New study charts the fate of chemicals affecting health and the environment
Looking forward in science often requires looking back, evaluating trends to extrapolate future outcomes. A classic case is Moore's Law, which predicts that the density of components on an integrated circuit will double every ...
Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change
A new study, published today in Nature Climate Change, suggests that – if current trends continue – food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissi ...
Researcher examines nanoparticle-membrane interactions to determine safety
Sometimes breakthrough materials with important benefits to society pose environmental risks that aren't apparent until decades later. In the growing field of nanotechnology—the creation of materials or ...
High-speed hand dryers are six times cleaner, produce 42 percent less CO2 than paper towel dispensers
(Phys.org) —Don't touch that paper towel! High-speed hand dryers are cleaner, more environmentally friendly and save a bundle over time.
Study shows projected climate change in West Africa not likely to worsen malaria situation
As public-health officials continue to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers are trying to predict how climate change will impact the disease, which infected an estimated 219 million people in ...
Delft professor puts kites high on list for renewable energy
Researchers call for rethinking efforts to prevent interplanetary contamination
Two Washington State University researchers say environmental restrictions have become unnecessarily restrictive and expensive—on Mars.
Rare tree provides key to greener chemistry
(Phys.org) —A rare tree found in Malaysia and Borneo holds the secret to greener chemical production, according to researchers from the Research School of Chemistry.
Green conversion of heat to electricity
Soon, it will be possible to produce electricity from heat over 30 degrees emitted from a waste incinerator, refinery, or data processor. The start-up Osmoblue has just confirmed the feasibility of this new ...
Scientists detect residue that has hindered efficiency of promising type of solar cell
(Phys.org) —Drivers who have ever noticed a residue on their windshields after going through a car wash will sympathize with nanoscientist Seth Darling's pain.
LEDs winning light race to save energy, the environment: report
Today's light-emitting diode light bulbs have a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps. And that gap is expected to grow significantly as technology and manufacturing methods improve in ...
University team says Canadian oil sands mining plans don’t include damage to peatlands
Leaked documents indicate EU looking to reclassify carbon emissions from biofuels
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 ...