News tagged with environmental science and technology

'Superbugs' found breeding in sewage plants

(Phys.org) —Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous cargo.

Dec 16, 2013
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Ancient Volcanic Eruptions Still Taking Lives

(PhysOrg.com) -- A cancer epidemic under way in southeast China may have been initiated by a string of Siberian volcanoes that spewed ash across the Earth 250 million years ago, according to a study published ...

Jan 13, 2010
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Virus killer gets supercharged

A simple technique to make a common virus-killing material significantly more effective is a breakthrough from the Rice University labs of Andrew Barron and Qilin Li.

Jan 12, 2011
4.4 / 5 (9) 7 | with audio podcast

Electricity from trees

Plants have long been known as the lungs of the earth, but a new finding has found they may also play a role in electrifying the atmosphere.

Mar 21, 2012
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Scientists eye risks of quantum dots

Quantum dots have the potential to bring many good things into the world: efficient solar power, targeted gene and drug delivery, solid-state lighting and advances in biomedical imaging among them.

Feb 02, 2009
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