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Article ID: 713127

Berkeley Lab Project to Pinpoint Methane ‘Super Emitters’

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Methane, a potent greenhouse gas that traps about 30 times more heat than carbon dioxide, is commonly released from rice fields, dairies, landfills, and oil and gas facilities – all of which are plentiful in California. Now Berkeley Lab has been awarded $6 million by the state to find “super emitters” of methane in an effort to quantify and potentially mitigate methane emissions.

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21-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712606

New Collaboration to Accelerate Clean Energy Research at Stony Brook

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University and the Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support and accelerate the development of clean and sustainable energy research being conducted in the Research & Development Park at Stony Brook University.

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8-May-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712327

Study Shows Value of Sharing Energy – Including Wind and Solar – Across America’s Grids

Iowa State University

Researchers have determined there's economic value to expanding the connections between the country's eastern and western power grids. Expanding the connections could allow wind power from the Midwest and solar power from the Southwest to move back and forth across the country.

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2-May-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712076

Biodegradable Bags Can Hold a Full Load of Shopping After 3 Years in the Environment

University of Plymouth

Biodegradable and compostable plastic bags are still capable of carrying full loads of shopping after being exposed in the natural environment for three years, a new study shows.

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29-Apr-2019 2:15 PM EDT
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    22-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711479

Those Home-Delivered Meal Kits Are Greener Than You Thought, New Study Concludes

University of Michigan

Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, are hugely popular but get a bad environmental rap due to perceived packaging waste.

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17-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711320

A sex-determining gene might help guarantee better papaya production

Texas A&M AgriLife

A gene that dictates which of three sexes a papaya tree will become could spur a leap in the ultra-nutritious crop’s production.

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15-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711029

U-M to reduce emissions through renewable energy purchase from DTE Energy

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly following an agreement to buy renewable energy through DTE Energy that will result in about half of the purchased electricity for the Ann Arbor campus coming from Michigan-sourced renewable resources.

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9-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710957

Study Shows Potential for Earth-Friendly Plastic Replacement

Ohio State University

New research from The Ohio State University has shown that combining natural rubber with bioplastic in a novel way results in a much stronger replacement for plastic, one that is already capturing the interest of companies looking to shrink their environmental footprints.

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9-Apr-2019 7:00 AM EDT

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