Paris Agreement Soon to Be in Force

"Passing the threshold for the Paris Agreement's entry into force is a historic moment, marking a new era of global consensus on climate change action. This agreement will further accelerate development of a multi-trillion dollar market for clean energy technology solutions that reduce heat-trapping emissions," Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.

LANL Improves Path to Producing Uranium Compounds

Starting materials developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory may be candidates for advanced nuclear fuels.

Villanova Students Develop a 'Greener' Soap

Using glycerol from a used cooking oil-to-biodiesel fuel conversion, engineering students developed a soap that is used to clean campus lab equipment and wash hands.

Georgia Tech assistant professor Kostas Konstantinidis (left) and biology graduate student Chengwei Luo have identified E. coli strains that might not indicate an environmental hazard. Image by Georgia Tech/Gary Meek

Georgia Tech Finds E. Coli Strains Adapted to Life Outside Waste

The results of the study suggest the need to develop a new culture-independent, genome-based coliform test to ensure water quality.

Reef Study: The More Biodiversity, the Better

Dalhousie and McGill university researchers, along with 53 colleagues, studied almost 2,000 coral reef locations to discover that the loss of species can have far-reaching consequences and suggests human population is to blame.

Mass-scale Algae Biodiesel Production Defies Physics, Study Says

Kansas State University researchers applied a carbon mass balance and found that the current algae diesel system will not eliminate U.S. dependence on petroleum diesel.

Alcoa Teams with Codex, CO2 Solutions on Carbon Capture

A pilot program will test the ability of proprietary enzyme technologies to reduce the environmental impact of industrial byproducts.

The military began substituting tungsten (left) for lead cores in bullets after 1999.

Tungsten May Not be Best Material for 'Green' Bullets

Researchers added small amounts of tungsten to the drinking water of laboratory mice and found that the material concentrated in their spleen and bones.

GE White Paper Claims 5% of World's Natural Gas Is Wasted

The company's study suggests that technologies, such as re-injection or pipeline development, exist to capture and use the gas instead of flaring it into the atmosphere.

Duke University study gathered data on four trees, including the magnolia tree, relating to climate change.

Duke Study Finds Trees More Sensitive to Climate Change

The 18-year study has resulted in a model that addresses competition and fecundity under climate variables.

New Energy, NREL Sign CRADA to Develop SolarWindow

The technology uses electricity-generating coatings that are "sprayed" on glass surfaces; the solar coatings are less than 1/10th the thickness of "thin" films and make use of the world’s smallest functional solar cells.

U.S. Automakers to Win Profits under Higher Mileage Standards

Two reports from Citi and Ceres predict U.S. car manufacturers will see greater sales than their global competitors.

Zhong Lin Wang and a nanogenerator

Georgia Tech Puts the Squeeze on Nano Power

In three to five years, environmental professionals could be using nanogenerators as a power source for sensors used in infrastructure monitoring, according to researchers.

Carbon Dating Analysis Finds Some Consumer Products Not So Green

The study led by a Seventh Generation chemist shows that manufacturers who desire to use less petroleum-derived carbon can incorporate radiocarbon dating per ASTM D6866-10 to verify the content of raw materials and finished products.

U.S. Army soldiers run after getting of a Blackhawk helicopter during an air assault mission in Ludifiyah, Iraq, in 2008. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Del Vecchio

U.S. Troops in Iraq Are Exposed to Fine Particulate Matter

Although the long-term health effects are not known, soldiers stationed in Iraq don't have the protection of air quality and toxic heavy metals regulations.

This U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service picture shows the remains of a Golden Eagle killed by a wind turbine.

Why Do Birds Collide with Manmade Objects?

Birmingham study suggests that birds may not be looking at what obstacles are straight ahead and some of them may not be able to slow their flying speed.

Online Article Submission Available for Water Environment Research

The peer-reviewed research journal receives about 300 new submissions annually.

Two members of the 92nd Civil Support Team take a sample of a simulated hazardous substance during training in 2005. The Nevada National Guard was called to assist Las Vegas Metro Police in 2008, with ricin. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka

Bleach Is Best for Detoxifying Ricin, FDA Study Shows

Bleach significantly reduced the toxicity of ricin within five minutes, noted Lauren Jackson, a research food technologist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Summit-Argo, Ill.

Lighter Weight Plant Fibers May be Used for Vehicle Plastics

Although the process is costly, researchers from Brazil said it takes just one pound of nano-cellulose to produce 100 pounds of super-strong, lightweight plastic.

Microwave Method Converts Used Motor Oil into Fuel

Researchers at the U.K.'s Cambridge University mixed samples of waste oil with a highly microwave-absorbent material and then heated the mixture to convert nearly 90 percent of the samples into fuel.