New method developed for producing some metals
Aug 25, 2016
The MIT researchers were trying to develop a new battery, but it didn't work out that way. Instead, thanks to an unexpected finding in their lab tests, what they discovered was a whole new way of producing the metal antimony—and ...
Obama admin unveils new truck fuel standards
Aug 16, 2016
The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled new fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles, which it said would both reduce carbon emissions and save drivers billions of dollars at the pump.
Companies can reduce carbon footprint by giving consumers green choices
Aug 16, 2016
Companies can reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains and improve customer satisfaction by giving consumers information and tools to make green choices, according to research conducted by the Energy Department's ...
Panel offers advice on how to combat climate-change "neoskepticism"
Aug 12, 2016 report
A small panel of researchers has addressed what they suggest is a new threat to combating climate change—neoskepticism—where people believe climate change is real, but do not believe there is anything that can be done ...
Lack of copper in ancient soil regulates nitrification
Aug 11, 2016
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Newcastle University (UK) have discovered copper levels in the soil affect the delicate balance of microbes responsible for soil nitrification, which affects how well ...
Nature's 2016 resource 'budget' already used up, report says
Aug 04, 2016
In just over seven months, humanity has used up a full year's allotment of natural resources such as water, food and clean air—the quickest rate yet, according to a new report.
Paper examines climate risk and the fossil fuel industry
Aug 01, 2016
Burning coal, oil and natural gas is responsible for two-thirds of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Yet these same fuels are also the economic mainstay of resource-rich countries and the world's largest companies. According ...
Rice crops that can save farmers money and cut pollution
Jul 29, 2016
A new U of T Scarborough study has identified "superstar" varieties of rice that can reduce fertilizer loss and cut down on environmental pollution in the process.
Forests, species on four continents threatened by palm oil expansion
Jul 27, 2016
As palm oil production expands from Southeast Asia into tropical regions of the Americas and Africa, vulnerable forests and species on four continents face increased risk of loss, a new Duke University-led study finds.
Data-driven approach to pavement management lowers greenhouse gas emissions
Jul 27, 2016
The roadway network is an important part of the nation's transportation system, but it also contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions. A paper published this month in the Journal of Cleaner Production by researchers ...