Latest Environmental Science & Technology Stories
With many companies investing heavily in algae-based biofuels, researchers from the University of Virginia's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have found there are significant environmental hurdles to overcome before fuel production ramps up.
UCI computer model foresees effects of alternative transportation fuels.
Amid concerns about a pandemic of swine flu, researchers from Nebraska report for the first time that poultry carcasses infected with another threat â€” the "bird flu" virus â€” can remain infectious in municipal landfills for almost 2 years.
Twenty years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez was exiting Alaska's Prince William Sound when it struck a reef in the middle of the night.
Availability of solar cell materials could limit large-scale deployment of photovoltaics.
Making bales with 30 percent of global crop residues â€“ the stalks and such left after harvesting â€“ and then sinking the bales into the deep ocean could reduce the build up of global carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by up to 15 percent a year, according to just published calculations.
University of Michigan researchers have developed a new tool that uses natural "fingerprints" in coal to track down sources of mercury polluting the environment.
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