Ruth Patrick, pioneering US ecologist, dies at 105 (Update)
Ruth Patrick, a scientist whose research on freshwater ecosystems led to groundbreaking ways to measure pollution in rivers and streams, has died. She was 105.
Spinning CDs to clean sewage water
Audio CDs, all the rage in the '90s, seem increasingly obsolete in a world of MP3 files and iPods, leaving many music lovers with the question of what to do with their extensive compact disk collections. ...
Solving the bottleneck in biogas production
Agro-biogas plants produce renewable energy, extracting gas produced in the anaerobic fermentation of animal manures mixed with organic wastes from the food sector. One by-product of this fermentation process ...
China demand fuels record soy crops in South America
Soy fields stretch as far as the eye can see in South America's fertile plains, boosted by a jump in demand from China and Europe.
Study: Methane leaks from gas drilling not huge
Drilling and fracking for natural gas do not seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says.
High radiation found in Fukushima groundwater
Japan pledged a renewed push to contain potentially hazardous leaks at Fukushima on Tuesday after the operator of the crippled plant reported spiking levels of radiation in groundwater.
Sun, sand, surf and radiation in shadow of Fukushima
With its towering waves, golden sand and stunning scenery, Toyoma beach in Iwaki is an almost perfect spot for surfing—if only it wasn't just down the coast from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear power ...
Job's Tears answer to Southeast Asia's wastewater problem
A tropical plant species could revolutionise the way wastewater is cleaned and managed in the developing world, field research has shown.
Fukushima water handling 'like whack-a-mole': minister
TEPCO's handling of radioactive water at Fukushima has been like "whack-a-mole", a minister said Monday after visiting the battered plant, pledging Japan's government would step up its involvement at the ...
Fukushima water handling 'sloppy': nuclear watchdog
Nuclear watchdog inspectors who toured Japan's crippled Fukushima plant following the discovery of a huge radioactive leak declared Friday that water storage at the site was "sloppy".
Double effort needed to clean up Thames
The River Thames will fail to meet pollution standards in 2015 unless farmers use 20 per cent less fertiliser and water companies reduce phosphorus discharges from sewage treatment, according to a new study.
Pollution costs India $80 bn a year: World Bank
Pollution and other environmental degradation costs India $80 billion a year, nearly six percent of gross domestic product, the World Bank said in a report released on Wednesday.
Hollande vows no shale gas exploration while he is president
President Francois Hollande said on Sunday that France would maintain its ban on the exploration for shale gas throughout his five-year term.
Australia admits Barrier Reef conditions are 'poor'
Australia admitted Wednesday conditions at the Great Barrier Reef are "poor" as it battles UNESCO threats to downgrade its heritage status over concerns about pollution and development.