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NASA's Hubble confirms that galaxies are the ultimate recyclers
New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements. (2011-11-17)
Turning "Unrecyclable" Waste Into Plastic Products
Often recyclers are left with an unpleasant pile of dark rank smelling scrap yard shredder waste that refuses to transform into anything intrinsically useful. (1998-09-04)
Ancient red dye powers new 'green' battery
Rose madder -- a natural plant dye once prized throughout the Old World to make fiery red textiles -- has found a second life as the basis for a new (2012-12-11)
Yale study: Not enough metals in earth to meet global demand
Researchers studying supplies of copper, zinc and other metals have determined that these finite resources, even if recycled, may not meet the needs of the global population forever, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2006-01-25)
Farming on Mars? The Martian raises questions about soil
In the recent sci-fi hit, The Martian, the main character, astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon), manages to grow potatoes on the planet with a mix of ingenuity, science, and a bit of Hollywood make-believe. (2015-10-29)
USABc awards $1 million to WPI for a novel recycling process for lithium-ion batteries
The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors, has awarded a two-year, $1 million contract to a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to support further development and scale-up of a novel process for recycling lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and producing new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) battery cells using the recovered cathode materials. (2016-02-17)
Sucking up spilt oil
Spilt crude oil has repeatedly polluted and even destroyed marine ecosystems. (2017-07-07)
Key difference in how TB bacteria degrade doomed proteins
Scientists have discovered a key difference in the way human cells and Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause TB, deliver unwanted proteins to their respective cellular recycling factories. (2010-10-17)
Finland to get a Center of Water Efficiency Excellence
Kemira Oyj and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will establish a Centre of Water Efficiency Excellence to Finland. (2010-03-09)
'Buried dams' help clean recycled water
Disease-causing microbes can effectively be eliminated from recycled water by storing it underground, new research by CSIRO scientists has found. (2002-03-06)
Penn State Researchers Study Used Mushroom Compost
Penn State researchers will study mushroom substrate, the medium in which commercial mushrooms are grown, with an eye toward the best recycling method. (1997-08-12)
UCI receives $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to research electronic waste
UC Irvine has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to reduce the environmental and health dangers posed by discarded electronics like cell phones. (2005-08-15)
New processing steps promise more economical ethanol production
The largest challenge for bioconversion from raw materials to bioethanol is high processing costs, resulting in higher prices for bioethanol than for gasoline. (2006-03-30)
Adhesive tricks to recycle old computers
Materials scientists from Cornell and the State University of New York at Binghamton have found what is required to make the adhesive Alpha-Terp (2000-08-21)
The Danish nitrogen budget in a nutshell
To get a clearer overall picture of the sources and sinks of nitrogen, scientists from Aarhus University have developed a national nitrogen budget for Denmark for the years 1990 to 2010. (2015-09-30)
GROWing the next generation of water recycling plants
A vegetated rooftop recycling system has been developed that allows water to be used twice before it is flushed into the communal waste water system. (2005-12-08)
Chemistry research breakthrough that could improve nuclear waste recycling technologies
Researchers from The University of Manchester have taken a major step forward by describing the quantitative modelling of the electronic structure of a family of uranium nitride compounds -- a process that could in the future help with nuclear waste recycling technologies. (2016-12-21)
Notre Dame research offers important clues about grasshopper population explosions
A long-running research project be University of Notre Dame biologist Gary Belovsky is examining what limits grasshopper populations and the role played by grasshoppers in prairie ecosystems. (2011-02-25)
Urban grime releases air pollutant when exposed to sunlight
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have determined that natural sunlight triggers the release of smog-forming nitrogen oxide compounds from the grime that typically coats buildings, statues and other outdoor surfaces in urban areas. (2015-08-17)
Engines of change: WPI team recovers rare earths from electric and hybrid vehicle motors
