Less Meat, Less Heat: Behind the Scenes with James Cameron & Arnold Schwarzenegger | "In the English-language P.S.A., which will be distributed in the United States by Climate Nexus and My Plate, My Planet, Schwarzenegger explores a desolate, deforested world, where the climate has been wrecked by the livestock industry—and the tagline "less meat, less heat" reveals how to avoid this apocalyptic scenario. A behind-the-scenes preview of the P.S.A. can be seen below."
Azza Abdel Hamid Falad, egyptian teenager, plastic recycling, catalyst, Egypt: She says that she has found a high-yield catalyst called aluminosilicate, that will break down plastic waste and also produce gaseous products like methane, propane and ethane, which can then be converted into ethanol.
2015- Time to get clean: Last week, countries, the drug industry and non-governmental bodies formally agreed — for the first time — that humans and ecosystems need protection from pharmaceutical pollution. A resolution passed at the triennial International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) also backs the need for global cooperation to build awareness and push for action to address drug pollution. The deal puts the issue permanently on the ICCM’s radar. Nature News & Comment
Algae nutrient recycling is a triple win- 2015 - Ryan Davis and Sandia National Laboratories colleagues have developed a method to recycle critical and costly algae cultivation nutrients phosphate and nitrogen. Photo: Dino Vournas
Scientists at Brunel University London have designed a new hybrid roofing system which could halve energy bills in new homes. The patented new system harnesses a unique mixture of technologies to pre-heat domestic hot water for radiators, baths and showers […]
With each upward degree, global warming will singe the economies of three-quarters of the world's nations and widen the north-south gap between rich and poor countries, according to a new economic and science study.
David Manning, a Univ. of Georgia doctoral student, and John Kominoski, a former UGA postdoctoral researcher who is now an assistant professor at Florida International Univ., perform maintenance on the pump used to add nutrients to one of the streams in their experiment. Image: Jon Benstead, Univ. of Alabamahttp://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2015/03/stream-pollution-killing-aquatic-life?et_cid=4448280&et_rid=650445760&location=top
Fading Fishermen-After centuries of weathering overfishing, pollution, foreign competition and increasing government regulation, the latest challenge is the one that's doing them in: climate change. Though no waters are immune to the ravages of climate change, the Gulf of Maine best illustrates the problem. The gulf, where fishermen have for centuries sought lobster, cod and other species that thrived in its cold waters, is now warming faster than 99 percent of the world's oceans…