Environment

Bioconstruction: Beyond hempcrete

One of the common beliefs about bio-construction is that it is only for rich people. According to Mike Lawrence, Professor at the BRE CICM (Centre...

Technology helps reduce solar energy costs while protecting environment

A Purdue University alumnus is using clean, solar energy to drastically reduce the electric bill for his northern Indiana hog farm with the help...

Scientists turn carbon emissions into usable energy

Scientists have developed a system that produces electricity and hydrogen (H2) while eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the main contributor of global warming. The...

As the oceans rise, so do your risks of breast cancer

It is encouraging to see greater attention in the media to the issue of climate change and its effects on the life-support systems of...

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger

The energy in ocean waves has been increasing as a consequence of climate change, according to a new study. Sea level rise puts coastal areas...

New technology can clean water twice as fast as current ultrafiltration membranes

Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It’s highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly — and could provide clean...

How connected vehicles’ windshield wipers could prevent flooding

One of your car’s oldest features has been put to a new, high-tech use by University of Michigan researchers. Utilizing a test fleet in the...

Air pollution linked to higher risk of sleep apnea

The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals...

Beech trees are dying, and nobody’s sure why

A confounding new disease is killing beech trees in Ohio and elsewhere, and plant scientists are sounding an alarm while looking for an explanation. In...

Exposure to these 4 toxic metals linked to stroke and heart disease

In a recent study, researchers found that the exposure to lead, copper, cadmium, and arsenic is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease...