The report details ways in which disaster risk managers can improve their decision making by integrating climate information into their operations.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $3 million to better understand how the liver responds to environmental toxicants. Four academic institutions, including Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will develop ways to enhance what society knows about environmental contaminants and the liver, the body’s waste treatment organ.
This summer two NASA research airplanes will fly over the Baltimore-Washington region and northeast Maryland as part of a mission to enhance the capability of satellites to measure ground-level air quality from space.
Groundwater is a major drinking water resource, and it is vital to determine if vinyl chloride can be further degraded into harmless compounds.
The study found that, overall, composition of a plant community is a weak predictor of the composition of a bee community, which may seem counterintuitive at first, said USGS scientist and study lead Ralph Grundel
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has contained and smothered a landfill fire on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota. The landfill is located 13 miles south of Red Shirt along BIA Highway 41.
How does the power output from solar panels fluctuate when the clouds roll in? And can researchers predict these fluctuations? UC San Diego researchers have found the answer to these questions.
The Peruvian government announced that the massive Inambari Dam, planned on a major Amazonian tributary, has been canceled after years of strong community opposition.
As part of the Change the World Challenge competition sponsored by the Office of Entrepreneurship each semester, Rensselaer University students select a topic from a range of challenges with the potential to improve human life, and offer an innovative and sustainable solution to that challenge.
Bobby Joe Knapp, of West Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James E. Gritzner to 41 months in prison for conspiring to violate the Clean Air Act.
Scientists embark this week from Alaska on the second and final campaign of a NASA field campaign to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems.
Researchers found that sucralose is remarkably resistant to breakdown processes common in wastewater treatment plants, ultimately finding its way into ground and surface waters.
During the last space shuttle flight, scheduled for July 8, 2011, astronauts will test a new method for recycling "used" water. Water is essential for life, and having access to water beyond Earth will be a major obstacle for future space explorers.
Meat grown using tissue engineering techniques, so-called "cultured meat," would generate up to 96 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally produced meat, according to a new study.
In September KLM will launch more than 200 flights being operated on biokerosene between Amsterdam and Paris.
Jane Danowitz, U.S. public lands director for the Pew Environment Group, issued a statement in reaction to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's proposal to withdraw nearly 1 million acres of public land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park from new mining claims.
The tool offers a comprehensive platform that allows businesses to control provisioning, billing, management, and solution/application development of their own M2M solution.
Climate change disasters, such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, dieback of the Amazon rainforest, or collapse of the Atlantic overturning circulation, could be predicted argues a University of Exeter researcher.
The award honors Genomatica's affect on the production of major industrial chemicals – those made and sold in billions of pounds per year – with better economics and a smaller environmental footprint, using biological organisms and renewable feedstocks.
A new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of a locally-tailored air quality management strategy for Detroit found that it would result in significantly improved health benefits for those most at risk.