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Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

... team of researchers from China and the U.S. clean water for drinking, washing and industrial uses ... occurring bacteria to convert wastewater into clean water producing electricity -- so it could ... process to additionally desalinate salty water, clean the wastewater and dump it and the resulting salt ...

Spring agricultural fires have large impact on melting Arctic

... During the UNH workshop, a report by the clean Air Task Force detailing some of the campaign's ... says Ellen Baum, senior scientist of the clean Air Task Force. "In addition, we have the ... Brooks Yeager, executive vice president of clean Air-Cool Planet. "Pollutants carried into the ...

DOE funds bio-inspired solar fuel center at Arizona State

... of sunlight and ends with the creation of a clean fuel, such as hydrogen." "It also will ... clean. The use of solar energy to produce a clean fuel such as hydrogen is essentially the only ... efficiency, electricity storage and transmission, clean coal and carbon capture and sequestration, and ...

The 'clean plate club' may turn children into overeaters

... the parents were about telling their child to clean their plate, the more likely the kids, especially ... the extent to which they tell their children to clean their plates at meals. The researchers then ... weighed. "Parents who force their kids to clean their plates at meals, may be interfering with ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac

... landscape, an often-unheralded shortage of clean water is confronting business and industry with a ... regarded as a cheap and inexhaustible resource, clean water increasingly is in short supply around the world, Voith explains, noting that lack of clean water is "a growing risk" to industry. "There ...

Army can boost mission success by better managing

... U.S. experience in Iraq suggests that providing clean water, electricity, sewage and trash management ... operations. They include (but are not limited to) clean water, sewage-related infrastructure, soldier ... and infrastructure are severely degraded, clean drinking water, effective sewage and trash ...

Mussels to determine how much contamination is in the ports

... using biomonitoring. "We take mussels from clean waters and place them at points we wish to ... the one hand, we have seen that zones supposedly clean are not as clean as we thought; it is necessary to redefine the ...

New report: Greatest value of forests is sustainable water supply

... to be managed as much for a sustainable supply of clean water as any other goal, researchers say in a new ... for water continue to increase, and the role of clean water from forests becomes better understood as ... ways to provide a sustainable flow of fresh, clean water. Changes in water supplies from forests ...

URI researcher: China can't fully fix air quality problem for Olympics

... like. "It's one thing to take steps to try to clean up a big city, but unless they also clean up the surrounding provinces, it's going to have ... to send cold fronts. That's their best hope for clean air." ...

Project focuses on production of hydrogen from bacteria and sunlight

... bacteria and sunlight to generate hydrogen, a clean fuel that produces no greenhouse gases. The ... CO2 into the atmosphere. It is the ultimate clean energy technology because you are splitting water ... process you are converting solar energy into a clean fuel. Of course, he adds, there are many ...

University-industry team developing coal cleaning technology in India

... In support of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on clean Development and Climate, the U.S. Department of ... contributions to the Asia-Pacific Partnership on clean Development and Climate. It illustrates how the ... goals on energy security, poverty reduction, clean economic growth, and environmental conservation, ...

Stronger EPA leadership needed to improve water quality in Mississippi River

... aggressive leadership role in implementing the clean Water Act if water quality in the Mississippi ... The report evaluates efforts to implement the clean Water Act along the Mississippi, which flows ... water quality. Measures taken under the clean Water Act have successfully reduced much point ...

Argonne helps China create cleaner Beijing for 2008 Olympics

... promote energy-efficient vehicle technologies and clean transportation fuels in China. The benefits of ... borders. "Helping create energy-efficient and clean transportation benefits the entire world," ... transportation technologies to provide efficient, clean and renewable energy. Under their sponsorship, ...

Singapore National Science and Technology Awards

... and IPTV, and explore novel ways to produce clean energy - these are some of the winning works of ... microbial fuel cell technology for alternative clean energy production. The National Science and ... research on membrane technologies and alternative clean energy using microbial fuel cell" ...

Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

... in a sewage-contaminated stream in Atlanta, but rarely in a nearby clean stream. They also found that mosquitoes were largest in streams with high ... mosquitoes reared in sewage overflow were larger than those reared in clean water. "In this food web, mosquitoes feed on microorganisms that require ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009

... is becoming big business in China In the wake of growing shortages of clean drinking water worldwide, water purification is becoming big business in ... as providing a hungry, thirsty world with ample supplies of safe food and clean water; developing alternatives to petroleum to fuel the global economy; ...

Tiny super-plant can clean up animal waste and be used for ethanol production

... State University have found that a tiny aquatic plant can be used to clean up animal waste at industrial hog farms and potentially be part of the ... unsuitable for conventional crops, and is so efficient it generates water clean enough for re-use. The technology can utilize any nutrient-rich ...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a unique approach for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen

... to 100?C hydrogen gas is released from the complex a potential source of clean fuel and another OH group is added to the metal center. 'But the most ... splitting of water into oxygen and hydrogen is a major goal of renewable clean energy research. So far, Milstein's team has demonstrated a mechanism for ...

Microscope reveals how bacteria 'breathe' toxic metals

... them in a non-toxic form. The bacteria might one day be used to clean up toxic chemicals left over from nuclear weapons production decades ago. ... it make more of these key proteins, that could perhaps be one way to clean up these sites that are contaminated," he said. The danger at such ...

