Designer creates solar powered oven to cheaply freshen salt water
Scientist develops a multi-purpose wonder material to tackle environmental challenges
A new wonder material that can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.
'Super sand' for better purification of drinking water (Update)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have developed a way to transform ordinary sand -- a mainstay filter material used to purify drinking water throughout the world -- into a "super sand" with five times the filtering ...
How to split a water molecule
(PhysOrg.com) -- A research team at RIKEN, Japan’s flagship research organization has succeeded for the first time in selectively controlling for reaction products in the dissociation of a single water molecule ...
Turning the tide to energy
NASA researchers who developed a new way to power robotic underwater vehicles believe a spin-off technology could help convert ocean energy into electrical energy on a much larger scale. The researchers hope ...
Sunlight shines on clean energy future: Simple inorganic semiconductor - silver orthophosphate - used to oxidize water
(PhysOrg.com) -- The production of clean energy and the treatment of waste water are set to become easier thanks to Australian National University researchers.
Israel solves water woes with desalination
After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before—by doing nothing.
Inventors say Hydra offers clean water, hope for villages
The hose took brownish water from the scummy Schuylkill River in Philadelphia to a strange apparatus on the bank -- a trailer with a solar panel, a hydrogen tank, and other odd parts with flashing digital readouts.
Coal industry fumes as US revokes mining permit
The withdrawal of a permit for a controversial "mountaintop removal" coal mining operation has sparked outrage in the US industry, but was hailed as a victory for environmental protection and the health of ...
Pioneering method for water purification
"We're using water to clean water." This is how Selma Mededovic Thagard describes her current work on purifying drinking water.
Hot rocks fire up energy from the depths
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Newcastle University have completed the first phase of a giant central heating system that will harness heat from deep underground.
Earth Day Celebrates Green Way Of Life
The 40-year anniversary of Earth Day is sparking a renewed commitment to protecting natural resources. Across the country people recognize there are successes to laud, but also new challenges to confront.
Water purification made simpler
(PhysOrg.com) -- Filtration systems used in homes in the developing world, says Kristen Jellison, can be made smaller and less expensive.
Crystallizing the switch to hydrogen
Hydrogen gas is an almost infinitely inexhaustible fuel source that emits only clean water during combustion. Switching from hydrocarbon-based transportation to systems powered by state-of-the-art fuel cells ...