Category: Sustainability

New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel

Australian scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a ‘clean’ process using solar energy.

Sea Ice as a Way of Life

Hunters in the Belcher Islands keep a close eye on changing sea ice.

Dutch toxic landfill site is now capturing and storing carbon

Precise carbon measurements indicate that peat is already being formed at the Volgermeerpolder near Amsterdam (NL), a toxic waste landfill site that was capped with foil with an artificial wetland on top.

Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer

Researchers from Concordia’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes.

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy

The world’s largest cold energy storage plant, which can act like a giant battery for renewable energy, is being commissioned at a site near Manchester.

Poverty, Drought and Felled Trees Imperil Malawi Water Supply

The practice of depleting the forest for precious fuel during hard times has been taking a toll at taps in the capital city, Lilongwe.

Economically viable US renewable generation

Solar Panels on a housing estate in Nottingham City, Image Source: Nottingham City.
Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyAnalysts are providing, for the first time, a method for measuring the economic potential of renewable energy across the United States. A study applying this new method found that renewable energy generation is economically viable in many parts of the United States largely due to rapidly declining […]

Native Alaskans Study and Clean Up a Legacy of Pollution

Originally Published by NYT > Environment On St. Lawrence Island, a former military listening post in the Bering Sea, native residents and scientists believe pollution has contributed to their poor health. Topic: Sustainability, Technology

Recent mercury pollution on the rise, but quick to change, study shows

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyA study using a 600-year-old ice core shows that global mercury pollution increased dramatically during the 20th century, but that mercury concentrations in the atmosphere decreased faster than previously thought beginning in the late 1970s when emissions started to decline. Topic: Sustainability