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2010-11-09 20:41:37

At the current pace of research and development, global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready.

2010-10-21 16:13:32

An analysis of plant and petroleum-derived plastics by University of Pittsburgh researchers suggests that biopolymers are not necessarily better for the environment than their petroleum-based relatives.

2010-10-20 19:46:48

Driving a car increases global temperatures in the long run more than making the same long-distance journey by air according to a new study.

2010-10-13 19:13:51

On the eve of the 2010-11 influenza flu season, scientists and engineers have identified the environmental conditions and surfaces that could enable a highly pathogenic (H5N1) bird flu virus to survive for prolonged periods of time — at least two weeks and up to two months.

2010-09-29 14:18:24

Traces of crude oil that linger on the shores of Alaska's Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez oil spill remain highly biodegradable, despite almost 20 years of weathering and decomposition, scientists are reporting in a new study.

2010-09-15 19:04:01

Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil — legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine.

2010-08-05 13:59:00

Homes in low-income and affluent communities in California both had similarly high levels of endocrine disruptors, and the levels were higher in indoor air than outdoor air.

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2010-04-30 09:13:35

The United States could completely stop emissions of carbon dioxide from coal-fired electric power plants - a crucial step for controlling global warming - within 20 years by using technology that already exists or could be commercially available within a decade.

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2010-04-20 07:50:00

Using productive farmland to grow crops for food instead of fuel is more energy efficient, Michigan State University scientists concluded, after analyzing 17 years' worth of data to help settle the food versus fuel debate.

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2010-03-18 09:15:50

The use of prescribed burns to manage western forests may help the United States reduce its carbon footprint.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.