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exhaust fumes as a resource




chemists at friedrich-alexander universität erlangen-nürnberg (fau) have developed a process in which nitrogen oxides generated during industrial processes can be used in the manufacture of colourants and medicines. using the method, businesses will in future be able to combine the decontamination...



study: western u.s. smog originates across the ocean in asia




pollution is a global problem, and that reality is highlighted by a new study indicating smog in western u.s. states originates from asian countries across the ocean. the movement of this pollution from asia to the u.s. is curbing the latter country’s emission-reduction efforts. in some cases, pol...



keep soils covered for financial gain




building cover crops into rotations will deliver financial rewards in the long run, growers have been advised.while turning fields that would normally be used for growing marketable crops over to cover crops seems an expensive decision, a longer-term view on investment is needed, delegates at the la...



keep soils covered for financial gain




building cover crops into rotations will deliver financial rewards in the long run, growers have been advised. (ahdb)while turning fields that would normally be used for growing marketable crops over to cover crops seems an expensive decision, a longer-term view on investment is needed, delegates at...



less pollution in new jersey streams, but more salt




a new federal study shows less pollution in most new jersey streams, but salt levels rising in some places. the study by the u.s. geological survey found that levels of two key pollutants, nitrogen and phosphorus, either declined or stayed about the same over the last four decades in most of the 28 ...



volkswagen pleads guilty in us diesel emissions scandal




volkswagen pleaded guilty friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a brazen scheme to get around u.s. pollution rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles by using software to suppress emissions of nitrogen oxide during tests.



alcoholic cold brew is here to make your mornings weird




need an extra kick in the morning? a brand of canned cold brew coffee called bad larry's has decided to amp up its offerings this spring with an alcoholic version. you read that right: the morning's caffeine boost is about to get that much weirder, so consider rethinking your early meeting schedule....



ibm built an atomic hard drive




this tiny advancement in storage technology, is a big deal. given that modern hard drives need about 100,000 atoms to store a single bit, this development could shrink the size of future storage mediums by an order of magnitude. ibm figures that it can store the entire itunes catalog (all 35 million...



we tried...getting frozen at cryospa canberra




we all have moments where we question how we ended up wherever we are. my most recent takes the cake, and i make some shocking decisions. the scene? i'm about to be shut in a chamber cooled to -140 degrees with only my underwear to protect me."how often do you use this?" i ask cryospa canberra owner...



france to probe fiat for emissions cheating




fiat chrysler is one of the world's top 10 carmakersfrench investigating magistrates will open a probe into carmaker fiat chrysler for suspected cheating in diesel emissions tests, judicial sources said on tuesday. the investigation follows a recommendation from the french anti-fraud office and will...



maximizing profits using poultry litter as fertilizer




poultry litter being incorporated into the soil during “disking,” a process that turns the soil and pulverizes it so that the litter can be mixed into it. click the image for more information about it. credit: agricultural research servicea mississippi-based agricultural research service (ars) r...



new zealand's 'green' image under threat: oecd




views like this—of queenstown and lake wakatipu, with the remarkables mountain range in the background—are one of the reasons tourists flock to new zealand. but strong economic growth is placing strains on the environment, the oecd is warningnew zealand's strong economic growth is placing strain...



researchers develop equation that helps to explain plant growth




image: a cross section one micrometer thick of a california scrub oak (quercus agrifolia) leaf. plant biologists use images like these to 'lift the hood' of the leaf to identify and... view more credit: grace john/uclait is rare in biology that a single trait can answer questions spanning several f...



volkswagen pleads guilty in us diesel emissions scandal




this feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows the logo on the grill of a volkswagen on display in pittsburgh. on friday, march 10, 2017, volkswagen is expected to plead guilty to three criminal counts at a morning hearing in detroit federal court for cheating on diesel emissions tests. (ap photo/gene j. pus...



transparent ceramics make super-hard windows




image: this is a sample of transparent polycrystalline cubic silicon nitride with a diameter of approximately two millimeters, synthesized at desy. view more credit: credit: norimasa nishiyama, desy/tokyo techscientists have synthesised the first transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic a...



give sugar beet a boost with green cover




the uk sugar beet crop is set to increase by up to 25% this year as the sugar surplus has eased and quotas are due to end. however, yields will suffer if sugar beet is sown into poor soils and despite many growers taking an interest in improving soil health and structure, there is plenty still to be...



energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases




image: this is a plot of biofuels grass being grown in research plot view more credit: penn state college of agricultural sciencesgrowing sustainable energy crops without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, may be possible on seasonally wet, environmentally sensitive landscapes, according to resea...



asian pollution, heat waves worsen us smog, princeton-noaa study shows




image: surface-level ozone, also known as smog, has increased over the past quarter century at western us rural sites during springtime, partly due to rising asian pollution, whereas smog has decreased... view more credit: meiyun linprinceton, n.j. -- an influx of pollution from asia in the western...