Keystone carbon pollution more than figured, study finds (Update)
The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.
Scholar calls for adjustments to energy forecasting
M. Granger Morgan wants to bring uncertainty back to energy forecasting. Morgan, a professor at Carnegie Mellon, has spent his career investigating climate change and the energy system and understands how ...
Kick-starting Europe's electric vehicle industry
Electric vehicles (e-vehicles, or EVs) are set to play a key role in the future of urban mobility, reducing pollution, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and saving drivers money. Although e-vehicles make up only a tiny ...
Improving 'crop per drop' could boost global food security and water sustainability
Improvements in crop water productivity—the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed—have the potential to improve both food security and water sustainability in many parts of the world, according to a study ...
US boom transforming global oil trade
The surge in oil production in the U.S. and Canada and shrinking oil consumption in the developed world is transforming the global oil market. The threat of chronic oil shortages is all but gone, U.S. dependence ...
Observing engine oil beneath metal: Scientists reveal how lubricant oil disperses in a functioning clutch
Lubricating oil is essential for engines. Multi-disc clutches, like those found in motorcycles, are also lubricated and cooled with oil. The oil pump has to be driven by the engine at the same time, thus ...
EPFL's heating a treat for lake trouts
A recently conducted study also shows that the streams surrounding EPFL can handle future campus growth.
Plastic packaging industry is moving towards completely bio-based products
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a technique to significantly improve the quality of bio-based plastic packaging.
France reconsiders plans to boost biofuel use
France said Wednesday it would reconsider its plans to further develop the use of biofuel, once seen as a potential source of cheap alternative energy but now blamed for soaring food prices.
Sustainable fishing in light of Omega-3 demand
Finding a more eco-friendly way to boost the amount of healthy fats in fish bred for human consumption is the main aim of a new Flinders University PhD project.
Intel does math on oil-dunk test for cooler servers
New mileage standards would double fuel efficiency
The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell in America by 2025.
Gulf states look to the sun for future power
After decades of relying on carbon-emitting fossil fuels to build their cities in the desert, some oil and gas rich nations of the Gulf are now turning skywards to the sun to meet future energy demands.
Auburn scientists find tar balls are better left alone
(PhysOrg.com) -- The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the waves of tar balls deposited on the beaches shortly thereafter prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to produce ...