Energy/Fuel

Workers are expected to begin mining operations at the U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release...
by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
9:53am
10.18.2017
Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for...
by MIT
1:25pm
10.17.2017
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Engineers created a novel technological solution to the pressing global challenge of water scarcity by creating a suite of solar steam generation devices that...
by University of Maryland
9:29am
10.11.2017
Researchers have created stretchable biofuel cells that can extract energy from perspiration to power wearable devices.
by Erin O'Neill, Contributing Science Writer
10:55am
10.10.2017
The layers of soot trapped in bird feathers has now provided a vital “air filter” time capsule of when industrial American cities had the dirtiest air to...
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9:30am
10.10.2017
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A team of Irish scientists has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The discovery may have...
by University of Limerick
1:55pm
10.2.2017
A 250m-long, 130 ton, “fatberg” was recently discovered clogging up the sewers below Whitechapel in east London. Fatbergs are made up of solidified fat and...
by Thomas Philip Fudge, PhD Researcher - Sustainable Wastewater Treatment, Brunel University London
2:28pm
9.28.2017
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In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers find that U.S. lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power,...
by Columbia University
2:11pm
9.26.2017
A study of output from offshore fields estimates that close to 10 percent of the UK’s original recoverable oil and gas remains – about 11 percent of oil and...
by University of Edinburgh
2:24pm
9.19.2017
Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the...
by Scott Sonner, Associated Press
9:28am
9.19.2017
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The shampoo you washed your hair with this morning. The balloons for the party. Refrigerators and sunglasses, medicine and mosquito repellent, guitar strings...
by University of Delaware
9:57am
9.11.2017
The only underground nuclear waste repository in the United States doesn’t have enough space for radioactive tools, clothing and other debris left over from...
by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
9:35am
9.8.2017
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Thunderstorms directly above two of the world’s busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don’t...
by University of Washington
9:28am
9.8.2017
Officials at collegiate sporting venues have been leading efforts toward zero-waste events with many professional and collegiate leagues adopting energy and...
by University of Missouri
9:07am
9.1.2017
Investigators in Shandong, China, recently discovered a new method to convert organic waste matter into a porous carbon material that can be used to produce...
by American Institute of Physics
2:05pm
8.29.2017
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Instead of hauling food waste to landfills, we might want to use that organic waste to power garbage trucks, your car, truck or SUV while at the same time...
by Argonne National Laboratory
9:33am
8.28.2017
The search for ways to coax more energy out of natural sources has been a 21st century crusade. Some have looked to the skies, to the wind, the gas pockets...
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3:01pm
8.24.2017
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The latest roadmap to a 100 percent renewable energy future is the most specific global vision yet, outlining infrastructure changes that 139 countries can...
by Cell Press
9:49am
8.24.2017
California raised more than $640 million this month auctioning off permits for businesses to emit greenhouse gases as part of a program aimed at fighting...
by Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press
9:32am
8.23.2017
In the megacities that are home to nearly 10 percent of the world’s 7.5 billion people, trees provide each city with more than $500 million each year in...
by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1:56pm
8.22.2017
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Chemical engineers have discovered a catalytic process that could help curb emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel-powered vehicles, a priority air...
by University of Notre Dame
1:54pm
8.18.2017
Both businesses and homeowners are increasingly using distributed wind power thanks to innovative business models and other trends, according to a new report...
by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:38am
8.9.2017
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Two nuclear power units that were under construction in South Carolina will be abandoned. The economic and financial reasons behind the abandonment plan...
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10:05am
8.2.2017
Lithium-ion batteries are popular power sources for cellphones and other electronics, but problematic in extreme heat or cold. A Rice University laboratory has...
by Rice University
9:17am
7.27.2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the...
by University of Lincoln
11:18am
7.21.2017
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Vast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers has...
by Penn State University
4:47pm
7.20.2017
Energy storage is one of the main limitations of solar power. But a new meta-analysis of the progress of green energy forecasts coming lithium-ion improvements...
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12:51pm
7.19.2017
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Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, U.S. officials said in court...
by Blake Nicholson, Associated Press
12:07pm
7.19.2017
An underwater robot has captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on its first day of work.
by Associated Press
8:57am
7.19.2017
Researchers recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have...
by Penn State
9:09am
7.18.2017
Attaining the goal of sending no materials to landfills after sporting events -- instead composting some refuse left by crowds and recycling the rest -- is as...
by Penn State
2:11pm
7.10.2017
Tesla has won the bid to install the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia—and must do it within 100 days or it will be free.
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1:38pm
7.7.2017
Taking inspiration from an unusual source, a team has dramatically improved the science of scintillators — objects that detect nuclear threats. Using organic...
by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
2:24pm
6.29.2017
More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called Bikini Atoll, researchers are studying how long-term...
by Stanford University
2:20pm
6.29.2017
U.S. regulators said they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to...
by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
9:00am
6.27.2017
A new report finds that if commercial buildings fully used controls nationwide, the U.S. could slash its energy consumption by the equivalent of what is...
by PNNL
2:55pm
6.23.2017
A new study of the overall economic and energy costs confirms some suspicions: corn is better off on your dinner plate than in your gas tank.
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3:00pm
6.21.2017
ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have announced a potential breakthrough in producing oil from algae. The two companies have collaborated on the promise of...
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9:59am
6.20.2017
Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optimize wind power...
by Chinese Association of Automation
3:05pm
6.9.2017
A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world’s growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different...
by Purdue University
9:49am
6.9.2017
Climeworks, a spinoff company created by two engineers from ETH Zurich, is the world’s first facility to take carbon dioxide from ambient air and sell the...
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11:57am
6.1.2017
Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from transportation...
by University of Washington
2:19pm
5.31.2017
Researchers are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. They demonstrate the viability of using...
by Concordia University
1:58pm
5.31.2017
A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced that it will hold...
by Associated Press
9:16am
5.30.2017
Switzerland voted for a pivotal new energy plan that includes phasing out nuclear power in favor of renewables. The referendum held Sunday passed by an...
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10:00am
5.22.2017
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