech inks for do-it-yourself sensors

A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors anywhere including physicians in the clinic ... - Read More

World's challenges demand science changes -- and fast, experts say

World's challenges demand science changes and fast experts say The world has little use and precious little time for detached experts A group of scientists each of them experts makes a compelling case in this ... - Read More

Himalayan ice shows chemicals ban is working

A unique study of frozen ice cores from the Tibetan Himalayas has shown that international agreements on phasing out the use of toxic persistent organic pollutants are working The research paper in the leading American ... - Read More
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