The world’s only artificial watershed inside the Biosphere 2 at the University of Arizona receives its first rain, giving researchers the first opportunity to study how water, soil, plants, and microbes interact in a realistic setting; this rare chance could help improve future global climate models.
GM’s Components Holdings LLC plant in Lockport, N.Y. has become the automaker’s 103rd facility to obtain landfill-free status, putting the company one step closer to achieving its goal of having 125 landfill-free sites by 2020.
According to a new study, pesticides currently used in treatment processes for tap water could be to blame for food allergies that afflict 15 million Americans.
USDA scientists are helping out military personnel deployed overseas by outfitting soldiers with clothing that repels or kills disease-transmitting mosquitos and sand flies.
On Dec.11, a new group that hopes to protect and improve water quality and flows of North and South Llano Rivers will be holding a meeting. Local residents are encouraged to attend.
A research team in Singapore has used plant waste matter from palm oil extraction to make a useful sugar.
As scientists have searched for a sustainable slow-release fertilizer, an ingredient used in some diarrhea medicines may prove to be the answer.
Alaska Waste’s biodiesel plant in Anchorage transforms cooking oil into transportation fuel; the company also uses that fuel to operate their own vehicles.
Researchers at Royal Holloway have identified a tobacco tree that could produce biofuels, and have been awarded a grant for further research from the European Union.
A door hardware company in New Haven, Conn. will pay $39,075 in fines for violating state and federal hazardous waste laws.
In order to pursue high-risk, high-reward advances with the potential to change the way the nation consumes and generates energy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Arizona State University (ASU) a grant for alternative energy research.
During the Dec. 7 SWANA online presentation, Allison Tyldesley, landfill technician at the Halton Waste Management Site in Ontario, Canada, will explain the actions that will keep it open until at least 2040.
The EPA announced today that it has temporarily suspended BP Exploration and Production, Inc., BP PLC and named affiliated companies (BP) from new contracts with the federal government.
According to new research, sea-levels are rising 60 perfect faster than central projections made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Researchers have found that increasing drought conditions have made plants operate at their top safety threshold, making forest ecosystems vulnerable to escalating environmental stress.
According to a plant biologist, buying a real Christmas tree is better on the environment than using an artificial one for a few years and then throwing it away.
The Zero Waste Challenge's goal is to divert 100 percent of the 2013 tournament's waste away from landfills and into recycling and compost facilities –- not easy for an event that claims to attract the largest galleries of any golf tournament anywhere.
Scientists have discovered ample and diverse metabolically active bacteria in an Antarctic lake sealed under more than 65 feet of ice.
The symbiotic relationship between airborne particles and pollutants demonstrate how city pollution ends up in faraway places such as the Arctic.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released an updated version of the U.S. National Solar Radiation Database. The database tracks hourly solar and meteorological parameters and is widely used by renewable energy analysts and others to plan, size, and site solar electric systems.