The first global assessment of the role ecosystems play in providing sanitation found that nature provides at least 18% of sanitation services in 48 cities around the world, according to researchers in the UK and India. The study was published in the journal on February 19 One earthIt is estimated that more than 2 million […]
Chemical manufacturers often use toxic solvents like alcohols and benzene to make products like pharmaceuticals and plastics. Researchers are investigating a previously overlooked and misunderstood phenomenon in the chemical reactions from which these products are made. This discovery brings a new fundamental understanding of catalytic chemistry and a stepping stone to practical applications that could […]
In order to prevent the looming environmental crisis, it is imperative that we find efficient and sustainable ways to avoid waste. One area with much room for improvement is the recycling of waste heat from industrial processes and technological devices into electricity. Thermoelectric materials are the focus of research in this area as they enable […]
In a study of local rivers, experts from the University of Nottingham in the UK found more invertebrates – backbone animals like insects and snails – living on garbage than on rocks. In urban rivers, where there are no better alternatives, litter provided the largest, most stable, and most complex habitat for invertebrates to live. […]
AHDB is testing new treatments to reduce the number of cabbage stores lost in storage due to diseases caused by extremely wet weather.
For the first time, researchers have used a novel catalyst process to recycle a type of plastic found in shopping bags and food packaging, toys and electronics into liquid fuel and wax. The team published its results on December 10th in Applied Catalysis B: Environment. "Plastics are essential materials in our lives because they bring […]