News tagged with environmental science and technology

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.

dateMar 21, 2012 in Environment
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'Superbugs' found breeding in sewage plants

( —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.

dateDec 16, 2013 in Environment
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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.

dateFeb 02, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Greenhouse surprise for red meat

( -- Beef produced in feedlots has a smaller carbon footprint than meat raised exclusively on pastures, according to the surprise results of a new study.

dateFeb 03, 2010 in Environment
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