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Quickly Turning Food Waste into Fuel

Quickly Turning Food Waste into Fuel

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered this new process to generate energy from food waste that is much more efficient than previous methods.  Read more »

Oil-exploration Airguns Kill Plankton within 2 kilometres

Oil-exploration Airguns Kill Plankton within 2 kilometres

Scientists at Curtin University in Western Australia have shown that the seismic sound blasts made by airguns searching for new oil reserves under the ocean floor can kill large swathes of plankton.  Read more »

Company Aims to Capture 1% of Global CO2 Emissions

Company Aims to Capture 1% of Global CO2 Emissions

Climeworks, a Swiss company, has built a commercial plant to extract carbon dioxide from the air.  Read more »

Urban Heat Island Effect Adds Significantly to Warming in Cities

Urban Heat Island Effect Adds Significantly to Warming in Cities

A team of economists from universities in the UK, Mexico and the Netherlands have published an analysis in Nature Climate Change of the likely effects of climate change on 1,692 of the world’s largest cities.  Read more »

Burning Natural Gas with Easily Separated CO2 Emissions

Burning Natural Gas with Easily Separated CO2 Emissions

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a method of combusting natural gas which allows the resultant carbon dioxide to be separated out without expanding any additional energy.  Read more »

Electroplating Produces Low-cost High-quality Lithium Batteries

Electroplating Produces Low-cost High-quality Lithium Batteries

Researchers have developed have developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, yielding high-quality, high-performance battery materials that could also open the door to flexible and solid-state batteries.  Read more »

Better Batteries Made from Waste Glass

Better Batteries Made from Waste Glass

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a low-cost chemical process for making nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries from waste glass bottles. The researchers say that the batteries have been found to have four times the capacity of conventional batteries with graphite anodes.  Read more »

Could Slag Heaps Remove CO2 from the Atmosphere?

Could Slag Heaps Remove CO2 from the Atmosphere?

Phil Renforth, a scientist at Cardiff University, is preparing to test the feasibility of using iron and steel slag deposits to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Read more »

Scientists Suggest Making More Clouds to Protect the Barrier Reef

Scientists Suggest Making More Clouds to Protect the Barrier Reef

Researchers at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and the University of Sydney School of Geosciences are exploring the possibility of making low-lying clouds off the northeastern coast of Australia more reflective in order to cool the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef.  Read more »

Solar Panel Provides Drinking Water

Solar Panel Provides Drinking Water

Zero Mass Water has developed a “drinking water solar panel” which extracts water vapor from the air and condenses it into drinking water using electricity generated by the solar panel.   Read more »