Energy/Fuel

New research could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles. The breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes...
by University of Waterloo
1:57pm
12.11.2017
How safe is the water you drink? For the 45 million Americans who get their drinking water from private groundwater wells rather than a public utility, the...
by UC Santa Barbara
1:30pm
11.30.2017
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While turkeys at Thanksgiving are an age-old custom, a new study shows that turkey excrement may have a future as a fuel for heat and electricity.
by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
9:06am
11.22.2017
In late September, the European atmospheric networks from the south of France north to Germany and Denmark began detecting tiny amounts of a strange...
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2:02pm
11.21.2017
As we work to toward more sustainable ways of powering our lifestyles, there is a quest to bridge the gap between the carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels we...
by UC Santa Barbara
1:52pm
11.21.2017
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An international research team reports that the increase in global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels has resumed after a three-year respite and may...
by Stanford University
9:27am
11.14.2017
Manufacturers are increasingly using encapsulated coal ash from power plants as a low-cost binding agent in concrete, wallboard, bricks, roofing and other...
by Duke University
9:34am
11.13.2017
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Although China and India remain the world’s largest consumers of coal, a new study found that China’s sulfur dioxide emissions fell by 75 percent since 2007,...
by University of Maryland
2:41pm
11.9.2017
The Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, popularly known as ISIS, took over swaths of the two Middle Eastern countries beginning in 2014. They spread quickly...
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@SethAugenstein
3:02pm
11.7.2017
A research breakthrough could pave the way for a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective way of producing key essentials for daily living –...
by National University of Singapore
9:40am
11.6.2017
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High-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects -- and capitalizing on them, according to...
by Rice University
10:34am
10.30.2017
Current federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a major...
by Indiana University
2:30pm
10.27.2017
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See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier...
by Michigan State University
12:37pm
10.24.2017
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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@SethAugenstein
3:01pm
8.24.2017
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
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
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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@SethAugenstein
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
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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@SethAugenstein
12:51pm
7.19.2017
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
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