Helping hydrogen move back home
Millions of dollars are being spent on developing electric vehicles. Electric vehicles, powered by hydrogen fuel cells, provide the demanded driving range and low environmental impact. However, hydrogen fuel ...
U.S. unlikely to hit Renewable Fuel Standard for cellulosic biofuels: report
The biofuel industry will not be able to meet the cellulosic production requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard without significant advancements in technology or investment, according to a National Academy of Sciences ...
Invention slows water evaporation, generates energy
A new technology invented at the University of Arizona offers a positive environmental impact by slowing the evaporation of water from bodies of water such as mining tailings ponds and reservoirs, while simultaneously ...
Survey reveals how personal concerns, income shape consumer attitudes about energy
Americans are just as concerned about energy's impact on the environment as they are about its affordability, according to first-year results of the University of Michigan Energy Survey.
Researchers find high energy output from algae-based fuel, but 'no silver bullet'
Algae-based fuel is one of many options among the array of possible future energy sources. New University of Virginia research shows that while algae-based transportation fuels produce high energy output with minimal land ...
Google's CO2 Emissions: Some Puff, Lies & Good Old Fashion Hype
Wind turbine payback
US researchers have carried out an environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind turbines mooted for a large wind farm in the US Pacific Northwest. Writing in the International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, they c ...
Research team assesses environmental impact of organic solar cells
Solar energy could be a central alternative to petroleum-based energy production. However, current solar-cell technology often does not produce the same energy yield and is more expensive to mass-produce. In addition, information ...
Chitosan, a sustainable alternative for food packaging
Riverbanks and oceans are full of plastic; there are bits of this material in the organism of a large number of fish, etc. Packaging and wrappers made from petroleum by-products are seriously damaging the ...
UN sees 'limited' impact of Bangladesh's Sundarbans oil spill
United Nations experts said Wednesday they found "limited immediate impact" on the ecosystem of the world's largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh after a major oil spill early in December.
New study ranks countries on environment impact
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study led by the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute has ranked most of the world’s countries for their environmental impact.
Capturing derelict satellites adrift in orbit
Standard space dockings are difficult enough, but a future ESA mission plans to capture derelict satellites adrift in orbit. Part of an effort to control space debris, the shopping list of new technologies ...
Increased interest in hybrids among non-hybrid owners
Current owners of hybrid vehicles are very satisfied with them and most will buy a hybrid again, say University of Michigan researchers.
Australian town in 'world-first' bottled water ban
An Australian town pulled all bottled water from its shelves Saturday and replaced it with refillable bottles in what is believed to be a world-first ban.