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Louisiana and Wyoming consume the most energy per capita; Rhode Island, New York the least

September 7, 2018

In 2016, all activities in the United States consumed 301 million British thermal units (Btu) of energy per…
Study: Maximizing grain yields won’t meet future African needs

December 14, 2016

Maximizing cereal crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa would still fail to meet the region’s skyrocketing grain demand by…
Local Consumption, Global Consequences: Examining the Impacts of an Increasingly Connected World

July 7, 2016

Everything, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear to cars we drive, has global implications,…
Cutting Down on Meat could Feed the World without Progressive Deforestation

April 22, 2016

Feeding an ever-increasing human population is one of the biggest challenges facing us today, especially considering the effects…
Berkeley Lab Projects Could Save California More Than $2 Billion Annually in Energy Costs

April 15, 2016

Plug loads, or devices that plug into the wall, are responsible for at least 25 percent of electricity…
What’s Nature Worth? Study Puts a Price On Groundwater and Other Natural Capital

February 10, 2016

Most people understand that investing in the future is important, and that goes for conserving nature and natural…
Reservoir evaporation a big challenge for water managers in West

December 29, 2015

  Water managers in Colorado and the West scrambling to meet the growing demand for increasingly scarce water…
Green tea impairs development, reproduction in fruit flies, UCI study finds

December 8, 2015

Although green tea is enjoyed by millions for its numerous health benefits, University of California, Irvine researchers have…
U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions up 1% in 2014 as buildings, transport energy use rises

November 26, 2015

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were 5,406 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2014, 1% (51 MMmt) above…
Natural gas use features two seasonal peaks per year

September 14, 2015

Use of natural gas has two seasonal peaks, with consumption patterns predominantly driven by weather. The largest peak…
Sugar molecule Neu5Gc links red meat consumption and elevated cancer risk in mice

December 30, 2014

  While people who eat a lot of red meat are known to be at higher risk for…
Worldwide water shortage by 2040

August 4, 2014

Water is used around the world for the production of electricity, but new research results show that there…
Collisions with Robots – without Risk of Injury

June 9, 2014

Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans…
Reduced fuel use by US drivers a persistent trend

April 3, 2014

Despite U.S. population growth, fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is now lower than it was…
Scientists offer ‘best practices’ nutrition measurement for researchers

April 1, 2014

On the verge: Drosophila yakuba sometimes lays eggs that have already hatched. Its genome may help to reveal…
New catalytic converter could cut fuel consumption and car manufacturing costs

January 29, 2014

A new catalytic converter that could cut fuel consumption and manufacturing costs has been designed by a scientist…
James Bond’s drink problem

January 2, 2014

James Bond’s alcohol consumption may explain why he prefers his martinis “shaken, not stirred” say researchers. Their study…
Natural gas saves water, even when factoring in water lost to hydraulic fracturing

December 20, 2013

A new study finds that in Texas, the U.S. state that annually generates the most electricity, the transition…
New study reveals that the ban on alcohol multi-buy promotions in Scotland did not reduce the amount of alcohol purchased

December 16, 2013

 Researchers advocate for stronger measures to reduce alcohol-related harm in the UK   This study provides timely evidence…
Scientists map food security and self-provision of major cities

December 12, 2013

Credit: LoadedAaron Wealthy capital cities vary greatly in their dependence on the global food market. The Australian capital…
Historic trends predict future global reforestation unlikely

October 9, 2013

Feeding a growing global population while also slowing or reversing global deforestation may only be possible if agricultural…
New steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency

September 25, 2013

Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering…
Scientists Reveal How Organic Mercury Can Interfere With Vision

September 12, 2013

More than one billion people worldwide rely on fish as an important source of animal protein, states the…
Being watched makes electricity users consume less

September 9, 2013

The Hawthorne effect is a concept whereby subjects modify and change their behavior in response to the fact…
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