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2012-08-13 15:10:04

Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants not only will power themselves, but will sell excess electricity. The new technology developed at OSU can now produce 10 to 50 more times the electricity, per volume, than most other approaches using microbial fuel cells, and 100 times more electricity than some....

EPA On The Wrong Side Of Green Groups Over Coal Ash Rules
2012-04-09 09:13:32

An alliance of environmental groups is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to push forward with new coal ash standards that it had proposed after a massive and expensive 2008 oil spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant. The group, comprised of EarthJustice, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Integrity Project, and others, filed a lawsuit against the EPA last Thursday (April 5) because the agency failed to act on the proposal it had made years...

2012-03-27 13:59:33

Bacteria could be exploited to recapture dwindling phosphate reserves from wastewater according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin this week. Phosphorus — in the form of phosphate - is essential for all living things as a component of DNA and RNA and its role in cellular metabolism. Around 38 million tons of phosphorus are extracted each year from rock. Most of this extracted phosphorus goes into the production of fertilizers...

2012-01-02 08:00:00

The Social Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in the Environmental Sciences. The most recently featured articles deal with degradation of polymer shopping bags in the gastrointestinal fluids of sea turtles and options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during wastewater treatment for agricultural use. These as well as all other articles are now available on a new mobile website. (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 The Environmental Sciences Social Network...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.