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Male starlings don’t sing to females on antidepressants

August 15, 2018

Birds are eating our garbage, whether you like it or not. Sure, it would be nice if we…
Food Waste Resonates Beyond the Trash Bin

April 22, 2018

Here’s a thought to chew on before you toss out that unfinished meal or oddly shaped fruit or…
Clean plates much more common when we eat at home

February 22, 2018

When people eat at home, there’s typically not much left on their plates – and that means there’s…
Scientists calculate total amount of plastics ever produced

July 25, 2017

Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in…
Look inside your own pantry or fridge to find the top culprit of food waste

June 21, 2017

There is a good chance there are fresh vegetables in your refrigerator that will end up in the…
Colorful reptile serves as a health barometer for the impacts of coal waste

May 30, 2017

Coal combustion waste is well documented as an environmental pollutant. The United States produces over 130 million tons…
Changing our diet to save the planet – the role of social marketing

May 29, 2017

Global food consumption and production is seriously unbalanced. In the UK alone we threw away 4.4 million tonnes…
Trash into treasure: Sandia could help biofuel pay for itself with goods made from waste

May 11, 2017

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — A recent discovery by Sandia National Laboratories researchers may unlock the potential of biofuel waste…
Slag heaps could help pull carbon from the atmosphere

May 4, 2017

A Cardiff University scientist has been awarded £300k to lead a project looking into possible global warming intervention…
People waste more food than they think: how to change your habits to waste less?

February 12, 2017

Naturally we tend to think quite highly of ourselves. We think we are caring, smart and rational people,…
Cold War-era waste is yet another challenge for the times of climate change

August 6, 2016

Climate change poses some serious environmental challenges. It may drive some species to extinction, damage our farming practices,…
Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into ‘green’ products

February 10, 2016

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively…
Bringing Up Biofuel

January 15, 2016

The idea of replacing fossil-based fuel with a renewable source of sustainable energy is enough to get any…
Composting food waste remains your best option, says UW study

December 17, 2015

  Many people compost their food scraps and yard waste because they think it’s the right thing to…
Office Machine That Recycles Paper

December 7, 2015

Epson has developed “PaperLab” an office papermaking system capable of producing new paper from shredded waste paper without the…
Researchers create light emitting diodes from food and beverage waste

October 14, 2015

Most Christmas lights, televisions and flashlights have one thing in common: they’re made with light emitting diodes (LEDs).…
Solid waste disposal more than doubles EPA estimates

September 23, 2015

A new Yale-led study indicates that we’re disposing of more than twice as much solid waste as we…
Online screening tool reveals racial disparities in environmental health hazards

September 19, 2015

An online tool used to help identify which California communities are hit hardest by environmental hazards reveals significant…
Waste heat to power future energy needs

September 8, 2015

Researchers at UOW’s Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) have made a breakthrough in the chemical composition…
Seabird SOS

September 1, 2015

Plastic debris in the ocean has been an environmental issue for almost half a century. Now, for the…
Toilet waste provides knowledge about diseases’ global transmission routes

August 21, 2015

Analysis and genome sequencing of disease-causing microorganisms and antimicrobial resistance bacteria in toilet waste from international aircraft could…
Reducing fish waste

June 5, 2015

Every day, all over the world, millions of fish are thrown back over ships’ railings because they are…
Human threat to grassland ecosystems

June 3, 2015

A manmade pollutant is having a significant impact on our global environment according to a new study published…
Himalayan ice shows chemicals ban is working

February 26, 2015

A unique study of frozen ice cores from the Tibetan Himalaya has shown that international agreements on phasing…
Research findings could help halt deforestation

February 23, 2015

Early laboratory tests suggest that by tweaking the growth conditions of the yeast, Metschnikowia pulcherrima, we can produce an…
Turning winery waste into biofuels

September 23, 2014

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have developed a technique for converting winery waste into compounds that could…
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