Experts successfully test a novel oil spill cleanup technology

Tests of a novel technology that can accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool...

Chance find has big implications for water treatment’s costs and carbon footprint

A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research could fundamentally reshape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during wastewater clean-up. The...

Building a market for renewable thermal technologies

Renewable thermal technologies have significant market potential in the state if supported by appropriate public policy and financing tools, a new analysis concludes.

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light

A new project aims to create an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for advanced solar cells. The technique could lead...

Study refines filters for greener natural gas

Scientists have mapped out the best materials for either carbon dioxide capture or balancing carbon capture with methane selectivity.

New study calls for US solar policy reform

Researchers suggest reforming US solar policies and encourage closer collaboration between the United States and China on solar energy in a new report.

A ‘carbon law’ offers pathway to halve emissions every decade

On the eve of this year's Earth hour (March 25), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly...

Climate change and an ‘overlooked’ nutrient: Silica

Sugar maples may have far greater silica pumping power than expected, and also may be more profoundly affected by climate change as warmer winters...

Weedkiller chemical (glyphosate) safety standards need urgent review

The safety standards for glyphosate -- a chemical widely used in common weed-killers -- may be failing to protect public and environmental health, suggest...

Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea

In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on...

Latest news

Popular Articles

A helluva handover: What Donald Trump’s appointments reveal about his incoming administration

HOLED up in Trump Tower, the New York citadel he seems reluctant to leave, Donald Trump detected a tsunami of excitement in the national...

Conservative civil war brews over climate policies.

U.S. EPA boss Scott Pruitt is under fire from some conservatives who think he's playing it safe. Photo courtesy of @EPAScottPruitt via Twitter. Infighting over...

Global warming may explain Arctic's green ice

New York, March 31 (IANS) Global warming may be responsible for massive blooms of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea and more blooms in the...

Volcanic eruptions examiner

Volcanologists spent two weeks collecting samples from Yasur, a continuously erupting volcano on Tanna, an island in the remote South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu,...