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Sustainable Bioenergy Production Supported by USDA

The USDA will be providing $10 million in research grants as an effort to expand the production of bioenergy and bio-based products.

Environmental Education Grant Awarded to Utah Society

The EPA has provided a $25,000 grant to the Utah Society, which will help enhance the environmental justice program at the University of Utah.

New Environmental Assessment Model for Estuaries in Tasmania

Researchers have begun working on a new computer model that will allow communities and aquaculture industries to better assess the human and environmental impacts on estuarine and marine ecosystems in Tasmania.

Gray Water May Help Texas Landscapes Stay Green

Researchers at Texas A&M University are investigating gray water, hoping that the reuse of 'soapy' water can become a statewide interest.

Applications Open for 2013 Cohort of Kinship Conservation Fellows

Applications are now being accepted for the Kinship Conservation program until Jan. 26. The event will run from June 29 – July 26, 2013.

NASA to Hold International Scientific Meeting in January

On Jan. 10-14, 2013 Karunya University will be hosting the International Regional Scientific Meeting, which focuses on land-use, land-cover, and water resources in South Asia.

Antarctic Glaciers Melting as Sea Water Warms

The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected, causing oceanographers to find ways to improve predictions of future changes in ice sheet mass.

EIA Releases U.S. Energy Production Projections

EIA has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2013 (AEO2013) Reference case today. The report predicts that the growth in total energy production will exceed the growth of total energy consumption in the U.S. through the year 2040.

High Nitrous Oxide Levels in California

With a new method for estimating greenhouse gases, researchers have found that the levels of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, are much higher than previous predictions.

Student Teams Receive Funding from EPA for Sustainable Technology Competition

The EPA has awards $15,000 grants to 45 college teams, a total of $675,000, in phase I of its People, Prosperity and the Planet annual student design competition, which is geared toward sustainable technology.

Artificial Watershed Gets First Rain

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.

USDA Develops Clothing to Protect U.S. Troops from Insects

USDA scientists are helping out military personnel deployed overseas by outfitting soldiers with clothing that repels or kills disease-transmitting mosquitos and sand flies.

Sugar Created from Palm Oil Extraction Waste

A research team in Singapore has used plant waste matter from palm oil extraction to make a useful sugar.

A Strange Ingredient for Sustainable Farm Fertilizer

As scientists have searched for a sustainable slow-release fertilizer, an ingredient used in some diarrhea medicines may prove to be the answer.

A Tobacco Tree Could be Used as Biofuel

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.

Arizona State University Received Grant to Advance Carbon Capture Technology

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.

Sea Levels Rising Faster than Previously Expected

According to new research, sea-levels are rising 60 perfect faster than central projections made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Drought Stress Makes Forest Ecosystems Vulnerable

Researchers have found that increasing drought conditions have made plants operate at their top safety threshold, making forest ecosystems vulnerable to escalating environmental stress.

Airborne Particles Transport Pollutants Around the World

The symbiotic relationship between airborne particles and pollutants demonstrate how city pollution ends up in faraway places such as the Arctic.

Ancient Microbes Found in Antarctic Lake

Scientists have discovered ample and diverse metabolically active bacteria in an Antarctic lake sealed under more than 65 feet of ice.

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