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Human wastewater valuable to global agriculture, economics

Human wastewater valuable to global agriculture, economics

It may seem off-putting to some, but human waste is full of nutrients that can be recycled into valuable products that could promote agricultural...

Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent in five years,...

The volume of wastewater new wells generate during their first year of production has also increased by up to 1,440 percent The amount of water...

Scientists discover a fast way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere

Scientists have developed an accelerated way to produce magnesite at room temperature, a mineral which can capture the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere. Removing...
Walmart aims to eventually get 100 percent of its power from renewable sources, like these solar panels on a Sam’s Club in Glendora, Calif.

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here’s what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make. For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter...
We’re at risk of toppling into a ‘hothouse Earth’

We’re at risk of toppling into a ‘hothouse Earth’

Even if we achieve the carbon emissions reductions that the Paris Agreement calls for, there is the risk of the planet entering “hothouse Earth”...
How changing your diet could save animals from extinction

How changing your diet could save animals from extinction

Transforming large swaths of the tropics into farmland could render almost one-third of wildlife there extinct, new research suggests. From the Amazon rain forests to...
For heart health, environment really matters

For heart health, environment really matters

In a new research project including three studies, researchers find that current extreme-weather warning may not be sufficient to protect people and that owning...
Wearable 'microbrewery' could help check daily radiation exposure instantly

Wearable ‘microbrewery’ could help check daily radiation exposure instantly

The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment...
Scientists present concept to eliminate traffic jams

Scientists present concept to eliminate traffic jams

A team of researchers from Cologne and New York present proposals for the traffic management of the future. A dynamic and fair toll for road...

Carbon dioxide levels on flight deck affect airline pilot performance

Higher carbon dioxide levels on the flight deck directly affect pilots’ flight performance Commercial airline pilots were significantly better at performing advanced maneuvers in a...