Environment

How do we cope with demands for water as we enter an era of...

Urban water systems in California and elsewhere face a time of reckoning, warns Richard Luthy, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford. Groundwater aquifers...

Why doesn’t the U.S. bury its power lines?

It is nearing the end of a highly destructive hurricane season in the United States. The devastation of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina...

AHA: ozone pollution may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke

Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association...

Wind farms may help reduce hurricane precipitation

With the United States being pummeled over the last couple of years with several high-category, high-damage hurricanes, the University of Delaware's Cristina Archer recently...
Recycling photovoltaic waste could boost circular economy

Recycling photovoltaic waste could boost circular economy

An EU-funded initiative has developed methods for recovering valuable materials from photovoltaic (PV) waste such as silicon (Si) for re-use in the industry. According to...

Reducing CO2 emissions could help power plants use less water

The U.S. electrical power industry uses nearly half of all water in the country. Power plants use water for cooling and creating steam to turn...

Climate change could cause global beer shortages, says new study

Severe climate events could cause shortages in the global beer supply, according to new research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study warns...

Does climate vary more from century to century when it is warmer?

Century-scale climate variability was enhanced when the Earth was warmer during the Last Interglacial period (129-116 thousand years ago) compared to the current interglacial...

Californian whales may save their Russian cousins

Hope for an alarmingly low number of gray whales in the western Pacific Ocean might rest with their cousins to the east, according to...

Air pollution linked to increased mouth cancer risk

High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of...