Environment

Fighting smog could help China increase solar power production massively

Fighting smog could help China increase solar power production massively

The air in Beijing is often very bad. The city sinks under a brown cover made of exhaust gases from industry, cars and coal fires,...

Recycle your old mobile phone to save gorilla populations

Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in danger of extinction due to mining of special metals found in mobile phones. Are you among...

What’s the difference between relative humidity and dew point?

Meteorologists often report the amount of moisture in the air as relative humidity or dew point. These measures can be confusing to people who are...

Wave power could make clean drinking water

Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, live in areas of water scarcity, mostly in developing countries. Traditional reverse osmosis (R/O)...

Sydney’s orange sky reminds us how unpredictable dust storms can be

People in Sydney woke on the morning of Thursday November 22 to see a bright orange sky as the sun was blotted out by...

4 toxic metals in environment linked to heart disease and stroke

In a recent study, researchers found that the exposure to lead, copper, cadmium, and arsenic is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease...
Toward net energy wastewater treatment with current technology

Toward net energy wastewater treatment with current technology

Municipal wastewater treatment in Europe consumes the energy equivalent of around two power stations per year – but could actually be generating the energy...

How to best repower wind farms for cheaper green energy

With lowest cost green energy considered the future, understanding how to 'repower' existing onshore wind farms supports the Scottish government and industry desire to...

Long-term exposure to road traffic noise may increase the risk of obesity

Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity. This was the conclusion of a study involving the participation of...
Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days

Half of the world’s annual precipitation falls in just 12 days

Climate change likely to make global precipitation more uneven Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12...