Iowa State researchers developing clean, renewable energy for ethanol industry

... conventional ethanol production. That would provide ethanol plants with a clean and renewable source of steam and heat. Synthesis and producer gases ... doing a real-world study. This will be helpful in developing a new and clean way to use renewable energy." The catalyst Lin, who's leading the ...

Mass media often failing in its coverage of global warming, says climate researcher

... with less skill and money into following suit," he said. "We have to clean up our own act and then help them clean up theirs with technology and some resources." Schneider said that we ...

A win-win: U-pick pumpkin farms recycle urban leaves

... the soil surface exhibited a marked advantage over bare soil in producing clean pumpkin fruit. In both years, the percentage of clean fruit at harvest was higher in both leaf mulch production systems compared ...

Cleaning heavily polluted water at a fraction of the cost

... cost of other commercially available tertiary treatments, leaving water so clean it can be pumped safely back out to sea without endangering flora or ... It is the third and final stage of the treatment that renders the water clean enough to be discharged into the sea. The process is complex, requiring a ...

FAS honors Mark D. Levine with 2008 Public Service Award

... experts in the U.S. and China. "It is extremely important to promote clean technology policies here and abroad that result in buildings, industry, ... on indoor air quality, buildings energy efficiency, and a variety of clean energy technologies, and Levine expanded its mission to include taking on ...

Living sensor can warn of arsenic pollution

... can spot contamination. They have also discovered new bacteria that can clean up arsenic spills even in previously untreatable cold areas, ... called a biofilm, which means that we can build them into a new system to clean up contaminated areas by removing the arsenic from soil or drinking water, ...

Evaluating ecosystem services

... services include a range of human essentials, such as food production, clean water and clean air. For example, grasslands and forests support pollinators, which ...

EPA releases science assessment on health effects of nitrogen oxides

... for which EPA is required to issue air quality criteria under the clean Air Act (CAA). EPA set a national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ... NO2. The document went through independent, external peer review by the clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and opportunities were also provided ...

Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions debuts with focus on drinking water

... plumbing, Edwards indicates. He discusses the topic in "The Crisis in clean Water: Water Purification," the inaugural episode of Global ... ]. The podcast describes an increasingly serious global shortage of clean drinking water, which claims a huge toll in illness and death in ...

Database shows effects of acid rain on microorganisms in Adirondack Lakes

... Bolton Landing, N.Y. Prior to the federal clean Air Act, unhindered industrial emissions were released into the air ... from the impacts of acidification. "Thanks in large part to the federal clean Air Act and increased state focus on improving air quality here in New ...

TAU announces new 'supercenter' for renewable energy

... The proposed Supercenter "will be much more than a hatchery for new clean technologies," said Prof. Abraham Kribus, an engineer and solar energy ... aspects, such as economics, law, and public policy, for making clean technology a reality in Israel and beyond." In his opening address, TAU ...

Satellites illuminate pollution's influence on clouds

... agricultural fire. With the ability to distinguish between polluted and clean clouds, the team next used Aqua's Moderate Resolution Imaging ... to measure the amount of precipitation falling from the polluted and clean clouds. All three measurements together show the relationship between ...

UC biology prof traces his roots to the first Earth Day

... U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [which formed in December 1970], the clean Air Act, the clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act all came from that time as a result ...

Bacteria and nanofilters -- the future of clean water technology

... Hilal, Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering in the Centre for clean Water Technologies a world-leading research centre developing advanced ... industrial liquid waste contaminated with metals and oils into clean water, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membranes have a useful side ...

First wind turbines on Galapagos Islands will halve diesel imports, reduce risk of future oil spills

... season without negative impacts. Project registered under Kyotos clean Development Mechanism The San Cristobal Wind Project has been registered as a clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project under the Kyoto Protocol. The CDM is ...

BGSU undergraduates to pilot groundbreaking genome project

... research of microbes that contribute to environmental stewardship and clean energy, Xu said. The DOE Joint Genome Institute, supported by the DOE ... Center, to advance genomics in support of the DOE mission related to clean energy generation and environmental characterization and cleanup. They ...

Technique controls nanoparticle size, makes large numbers

... be tuned to perform a specific task, be it cosmetics or pollution clean up. When I reduce the size of the objectthen the properties are very ... importance in the global marketplace. Nanotechnology has the potential to clean up water to provide drinking water for rural populations worldwide. Such ...

200 journals join in theme issues on poverty and human development

... to determine (1) whether programs to improve child nutrition and provide clean water, sanitation and fuels, three of the United Nations Millennium ... to determine (1) whether programs to improve child nutrition and provide clean water, sanitation and fuels, three of the MDGs, could also impact the MDG ...

Prolonged respiratory problems for oil spill clean-up volunteers

... people with known respiratory conditions from participating in the clean up. This self-selection among clean-up participants, the so-called healthy ... Increasing awareness of the potential chronic respiratory effects among clean up workers of future oil spills, in combination with appropriate hygiene ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- Aug. 29, 2007

... This Edition: Fingerprinting fake coffee Nanomagnetic sponges to clean precious works of art Tiny carbon nanotubes show big germ-fighting ... ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nanomagnetic sponges to clean precious works of art Langmuir Chemists in Italy are reporting a real ...

LSU professors work to improve efficiency of ethanol fuel

... States has tremendous reserves of coal, but converting it to affordable, clean fuels is a challenge one that we are addressing in this DOE-funded ... gas at the point of use, such as a fuel cell. The net result is clean energy produced from a domestic resource. James Goodwin, chairman of ...
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