Environment News

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 09:38

A new study reveals that SE-Asian monitor lizards representing the worlds’ largest lizards are being harvested (in spite of existing legislation) and traded for their skins and as pets in imperceptible volumes – and much of this trade is illegal. Germany plays a major role in the international trade with live reptiles.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 13:57

Lawrence Livermore scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon-negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity, which can be used to offset ocean acidification.

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 06:57

New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado shows that households with dogs are home to more types of bacteria – including bacteria that are rarely found in households that do not have dogs. The finding is part of a larger study to improve our understanding of the microscopic life forms that live in our homes.


Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 16:58

A newly synthesized material might provide a dramatically improved method for separating the highest-octane components of gasoline. Measurements at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have clarified* why. The research team, which included scientists from NIST and several other universities, has published its findings in the journal Science.


Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 07:59

The eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, a finger of the southern polar continent that juts toward South America, has experienced summer warming of perhaps a half-degree per decade – a greater rate than possibly anywhere else on Earth – in the last 50 years, and that warming is largely attributed to human causes.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 17:08

Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique* developed by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where scientists have overcome an issue preventing the effective use of lasers to rapidly scan samples.