Coal Plants - Greenhouse Gas Emitters

Coal Plants in the US, the Greenhouse Gas Elephant in the Room

Coal plants, both here in the US and abroad, are the dirtiest when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions but, for some reason, don't...
Light To Separate Metal Ions

Using Light To Clean Nuclear Waste

A Florida State University research team found a unique way to separate metal ions. This process could help to purify water or even recycle...
Nuclear Waste - Not a Game

Clay Could Improve Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Sites’ Safety

One might point to nuclear power as a zero-emissions alternative to fossil-fuel-based power generation, but it does have a couple of very special problems,...

Heat-Trapping Methane Reserves in the Arabian Sea Ruptured by Earthquakes

German and Swiss scientists claim that methane trapped undersea can be released in the atmosphere due to seismic activity. The study was released in...

Canadian Oil Train Derails and Explodes, Dozens Evacuated

On Tuesday night, a Canadian freight train carrying crude oil and propane derailed in a sparsely populated region of northwestern New Brunswick, leading to...
Cleaning oil spills nanotechnology

Lotus Leaves Could Hold the Key to Cleaning Oil Spills

Fun fact - lotus leaves naturally repel water but not oil. Sounds simple but this design may be the answer to cleaning oil spills...
General Motors Renewable Energy and Recycling Efforts Pay off in Multiple Ways

General Motors Invests in Renewable Energy to Save Money and Reduce Emissions

General Motors has been at the forefront of reducing its impact on the environment, from recycling programs to renewable energy investment. Manufacturing, such as that...
Natural gas rig in Pennsylvania

New York City “Benefits” from Cheap Pennsylvania Natural Gas

Those who use natural gas for heating, cooking, and even transportation, generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional propane, gasoline, or diesel fuel. Thanks to...

Kemper County Energy Facility Promises Emission-Free Energy Production From Coal

Is there such thing as "clean coal"? Apparently yes, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who are the biggest supporters of the...

Water Pollution Assessed by Comparing to Pristine Forest Streams

In order to determine patterns in the natural change of water quality and nutrient concentrations in streams and rivers in forested areas, a recent...