A few years ago, award-winning science writer and eco-expert Fred Pearce made a shocking and rather eye-opening statement that "just 16 of the world's largest ships can produce as much lung-clogging sulfur pollution as all the world's cars." Coastlines are filled with bigger...
Canadian utility giant Ontario Power Generation say the layers of rock where it proposes a deep underground nuclear waste storage facility are solid, stable and well-suited for the job. But what’s at the surface and less than a...
The legal and medical issues at Love Canal are still playing out. Occidental Petroleum, which ended up with responsibility for the toxic site, reached settlements with 1,300 residents in 1983, New York State in 1994 and the Justice Department one year later. But now some...
A few simple chemical processes can actually make your Thanksgiving meal tastier and healthier, and even help you deal with the heartburn that often comes after stuffing yourself. A Bytesize Science video from the American Chemical Society offers some hints.
Researchers from Sweden and Germany have found that climate change and ocean acidification is ruining the digestive systems of marine animals. They conducted the study on a larval stage of green sea urchins Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. The research shows that marine...
For centuries, humans looking to tame the skies have tried to mimic the movements of birds and insects. But engineers building flying machines have now found an unlikely muse: the ocean-dwelling jellyfish. A tiny flying robot built at a lab in New York University mimics...
Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites, a common and harmful contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers. While it's possible to remove nitrates and nitrites from...
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