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Researchers Use Magnets to Remove Microplastics From Water

Researchers Use Magnets to Remove Microplastics From Water

Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) have discovered a way to use magnetic materials to quickly and affordably remove microplastics from water. The findings show the materials work to remove plastic particles 1,000 times smaller than plastics currently detectable in existing water treatment plants. The team developed an adsorbent from nanomaterials, including […]

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    Indian Cities Invest in Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

    Indian Cities Invest in Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

    By Deepa Padmanaban In 2019, the Indian government established the National Clean Air Programme for nonattainment cities (cities that did not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards). The program aimed to develop clean air action plans to reduce particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution by 20% to 30% by 2024. So far, this effort has been largely ineffective. The program’s […]

    The COP Process: What You Need to Know

    The COP Process: What You Need to Know

    COP stands for Conference to the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which aims to stabilize atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations to prevent dangerous global warming.  A total of 198 nations have ratified the UNFCCC. The U.S. was the fourth overall nation and the first industrialized nation to ratify the UNFCCC.  The […]

    Researchers Discover Waste Treatment Process to Turn Sewage Into Biogas

    Researchers Discover Waste Treatment Process to Turn Sewage Into Biogas

    Researchers from Washington State University have found a new method of waste treatment that can turn sewage sludge into biogas, which can be used for producing electricity or making renewable natural gas (RNG) for community use. The research, expected to publish in the journal Waste Management this December, tested a waste pretreatment process that applied […]

    Researchers Make Batteries From Hemp

    Researchers Make Batteries From Hemp

    Researchers at Bemp Research Corp. have developed a lithium-sulfur battery that is more cost-effective, has a higher performance and is more recyclable than lithium-ion batteries thanks to a helpful material: hemp. The company uses carbonized hemp rather than heavy metals like cobalt or nickel, making batteries that are lightweight and durable. While many researchers globally […]

    We Can’t Develop More Oil and Gas and Limit Warming to 1.5 Degrees, Landmark Study Confirms

    We Can’t Develop More Oil and Gas and Limit Warming to 1.5 Degrees, Landmark Study Confirms

    The world cannot develop more oil and gas while limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.  This is the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind comparison of major climate models that bolsters a similar claim from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2021.  “According to a large consensus across multiple modelled climate and energy […]

    Carbon Offsets 101: Why We Can’t Offset Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

    Carbon Offsets 101: Why We Can’t Offset Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

    What Are Carbon Offsets? Carbon offsets are in theory a way to cancel out greenhouse gas emissions by funding an activity that will remove a supposedly equal amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or prevent an equal amount of carbon pollution. They can be purchased by everyone from major companies pursuing net-zero emissions goals […]