"The e-waste challenge has many facets. Illegal shipment is just one aspect, and it causes substantial losses of valuable resources. At the same time, the illegal trade in e-waste leads to extreme pollution cases at local dump sites," said Dr. Jaco Huisman, scientific coordinator of the project.
The average annual rate of forest loss has tripled since 2008, when the price of gold soared.
"Between 1990 and 2010—a period that saw almost feverish growth and investment in municipal recycling programs, education and infrastructure—Americans have persisted in wasting more beverage containers than they've recycled," the Container Recycling Institute reports.
Gas-fired cogen plants are common, but biomass-fueled plants have the added benefit of using a renewable, practically inexhaustible fuel source.
- By Chadwick Wasilenkoff
- Oct 29, 2013
Harmony between wind and water boosts power production
GE helped Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., enhance the safety of its campus community by reducing the use of acid and caustic chemicals in the university’s utility plant.
Recent IPCC report sites human influence cause of global warming
The EPA administrator and secretary of energy will participate in a White House Google+ Hangout starting at 12:15 p.m. EDT.
A new research study discovered that tropical trees can fix themselves by capturing nitrogen from the air after being logged.
In a word, the key to future biofuel development stinks.
The program to fund and accelerate scientific and technological innovations to manage water in developing and emerging countries.
Chemical company Orica, along with the Australian and the New South Wales Governments, will fund the construction of a CO2 mineral carbonation research pilot plant at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
The agencies' memorandum of collaboration continues their work to make oil and gas exploration safer and more environmentally sustainable, officials said.
The 55,000-square-foot facility in West Bridgewater, Mass., has expanded capabilities for recycling fluorescent lamps, ballast, batteries, computer electronics, and mercury-bearing waste.
Long Beach constructs 12-foot wall from mulch to reduce noise and visual pollution of Terminal Island Freeway. The project cost $150,000.
It is the first in California to achieve Greenroads certification, the Greenroads Foundation announced.
The NREL is partnering up with Ecopetrol, an oil company in Colombia, to use residue from palm oil and sugar cane harvesting to make fuel ethanol for blending with gasoline.
Dr. Mark Schaefer's responsibilities including overseeing fisheries management and preserving coastal resources.
Advanced plastic cooling towers help ensure reliability of solar-powered cooling project and water treatment plant in Middle East.
J.W. Winco, Inc. has started a new green roofing project in New Berlin, Wisconsin to showcase the latest in their pro-environmental efforts.