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October 18, 2020

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Plastic Bags Could Be 'Eco-Friendlier' Than Paper and Cotton

Scientists have modeled the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of using different types of shopping bags and report that in cities like Singapore, single-use plastic bags (made from high-density ...

How a Toxic Chromium Species Could Form in Drinking Water

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought much-needed attention to the problem of potentially toxic metals being released from drinking water distribution pipes when water chemistry changes. Now, ...

Satellite Imaging to Map Groundwater Use in California's Central Valley

Researchers report in a new study a way to improve groundwater monitoring by using a remote sensing technology (known as InSAR), in conjunction with climate and land cover data, to bridge gaps in the ...

Filtering Radioactive Elements from Water

Researchers previously developed a filter membrane made out of whey proteins and activated carbon. In a new study, they now demonstrate just how efficient this membrane is at filtering radioactive ...
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Does Science Have a Plastic Problem? Microbiologists Take Steps to Reducing Plastic Waste

A research group developed an approach to reduce plastic waste produced by their lab. They have shared their approach with the hope that other labs will follow ...

Glitter Litter Could Be Damaging Rivers, Research Suggests

New research indicates that glitter could be causing ecological damage to our rivers and ...

Researchers Ask: How Sustainable Is Your Toothbrush?

Researchers have examined the sustainability of different models of the most commonly used oral health product - the toothbrush - to ascertain which is best for the planet and associated human ...

How to Harness the Power of Biosolids to Make Hydrogen

New technology uses biosolids to drive the chemical reactions needed to produce hydrogen from biogas. The circular economy approach means all the materials needed for hydrogen production could be ...

Worldwide Loss of Phosphorus Due to Soil Erosion Quantified for the First Time

Phosphorus is essential for agriculture, yet this important plant nutrient is increasingly being lost from soils around the world. The primary cause is soil erosion. The study shows which continents ...

Bacteria Are in Key Role for Successful Recirculating Aquaculture Farming

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food production sectors globally. Due to continuous growth, ecologically, economically and socially sustainable sites for aquaculture are already in use, ...

New Process for Efficient Removal of Steroid Hormones from Water

Micropollutants contaminate the water worldwide. Among them are steroid hormones that cannot be eliminated efficiently by conventional processes. Researchers have developed an innovative filtration ...

Saving Marine Life: Novel Method Quantifies the Effects of Plastic on Marine Wildlife

Scientists have developed a novel quantitative method to quantify the effects of plastic on marine animals. This method successfully shows that plastic ingestion by sea turtles might be causing ...

Viruses Could Be Harder to Kill After Adapting to Warm Environments

Enteroviruses and other pathogenic viruses that make their way into surface waters can be inactivated by heat, sunshine and other microbes, thereby reducing their ability to spread disease. But ...

The Widespread Footprint of Blue Jean Microfibers

With many people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, blue jeans are a more popular wardrobe choice than ever. But most people don't think about microscopic remnants of their comfy ...

SARS-CoV-2 RNA Detected in Untreated Wastewater from Louisiana

Scientists have detected genetic material from SARS-CoV-2 in untreated wastewater samples collected in April 2020 from two wastewater treatment plants in ...

Scientists Use Fruit Peel to Turn Old Batteries Into New

Scientists have developed a novel method of using fruit peel waste to extract and reuse precious metals from spent lithium-ion batteries in order to create new batteries. The scientists say that ...

Majority of Groundwater Stores Resilient to Climate Change

Fewer of the world's large aquifers are depleting than previously estimated, according to a new ...

Plastics, Waste and Recycling: It's Not Just a Packaging Problem

Discussions of the growing plastic waste problem often focus on reducing the volume of single-use plastic packaging items such as bags, bottles, tubs and ...

Sea-Level Rise Linked to Higher Water Tables Along California Coast

Researchers modeled the effects of rising sea levels along the California coast. While results varied with local topography, the study indicates an increased threat to populated areas already at risk ...

3D Printing 'Greener' Buildings Using Local Soil

Scientists report progress toward a sustainable building material made from local soil, using a 3D ...

There Is at Least 10 Times More Plastic in the Atlantic Than Previously Thought

Scientists measured 12-21 million tons of three of the most common types of plastic in the top 200 meters of the Atlantic. By assuming the concentration of plastic in the whole Atlantic is the same ...

Pothole Repair Made Eco-Friendly Using Grit from Wastewater Treatment

Potholes are aggravating to drive over, and they can cause billions of dollars of damage every year to automobiles. Now, scientists report a brand-new way to repair roads that's also ...

Micro And Nanoplastics Detectable in Human Tissues

Plastic pollution is a global problem. Even when plastic bags or water bottles break down, tiny fragments can still contaminate the environment. Animals and humans can ingest the particles, with ...

Ocean Microbes Could Interact With Pollution to Influence Climate

Little is known about how gases and aerosols made by ocean microbes affect weather and climate, or how pollution could influence this process. Today, scientists report they've used an ...

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