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  • Scientists solve puzzle of converting gaseous carbon dioxide to fuel
    Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming by injecting about 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Scientists believe they've found a way to convert all these emissions into energy-rich fuel in a carbon-neutral cyc…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 3:32pm -
  • Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets
    A strong national commitment to nuclear energy goes hand in hand with weak performance on climate change targets, researchers have found.
    - 8 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 3:18pm -
  • Reducing gas flares, pollution from oil production
    Last year, dozens of major oil companies and oil-producing nations agreed to end the routine flaring of natural gas from wells by 2030. This burning off of uncaptured methane in addition to simply letting it escape into the air -- a process called ve…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 5:17pm -
  • Methane leaks: A new way to find and fix in real time
    Researchers have flown aircraft over an oil and gas field and pinpointed -- with unprecedented precision -- sources of the greenhouse gas methane in real time. The technique led to the detection and immediate repair of two leaks in natural gas pipeli…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 2:00am -
  • Strategies needed for light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas reduction
    Solutions including electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, vehicle connectivity, and automation are examined.
    - 21 days ago, 9 Aug 16, 6:44pm -
  • Idle hands: New and improved idlebox tool to aid in reduction of idling
    IdleBox, an electronic education and outreach toolkit aimed at promoting idling reduction across the country, has now been relauned. The new IdleBox is now available to anyone seeking an authoritative resource on idling reduction.
    - 35 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 4:43pm -
  • Effective monitoring to evaluate ecological restoration in the Gulf of Mexico
    To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon -- the largest oil spill in US history -- a new report recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration…
    - 35 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 4:36pm -
  • Developing reliable renewable energy sources
    As the world’s population continues to grow, so does our consumption of natural resources. Many of these resources are non-renewable, so research into renewable sources of energy is vital. New Research is tackling this issue through reducing corros…
    - 36 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 1:01pm -
  • Modern off-grid lighting could create 2 million new jobs in developing world
    Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting -- such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns -- to solar-LED systems. While this trend has tremendous enviro…
    - 42 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 6:47pm -
  • Partially automated cars provide enough benefits to warrant widespread adoption
    Engineering researchers have concluded that the public could derive economic and social benefits today if safety-oriented, partially automated vehicle technologies were deployed in all cars. The researchers examined forward collision warning, lane de…
    - 43 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 5:32pm -

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