All posts created by Edsel Cook
07/15/2018 / By Edsel Cook

The U.S. Department of Natural Energy (DOE) has bestowed a $10.5 million grant on a New Mexico-based research and development

http://www.environ.news/2018-07-15-sandia-national-laboratories-design-cheaper-and-more-efficient-solar-energy-system.html

07/15/2018 / By Edsel Cook

Britain’s coastlines are so polluted with plastics that researchers have turned to the public for assistance. An online interactive map

http://www.environ.news/2018-07-15-uk-scientists-call-on-public-to-help-track-and-map-plastic-pollution-on-local-beaches.html

07/10/2018 / By Edsel Cook

The next time an Ebola epidemic breaks out in Africa, we may be warned in advance by bats. A Science Daily

http://www.environ.news/2018-07-10-scientists-aim-to-predict-the-next-ebola-outbreak-by-tracking-the-migration-patterns-of-bats.html

06/19/2018 / By Edsel Cook

Two separate studies have suggested that hydraulic fracking is the likeliest cause behind South Korea’s worst earthquake. An Eco Watch article shared

http://www.environ.news/2018-06-19-study-south-koreas-largest-earthquake-was-likely-triggered-by-geothermal-fracking.html

06/19/2018 / By Edsel Cook

Researchers have found a new way to measure the photosynthesis levels of marine plants. A Cosmos Magazine article details how they employed

http://www.environ.news/2018-06-19-marine-scientists-use-underwater-microphones-to-hear-photosynthesis.html

06/18/2018 / By Edsel Cook

If the U.S. wants to completely rely on solar power, it will need to set aside a lot of land.

http://www.environ.news/2018-06-18-solar-power-for-the-whole-world-could-be-generated-from-a-relatively-small-patch-of-land.html

06/18/2018 / By Edsel Cook

British researchers have succeeded in modernizing concrete with graphene. In a New Atlas article, they reported that the improved concrete is

http://www.environ.news/2018-06-18-researchers-use-graphene-to-make-new-and-improved-concrete.html

06/12/2018 / By Edsel Cook

In yet another example of the dangers of synthetic herbicides, hundreds of ponderosa pine trees that line U.S. Highway 20

http://www.environ.news/2018-06-12-the-us-forest-service-is-planning-to-remove-dead-ponderosa-pine-trees-along-highway-20-officials-suspect-the-trees-died-because-of-herbicide.html

06/09/2018 / By Edsel Cook

Thanks to a recent study by California-based chemists, recycled water may become much safer for consumption. The researchers announced that

http://www.environ.news/2018-06-09-chemists-finally-identify-the-molecule-responsible-for-a-carcinogen-in-recycled-wastewater.html

06/08/2018 / By Edsel Cook

There’s a new water treatment mat that acts like a miniaturized fishing net for water pollutants. Devised by Texan researchers,

http://www.environ.news/2018-06-08-new-polymer-mat-able-to-fish-biologically-harmful-contaminants-from-water.html