Printer paper can be cleaned and reused with lasers, study finds
Hand-held lasers that can remove ink from scrap paper so that it can be used again can be developed to save resources and carbon, results from a new University of Cambridge study reveal.
Study finds hydrogen vehicles ready for everyday use... if costs come down
Since 2009, a hydrogen powered street cleaning vehicle has been undergoing testing on the streets of Basel. The project is intended to take hydrogen drives out of the laboratory and onto the streets in order to gain expe
Research team looks at cleaning up coal power for CCS
An international team of scientists has secured over EUR9 million from the European Commission for a research project which will investigate how coal can be burnt more efficiently to support Carbon Capture and Storage te
Switch to green energy could lead to rare metal shortage
A large-scale shift from coal-fired electric power plants and gasoline-fueled cars to wind turbines and electric vehicles could increase demand for two already-scarce metals — available almost exclusively in China —
Future of ice hockey threatened by man-made climate change
The future of Canadian outdoor ice hockey – a sport synonymous with the country's culture – is being threatened by man-made climate change, new research suggests.
Arctic sea ice decline triggers a toxic chain reaction, NASA study finds
Drastic reductions in Arctic sea ice in the last decade may be intensifying the chemical release of bromine into the atmosphere, resulting in ground-level ozone depletion and the deposit of toxic mercury in the Arctic, a
Studies find link between diesel exhaust and increased risk of cancer
Heavy diesel exhaust (DE) exposure in humans may increase the risk of dying from lung cancer, according to two new studies released this week.
Current biofuel targets will dramatically change the farming landscape
Almost 80 percent of current farmland in the US would have to be devoted to raising corn for ethanol production in order to meet current biofuel production targets with existing technology, a new study has found.
Study reveals the effects of climate change on California's beaches
Rising sea levels are likely to change Southern California beaches in the coming century, but not in ways that might be expected.
Energy efficiency report calls for new and tougher EU targets
Energy efficiency experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are calling for ambitious new targets to reduce energy demand across the European Union.
Scientists report a "rebound effect" from global CFC ban
The Montreal Protocol led to a global phase-out of most substances that deplete the ozone layer, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). A happy side-effect of the gradual ban of these products is that the Earth’s climate
Future aircraft could capture and re-use energy from landing gear
Aircraft of the future will be able to contribute to their own power needs by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity.
Satellite study reveals devastating pollution impact of tar sands
The first satellite study of oil sands' surface mines has found rising levels of pollution that is the equivalent of a major power plant or a medium-sized city despite them being located in the middle of Canada's wilde
Hemp offers a greener way of insulating properties and cutting carbon
A team of researchers have found the hemp plant could be used to insulate the nation's buildings and reduce carbon emissions.
Green spaces reduce stress levels of jobless, study shows
Stress levels of unemployed people are linked more to their surroundings than their age, gender, disposable income, and degree of deprivation, a study shows.