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Effective restoration of aquatic ecosystems

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:03:28 EDT ~ Despite having increased human wellbeing in the past, intense modifications by multiple and interacting pressures have degraded ecosystems and the sustainability of their goods and services. For ecosystem restoration to deliver on multiple environmental and societal targets, the process of restoration must be redesigned to create a unified and scale-dependent approach that integrates natural and social sciences as well as the broader restoration community, say researchers. Find out more...

Fuel from the air technology provides a path to new business for OPEC countries

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:46:04 EDT ~ Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the existing oil industry value chain intact. Find out more...

Nanoalloys ten times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:45:07 EDT ~ A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a precious and rare metal, by creating a nanoalloy using a new production technique. The technology is also well suited for mass production. Find out more...

Increasing aridity and land-use overlap have potential to cause social and economic conflict in dryland areas

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:12:56 EDT ~ Drylands are of environmental concern because broad-scale changes in these systems have the potential to affect 36 percent of the world's human population, suggests new research. Find out more...

Fueling the future

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:40:21 EDT ~ New research investigated the full life cycle impact of one promising 'second-generation biofuel' produced from short-rotation oak. The study found that second-generation biofuels made from managed trees and perennial grasses may provide a sustainable fuel resource. Find out more...

Groundwater loss tracked during drought in California's Central Valley

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:41:05 EDT ~ Significant groundwater loss in California's Central Valley during the recent drought and sparks questions of sustainability for the important agricultural area, a new study reveals. Find out more...

Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic change

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:36:20 EDT ~ The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a new study. Find out more...

Climate change refuge for corals discovered (and how we can protect it right now)

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:05:56 EDT ~ Scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate change. Find out more...

Green fleet technology

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:29:32 EDT ~ New research addresses the impact delivery trucks have on the environment by providing green solutions that keep costs down without sacrificing efficiency. Find out more...

Public divides over environmental regulation and energy policy

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:34:19 EDT ~ A 54 percent majority of US adults believe that 'government regulations are necessary to encourage businesses and consumers to rely more on renewable energy sources,' while 38 percent support the notion that 'the private marketplace will ensure that businesses and consumers rely more on renewable energy sources, even without government regulations,' according to a new survey. Find out more...