Archive: 02/10/2009

Two-step chemical process turns raw biomass into biofuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Taking a chemical approach, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a promising biofuel. The process, which is described ...

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Can't judge food by its label

Advanced kidney disease patients have a list of foods they know to avoid because they naturally contain a high level of the mineral phosphorus, which is difficult for their compromised kidneys to expel. But researchers from ...

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Older Adults Say Cash Might Motivate Them to Walk

(PhysOrg.com) -- In 2006, a team of researchers set out to examine what sorts of walking programs and incentives might induce sedentary people over age 50 to put on their sneakers. They found that small cash payments might ...

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Climate change may kill the Amazon rainforest

(PhysOrg.com) -- The dieback of the Amazonian forests caused by climate change is not inevitable but remains a distinct possibility, according to a study led by the Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford. ...

dateFeb 10, 2009 in Environment
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