In a study performed by the U.S.G.S., bats recovering from white-nose syndrome (WNS) show evidence of IRIS, a condition that is experienced by HIV-AIDS patients. If IRIS is proven to be present in bats surviving WNS, this would be the first natural occurrence of IRIS ever observed.
Conventional manufacturing processes for aircraft engine parts is very costly and requires a significant amount of energy, but new technologies are being researched in order to find ways to reduce the environmental impact of aerospace manufacturing.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a new insect growth regulator that helps combat house flies that spread harmful bacteria to food.
An inventor has created a new water distillation system that makes non-potable water drinkable, which makes it a perfect solution during natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy.
Besides allowing China to monitor pollution and natural disasters, the trio of satellites will be used in making decisions about deploying emergency aid and reconstruction.
Researchers from the University of Michigan found that ethanol-based liquids mix actively with water, making a biofuel spill potentially more harmful to aquatic life than oil spills.
During this holiday season, people can use ecofriendly artificial logs made from grass clippings to create a warm and welcoming blaze in fireplaces.
Researchers have presented an extensive analysis of the role of nanomaterials in environmental remediation and monitoring, which can be used to clean up toxins and bacteria from natural waters, wastewaters, and the air.
John Hopkins engineering students won $15,000 in a competition for adapting a Korean paper-making technique into a method for impoverished villagers to make paper for underequipped schools.
Israel’s first Green Roofs Ecology research center has been dedicated at the University of Haifa. The center will focus on research and development of non-irrigated green roofs that are suitable for Middle Eastern climates.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals.
"By using transparent superhydrophobic coatings on collector mirrors, we can create high performance and low maintenance concentrating solar power electricity generation," team leader Scott Hunter said.
The R/V/ Sikuliaq is the U.S. academic fleet's first global class, ice-capable ship owned by the National Science Foundation. Its home port is the University of Alaska, Fairbanks’ Seward Marine Center in Seward, Alaska.
Colleagues at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln conducted a study in order to offer fish the same protection as migratory birds.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Commerce Under Secretary Francisco Sanchez announced it during WEFECT 2012.
The new center is the only facility in the country completely dedicated to the ecosystem science of coral reefs.
Nancy Rabalais, marine ecologist and executive director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, won one of 23 new fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Using a new computational method, researchers at the Commerce Department agency found these have low global warming potential and boiling points low enough to be used in common refrigeration equipment.
First author Dr. Crystal Smith-Spangler, MD, emphasized the overall effect of the study was to get people to make better eating habits overall.
The awards for four projects by the Office of Weather and Air Quality in the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research total about $879,000.