Environmental impact of petroleum
The environmental impact of petroleum is often negative because it is toxic to almost all forms of life. The possibility of climate change exists. Petroleum, commonly referred to as oil, is closely li...
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Genius way to clean oil spills with a sponge
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have invented a sponge that soaks up oil with ease and could revolutionize the way we clean up oil spills. For mor...
An Hour Every Day Workout Can Power Your Home For Twenty-Four Hours
What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a famil...
Deaths Linked To Air Pollution Top 5.5 Million Anually
New research on the health impact of air pollution was presented at the 2016 annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS...
China Issues First-Ever Red Alert On Air Pollution
The air pollution in China, especially in big cities such as Beijing, has become dangerously high. Dangerous air pollution levels have led China to issue its first "red alert" for smog in the capital ...
Beijing Air Pollution Reaches Extremely Hazardous Levels
City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels. City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels. Schools suspended outdoor ...
Risky Fusion Power Study Pays Off By Bringing Plasma Close To Reactor Walls
The first major fusion collaboration between Chinese and US research teams has released a surprising finding on the future of magnetic confinement fusion: by lowering the distance between the plasma a...
Morocco Poised To Become A Solar Superpower With Launch Of Desert Mega-Project
The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget l...
Material Inspired By Nature Could Turn Water Into Fuel
Scientists have theoretically designed a new material that could help supply the world with clean energy by turning water into fuel, using just the power of the sun. Chemists at the University of Read...
Gaming Computers Offer Huge, Untapped Energy Savings Potential
In the first study of its kind, Berkeley Lab researcher Evan Mills co-authored an investigation of the aggregate global energy use of personal computers designed for gaming—including taking direct mea...
Can Rain Clean The Atmosphere?
As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is co...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
Air Pollution Has Halved In The Middle East - Due To Armed Conflicts Since Arab Spring
Air pollution has decreased dramatically in parts of the Middle East in the past five years - partly due to armed conflicts since the Arab Spring. A new study suggests the improvement is the result of...
A Small, Modular, Efficient Fusion Plant To Bring Power Source Closer To Reality
It’s an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away — and always will be. But now, finally, the joke may no longer be...
China Is Building A Massive Solar Plant In The Gobi Desert
This post has been corrected. Plans are underway for China's first large-scale commercial solar plant, designed to eventually supply electricity for approximately one million households in Qinghai pro...
Clean-Energy Debate Pitted Ambition Against Legal Worries
Four weeks before the official rollout, the news for President Obama’s signature regulation on climate change suddenly went from bad to abysmal. Already, the Senate’s top Republican was urging a natio...
Environmental issues with energy
The environmental impact of the energy industry is diverse. Energy has been harnessed by human beings for millennia. Initially it was with the use of fire for light, heat, cooking and for safety, and ...
Environmental issues with energy - Wikipedia
Air pollution
Air pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful materials into the Earth's atmosphere, causing disease, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such...
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Acid rain
Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it possesses elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH). It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic ani...
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Attribution of recent climate change
Attribution of recent climate change is the effort to scientifically ascertain mechanisms responsible for recent changes observed in the Earth's climate, commonly known as 'global warming'. The effort...
Attribution of recent climate change - Wikipedia
Oil spill
An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term is usually applied to marine o...
Oil spill - Wikipedia
Waste oil
Waste oil is defined as any petroleum-based or synthetic oil that, through contamination, has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the presence of impurities or loss of original propertie...
Sustainable energy
Sustainable energy is the form of energy obtained from non-exhaustible resources, such that the provision of this form of energy serves the needs of the present without compromising the ability of fut...
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Energy conservation
Energy conservation refers to reducing energy consumption through using less of an energy service. Energy conservation differs from efficient energy use, which refers to using less energy for a consta...
Energy conservation - Wikipedia
Pollutant
A 'pollutant is a substance or energy introduced into the environment that has undesired effects, or adversely affects the usefulness of a resource. A pollutant may cause long- or short-term damage by...
Greenhouse gas
A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effec...
Greenhouse gas - Wikipedia
Offshore oil spill prevention and response
Offshore oil spill prevention and response is the study and practice of reducing the number of offshore incidents that release oil or hazardous substances into the environment and limiting the amount ...
Offshore oil spill prevention and response - Wikipedia
Green electricity in the United Kingdom
There are a number of suppliers offering 'green' electricity in the United Kingdom, either supplying electricity from existing environmentally friendly energy sources, promising to invest a proportion...
Green electricity in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Climate change denial
Climate change denial is a denial or dismissal of the scientific consensus on the extent of global warming, its significance, and its connection to human behavior, especially for commercial or ideolog...
Climate change denial - Wikipedia