In an effort to help develop a domestic supply of rare earth elements, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a novel method of chemically separating these materials -- specifically neodymium, dysprosium, and praseodymium -- from the drive units and motors of discarded electric and hybrid cars. (2015-09-30)
Ag and food research funding supported
Three scientific societies praise the Obama administration's commitment to doubling funding for the US Department of Agriculture. (2016-02-08)
Scientists at Scripps Research Institute discover how 2 proteins help keep cells healthy
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have determined how two proteins help create organelles, or specialized subunits within a cell, that play a vital role in maintaining cell health. (2012-12-02)
Recycling light
In a study published in Nature Nanotechnology, a team of MIT researchers describes a way to recycle light emitted at unwanted infrared wavelengths while optimizing the emission at useful visible wavelengths. (2016-01-11)
Another kind of paper chase: The new quest for soft toilet paper
A growing shortage of high-quality paper for recycling into new paper products threatens to thwart consumers' preferences for oh-so-soft toilet paper, according to an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly news magazine. (2010-04-21)
Massive deforestation found in Brazil's Cerrado
Agricultural expansion in Brazil's Cerrado is quickly chewing up rainforests and savannas -- even altering the region's water cycle, a first-of-its-kind study finds. (2016-04-01)
A surprising molecular switch
In a standard biology textbook, cells tend to look more or less the same from all sides. (2012-02-19)
Two proteins work together to help cells eliminate trash and Parkinson's may result
Two proteins that share the ability to help cells deal with their trash appear to need each other to do their jobs and when they don't connect, it appears to contribute to development of Parkinson's disease, scientists report. (2015-08-20)
Health care accounts for 8 percent of US carbon footprint
The American health-care sector accounts for nearly a tenth of the country's carbon dioxide emissions, according to a first-of-its-kind calculation of health care's carbon footprint. (2009-11-10)
Stirred not mixed: How seawater turbulence affects marine food webs
New research shows that ocean turbulence directly affects the ability of microscopic marine organisms to recycle organic material back into the food web. (2012-11-05)
Beaumont receives national 'green' award
Beaumont has received the 2013 (2013-05-01)
Dartmouth-Hitchcock joins effort to green nation's operating rooms
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has joined the Greening the Operating Room (GOR) Initiative, Practice Greenhealth's broad coalition that plans to develop a sweeping and prescriptive path to green the country's operating rooms. (2011-01-11)
Minerals from Papua New Guinea hold secret for recycling of noble gases
A new study by Suzanne Baldwin, the Michael G. and Susan T. (2015-12-09)
UMass polymer scientists aiming to turn scrap tires into environmentally friendly products
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are working on two separate projects aimed at reducing the numbers of used tires clogging the nation's landfills. (2002-03-05)
Residents near Chinese e-waste site face greater cancer risk
Residents living near an e-waste recycling site in China face elevated risks of lung cancer. (2013-01-22)
EUREKA at CeBIT 2003
EUREKA will be present at CeBIT, the world's largest IT and telecommunications trade fair. (2003-02-14)
Global Sourcing Council's annual meeting to focus on global e-waste challenges, Dec. 3
The Global Sourcing Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Wed., Dec. (2008-11-19)
Fish farming gobbles up phosphorus
Fish farming is the largest source of phosphorus emissions in Norway, generating about 9,000 tonnes a year. (2015-10-22)
Rapamycin prevents Parkinson's in mouse model of incurable neurodegenerative disease
Rapamycin, a drug that extends lifespan in several species, prevented Parkinson's disease in middle-age mice that were genetically fated to develop the incurable neurodegenerative disease. (2015-09-16)
Nanotechnology makes big inroads into construction industry
The small science of nanotechnology -- which deals with objects so tiny that thousands would fit inside the period at the end of this sentence -- is having a big impact in the construction industry, according to the cover story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the American Chemical Society's weekly news magazine. (2011-06-15)
Doctor warns about lead poisoning risk from recycling older electronic equipment
The disposal and recycling of electronic devices has increased exposure to lead and other toxicants and created 'an emerging health concern,' according to a pediatrician who directs the Environmental Health and Lead Clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (2015-07-28)
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