Nav: Home

Popular Recycling News and Current Events

Popular Recycling News and Current Events, Recycling News Articles.
Sort By: Most Relevant | Most Recent
Page 1 of 16 | 630 Results
Highly efficient photocatalyst capable of carbon dioxide recycling
A research team from Korea has developed titanium dioxide-based photocatalyst with the highest efficiency in the world that converts carbon dioxide into methane. (2017-12-01)
Many second hand plastic toys could pose a risk to children's health, study suggests
Scientists at the University of Plymouth have discovered high concentrations of hazardous elements including antimony, barium, bromine, cadmium, chromium and lead in many second hand plastic toys. (2018-01-26)
Anesthetics have the same effects on plants as they have on animals and humans
A new study published in Annals of Botany has shown that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future. (2017-12-11)
An update on the road to better plastics for a sustainable future
Three Perspectives and an Editorial highlight issues and advances in developing plastics that are more sustainable and easier to recycle. (2017-11-16)
Scientific advances can make it easier to recycle plastics
Researchers report new approaches could dramatically increase the amount of plastic waste that can be successfully recycled. (2017-11-17)
Engineering a plastic-eating enzyme
Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world's biggest environmental problems. (2018-04-16)
Critical Materials Institute develops new acid-free magnet recycling process
A new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution and recovers high purity rare earth elements. (2017-09-07)
Tapeworm drug fights prostate cancer
A medicine against parasites contains a substance that kills prostate and colon cancer. (2017-11-15)
Computer system finds 'recipes' for producing materials
System could pore through millions of research papers to extract 'recipes' for producing materials. (2017-11-06)
A series of fortunate events
Volcanism is sometimes like food poisoning, where the Earth spews forth unstable material. (2017-11-27)
Resistance training enhances recycling capacity in muscles
A new study at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland reports that autophagosome content is increased by resistance training in previously untrained young men, but this response may be blunted by aging. (2018-04-09)
Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to improve permeable pavement
A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off. (2018-03-01)
Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change -- carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). (2017-11-17)
Sclerosis medicine can fight multi-resistant bacteria
A surprising discovery shows that a widely used and 20-year-old medicine used to treat multiple sclerosis can also beat a type of multi-resistant bacteria for which there are currently only a few effective drugs. (2017-11-22)
Diamond discovery under pressure
For the first time, scientists have found Earth's fourth most abundant mineral -- calcium silicate perovskite -- at Earth's surface. (2018-03-07)
Cellular self-digestion process triggers autoimmune disease
Autophagy allows cells to degrade and recycle their cellular components. (2017-12-13)
Cellular transport routes
Konstanz biologists discovered a previously unknown function of the SH3P2 protein, which plays an important role in the protein transport process of plants. (2017-08-10)
How smelly is your rubbish?
A new method is being developed to assess the odorous impact of composting. (2018-01-24)
To strengthen an opinion, simply say it is based on morality
Simply telling people that their opinions are based on morality will make them stronger and more resistant to counterarguments, a new study suggests. (2016-05-31)
Study quantifies potential for water reuse in permian basin oil production
Hydraulic fracturing has once again made the Permian Basin one of the richest oil fields in the world. (2017-09-06)
Organic fertilizers are an overlooked source of microplastic pollution
Organic fertilizers from biowaste fermentation act as a vehicle for microplastic particles to enter the terrestrial environment, with the amount of microplastic particles differing based on pre-treatment methods and plant type, a new study shows. (2018-04-04)
Less life: Limited phosphorus recycling suppressed early Earth's biosphere
The amount of biomass -- life -- in Earth's ancient oceans may have been limited due to low recycling of the key nutrient phosphorus, according to new research by the University of Washington and the University of St. (2017-11-27)
A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling?
Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered that E. (2018-01-08)
Optimizing recycling of scrap car parts yields big savings
Detailed sorting of scrap car parts could boost recycling rates to over 97 percent, saving billions and slashing greenhouse gas emissions. (2018-01-24)
Parts of the Earth's original crust remain in place today
Analysis of rock samples harvested from the Canadian Shield suggests the samples contain components of Earth's crust that existed more than 4.2 billion year ago. (2017-03-16)
Hazardous contamination found around lead battery recycling plants in 7 African countries
We collected 118 soil samples from seven African countries and analyzed them for lead. (2018-01-17)
The carbon dioxide loop
Marine biologists quantify the carbon consumption of bacterioplankton to better understand the ocean carbon cycle. (2017-03-16)
A new compound targets energy generation, thereby killing metastatic cells
Prof. Uri Nir, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University, and his team have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets the enzyme and kills the metastatic cells in mice with cancer. (2017-10-17)
Consumers care about carbon footprint
How much do consumers care about the carbon footprint of the products they buy? (2016-02-26)
Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakers
Experts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants. (2017-09-13)
World's largest cities depend on evaporated water from surrounding lands
A study found that 19 of the 29 largest cities in the world depend on evaporation from surrounding lands for more than one-third of their water supplies. (2018-03-13)
Why do consumers participate in 'green' programs?
From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company's 'green' program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by a Michigan State University researcher. (2016-07-22)
Conservationists' eco-footprints suggest education alone won't change behavior
A new study shows that even those presumably best informed on the environment find it hard to consistently 'walk the walk,' prompting scientists to question whether relying solely on information campaigns will ever be enough. (2017-10-10)
Study reveals ways collegiate sports venues can achieve 'zero waste'
Researchers at the University of Missouri recently published a study analyzing waste and recyclables during Mizzou's 2014 home football season. (2017-08-31)
Carbon dioxide as a raw material
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found a way to turn climate-damaging CO2 into an alcohol that could serve as a raw material for the chemical industry - without producing large amounts of salt waste that usually arise. (2018-04-17)
Untapped gold mine is lost from end-of-life vehicles
Vast quantities of scarce metals are being lost from Europe's urban mine of vehicles, including 20 tonnes of gold each year -- and the proportion of critical metals in vehicles is continuing to increase. (2018-03-06)
How antibiotic use in animals is contributing to antibiotic resistance
The overuse of veterinary antibiotics in animal production and the subsequent land applications of manure contribute to increased antibiotic resistance in soil. (2017-11-20)
Newly defined signaling pathway could mean better biofuel sources
A newly defined biochemical pathway in plants may provide the scientific tools to design plants that will yield larger quantities of alternative transportation fuels than currently can be produced, according to Purdue University researchers. (2008-03-07)
The connection between excess iron and Parkinson's disease
It's long been known that excess iron is found in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease, but the mechanism by which the iron wreaks damage on neurons has not been clear. (2016-01-26)
Syracuse U. researchers close to understanding 'disease mechanisms' of ALS
Syracuse University researchers are making strides in understanding the disease mechanism of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (2018-03-08)
Page 1 of 16 | 630 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   

Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Inspire To Action
What motivates us to take up a cause, follow a leader, or create change? This hour, TED speakers explore stories of inspirational leadership, and what makes some movements more successful than others. Guests include high school history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers, writer and behavioral researcher Simon Sinek, 2016 Icelandic presidential candidate Halla Tómasdóttir, professor of leadership Jochen Menges, and writer and activist Naomi Klein.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#474 Appearance Matters
This week we talk about appearance, bodies, and body image. Why does what we look like affect our headspace so much? And how do we even begin to research a topic as personal and subjective as body image? To try and find out, we speak with some of the researchers at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Psychology Professor Phillippa Diedrichs walks us through body image research, what we know so far, and how we know what we know. Professor of Appearance and Health Psychology Diana Harcourt talks about visible...