Research and Technology


While Wildfire Technology Grows in Australia, U.S. Funding for Fighting Fires Dwindles During Corona

While Wildfire Technology Grows in Australia, U.S. Funding for Fighting Fires Dwindles During Corona

This year started with a burning Australia and then a worldwide pandemic. As Australia recovers from its scorched landscape with new fire response technology, the U.S. enters into a hot summer season of high fire risk—with little wildfire funding after COVID-19.

Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Businesses have a responsibility to consider to environment--for the sake of the earth and consumers. That responsibility does not disappear during a pandemic, as climate change, resource scarcity, and many other challenges do not shelter in place along with us.

A Little Nudging Goes a Long Way When It Comes to Water Efficiency

A Little Nudging Goes a Long Way When It Comes to Water Efficiency

Water efficiency is just as much about improved technologies as it is changing consumers' behavior. One study shows how a little consumer nudge goes a long way--even on a city-wide scale.

The Visuals of Climate Change: The NYT Greenhouse Part 2

Today the New York Times hosted its second digital climate change event, The Greenhouse, to talk about climate change stories using visual elements—and how the simple technology of a photo has helped transform the climate change discussion over the last few decades.

Using Big Data Technology for Environmental Protection

Using Big Data Technology for Environmental Protection

Environmental protection is benefiting big time from big data.

HP Inc. Continues to Lead: Here are the Company’s Newest, Eco-Friendly Products

One of the world’s largest and most environmentally-conscious companies is not stopping its technological and eco-friendly innovation. It recently announced some new products you don’t want to miss.

U.N. Climate Talks Close with Little Agreement or Global Unity

U.N. Climate Talks Close with Little Agreement or Global Unity

The COP25 of this year, hosted in Madrid, proved a disheartening end to urgent climate talks. World leaders disagreed on how to discuss a number of topics, let alone do something about them.

European Union Adopts New Guidance to Reduce Light Pollution

European Union Adopts New Guidance to Reduce Light Pollution

Light pollution is a real thing, and it affects the environment and humans alike. Assuming average eyesight, about half of the EU population has now lost its ability to see the Milky Way galaxy arch across the night sky.

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Earlier this week, researchers received $1.2 million to develop a model to better measure the effects of particulate air pollution on human health, according to the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development through SERDP

Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development through SERDP

Between now and January 7, 2020, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is soliciting applications for funding for environmental research and development projects. Selected proposals will see funded research and development beginning in 2021.

The World’s Largest Water Reuse Project is in its Final Stages

The World’s Largest Water Reuse Project is in its Final Stages

The final expansion of the Groundwater Replenishment System was celebrated in Orange County yesterday. The project poses high hopes for the future of California’s water systems.

These Defense Programs Changed the Landscape of Environmental and Energy Technologies as We Know It

The Defense Programs That Changed the Landscape of Environmental and Energy Technologies as We Know It

The Department of Defense prioritizes safety of course, but it’s also focusing its efforts on environmental security and innovation.

120WaterAudit Provides a New Solution to Clean Water

120WaterAudit Provides a New Solution to Clean Water

As headlines pop up around the country of contaminated water sources in places like Newark and Flint, 120WaterAudit has stepped up with a technological solution.

Choosing the Right Connectivity Solution for Your Agricultural Technology

Choosing the Right Connectivity Solution for Your Agricultural Technology

Ultimately the right connectivity option depends on the technology and its deployment, but to help make your decision here are my top seven things to consider.

DOE Funds 40 New Projects

The selected OPEN 2018 projects are in 21 states and fall into nine technical categories, including transportation, electricity generation and delivery, and energy efficiency.

Scientists Analyzing Smoke of Western Wildfires

The project brings together scientists from five universities and the NSF-funded National Center for Atmospheric Research. "This is a challenging field campaign," said atmospheric scientist Emily Fischer of Colorado State University. "It's not like measuring the plume from, say, a power plant."

Senate Hearing Looks at Shark Research

"Sharks and the scientists who study them have led us to improvements in aerodynamics, renewable energy, electrical sensors, and health and medical research. Innovative shark research can benefit marine ecosystems and continue to raise public awareness about these important species," said committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D.

Nominations Sought for 2018 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Nominations for innovations in six categories are due by July 2, 2018. The categories are academic, small business, greener synthetic pathways, greener reaction conditions, designing greener chemicals, and climate change.

Siemens Gamesa to Build Australian Wind Farm with Storage Battery

The company's contract with the renewable energy company Neoen calls for Siemens Gamesa to build the entire complex and then maintain it for 25 years.

Volvo's Sales of Electric Buses Top 4,000

Volvo Buses has now sold more than 4000 electrified Volvo buses to customers around the world, the company announced March 14, saying its latest order is for 90 hybrid buses from Brussels.