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isotopes

Greater Sustainability Thanks to Improved Isotope Analysis

Extracting hydrogen using water electrolysis, that is separating water into oxygen and hydrogen using electric current, could contribute to making energy generated from renewable...
environmental monitoring

Stanford Students Deploy Machine Learning to Aid Environmental Monitoring

As Hurricane Florence ground its way through North Carolina, it released what might politely be called an excrement storm. Massive hog farm manure pools...
food production

Global Study Shows Environmentally-Friendly Farming Can Increase Productivity

A major new study involving researchers from the University of York has measured a global shift towards more sustainable agricultural systems that provide environmental...
groundwatervideo

Groundwater Recharge Project Informs Statewide Sustainability Efforts

The depletion of California's aquifers by overpumping of groundwater has led to growing interest in "managed aquifer recharge," which replenishes depleted aquifers using available...
Fieldprint Calculator

Fieldprint Calculator Aids in Defining Physical, Economic Sustainability

Researchers in Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics are using a relatively new technology called the Fieldprint Calculator to help determine sustainability for...
droughts

Using ‘Shade Balls’ in Reservoirs May Use up More Water Than...

During droughts, communities may rely on water stored in reservoirs. However, significant amounts of water can evaporate from the surface of the reservoir.We are...
energy-water-food nexus

Sustainability Hinges on Water and Energy Use

The term sustainability is hard to define and even harder to put into practice. Three KAUST scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds discuss how sustainability...
Green spaces

Green Spaces in Cities Help Control Floods, Store Carbon

For many ecologists, fieldwork involves majestic mountains or rushing rivers or large tracts of wilderness. At the very least, it means exploring natural areas...
energy storage

Winton Symposium Tackles the Challenge of Energy Storage and Distribution

There is an urgent need to store and efficiently distribute energy to ensure the lights stay on.Nalin PatelStorage and distribution of energy is seen...
remote-controlled robots

A Green Idea

As students design, prototype, and build remote-controlled robots in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer-Aided Machine Design...
climate change

A Climate for Change: Research, Reflection, and Action Around Climate Change

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries will host an interactive sustainability event, “A Climate for Change: Research, Reflection and Action around Climate Change,” on...
sulfur

Getting Rid of the Last Bits of Sulfur in Fuel

Sulfur compounds in fuels such as gasoline and diesel create air pollution when the fuel is burned. To address that challenge, large-scale oil refinery...
adsorbent

Adsorbent That Can Selectively Remove Water Contaminants

Professor Cafer T. Yavuz and his team at the Graduate School of Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability (EEWS) have developed an adsorbent that can...
climate

Chilling Climate Revelations from the Last Ice Age

About 14,000 years ago, the southwest United States was lush and green, home to saber-toothed cats and mammoths. Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest was mostly...
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Teaching Robots to Solve Their Own Problems

“I’m sorry, Dave. You told me to take out the trash, but there’s a big box blocking the door to the trash chute.” If...
Nitrogen Assessment

California Nitrogen Assessment Shows the State of the Science on Nitrogen...

Nitrogen is essential for agriculture but also has health and environmental impacts. The California Nitrogen Assessment, a new report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at...
materials

Biobased alternative for sound and vibration-reducing materials in railway systems

Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research is working on the development of environmentally-friendly resins for elastic rail fastening systems. These polymers are currently often...