Mission possible: This device will self-destruct when heated
Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components so that the material could be recycled?
Grass plants can transport infectious prions
Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The research was published online in the latest ...
French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use
France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.
Green-mix concrete as an environmentally friendly building material
Complementing the Government of Malaysia's efforts to encourage the use of environmentally friendly materials in the construction of green buildings, researchers from the faculty of civil engineering, Universiti ...
Extremophile bacteria could be key to solving nuclear problems
Radiation-tolerant bacteria could be even more effective at clearing up nuclear waste through natural processes than previously thought.
Harvesting usable fuel from nuclear waste – and dealing with the last chemical troublemakers
Nuclear energy provides about 11% of the world's total electricity today. This power source produces no carbon dioxide during plant operation, meaning it doesn't contribute to climate change via greenhouse gas ...
Group researches and tests clean cooking products for the developing world
In many developing countries, using solid fuels in open fires for cooking and heating creates everyday health concerns, right in the home.
Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off
Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of the Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West ...
Inventing extra protection for high energy waste
At DOE's Savannah River National Laboratory, the primary goal is innovation for safe and cost effective legacy waste cleanup. New methods are constantly being explored in order to protect workers and protect ...
Catalyst for green biodiesel production from unrefined feedstock
Biodiesel is a sustainable liquid fuel originated from biomass. However, traditional liquid biodiesel catalyst generates a huge amount of waste water in the final purification procedure.
Plan to bury uranium in Utah scrutinized as decision nears
In a barren landscape of scrub just off a major Utah highway, a 10-foot-deep pit the size of about 75 football fields could soon house a kind of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years.
New material to enhance soils using manure waste
Researchers at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have obtained biochar using manure waste, a new material that can improve soil properties and increase crop yields.
Anaerobic co-digestion of farm-based manure, food waste, are there benefits vs. landfilling?
Based on a comprehensive life cycle analysis comparing the environmental impacts and economic outcomes for managing manure and food waste produced on a dairy farm, researchers found that anaerobic co-digestion ...
Hungary vows to start moving toxic waste from chemical plant
Some 1,000 barrels of toxic waste will be removed quickly from a defunct chemical company plant in Budapest, a Hungarian official said Thursday after Greenpeace described conditions at the site as "near catastrophic."