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Cutting toxic waste: All shook up for greener chemistry

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

Solvent-free chemistry, more common in Europe and Asia, is gaining notice among American manufacturers due to environmental concerns and rising costs in reducing toxic waste. Chemists are now examining trends and benefits of mechanochemistry.

Mud-Fueled Smart Sensors for the Bottom of the Ocean

Originally Published by IEEE Spectrum Recent Content

Engineers power a microprocessor-equiped sensor platform using dirt, germs, and a lack of air

New Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network Brings Multi-National Approach

Ocean acidification is occurring because the world’s oceans are absorbing increasing amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide, leading to lower seawater pH and greater acidity. Scientists and policymakers have recognized the need for coordinated, worldwide information about the status of ocean acidification and its ecological impacts.

Scientists Warn to Expect More Weather Extremes

Originally Published by NYT > Environment

It was not long ago that Texas was dealing with a searing drought, but now its residents are more likely to be seeking divine intervention for a little sunshine.

‘Dementor’ wasp among 139 new species

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

139 new species of have been discovered in the Mekong Delta the past year, increasing our understanding of the rich biodiversity of the area.
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