Sewage sludge, wastewater and liquid manure are valuable sources of fertilizer for food...
The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states.
Researchers have reported the first fully integrated nanosystem for artificial photosynthesis.
Scientists are reporting that unprocessed, raw cotton may be an ideal, ecologically friendly way to clean up oil spills as it has an amazing ability to sop up oil.
Volunteers joined community scientists this week to learn how to monitor trees for pests and diseases.
Researchers have designed a new tool to intelligently combine nuclear radioactivity data in Japan. The technology harnesses the power of crowd-sourced radiation data.
A decades-old effort to nurse the battered Great Lakes to health has made progress toward reducing toxic pollution and slamming the door on invasive species, but the freshwater seas continue to face serious threats.
Indonesia has approved a two-year extension to a landmark ban on clearing primary rainforests and peatlands.
Researchers have developed guidelines that are being used by the timber industry and government foresters to get a jump on climate change when planting trees.
A new study found no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas.
Carbon aerogels can absorb organic solvents and oils up to 106 to 312 times its own weight because of its high porosity and hydrophobility. This makes it an ideal candidate for cleaning up oil spills.
Scientists launched an online “game” to better understand the sources of global warming gases. By engaging “citizen scientists,” the researchers hope to locate all the power plants around the world and quantify their CO2 emissions.
The government has prosecuted oil companies when birds drown in their waste pits, power companies when birds are electrocuted by their power lines but has never fined or prosecuted a wind-energy company when birds hit their fans.
Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock.
A budding effort has begun to track the carbon footprints of megacities, urban hubs with over 10 million people, which are increasingly responsible for human-caused global warming.
Coral reefs are in decline, but their collapse can still be avoided with local and global action.
Scientists are considering how natural events like fires and hurricanes might limit opportunities for climate change mitigation.
Steelmaking— a major emitter of climate-altering gases— could be transformed by a new process. The process carries a couple of nice side benefits: the resulting steel should be of higher purity, and eventually, once the process is scaled up, cheaper.
When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the EPA, National Marine Fisheries Service and Fish and Wildlife Service should use a common scientific approach, says a new report.
In 2015, NASA will, for the first time, fly a space mission utilizing a radically different propellant— one which has reduced toxicity and is environmentally benign.
What unintended consequences could cleaner energy sources have on the changing climate?
Capturing carbon dioxide and storing it in underground rock formations is one proposed solution to mitigate climate change.
In the race to conquer energy technology, old energy is beating green energy. Oil companies have used technology to find a bounty of oil and natural gas so large that worries about running out have melted away.
Florida lawmakers have approved a new plan to help pay for Everglades restoration.
Universal access to modern energy could be achieved with an investment of between 65 and 86 billion U.S. dollars a year up until 2030.