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Article ID: 706864

Farm Manure Boosts Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Even in Winter

University of Vermont

Researchers have shown, for the first time, that manure used to fertilize croplands in spring and summer can dramatically increase greenhouse gas emissions in winter. While it’s known that farmers’ decisions to add nutrients to their fields affects greenhouse gas emissions during the growing season, the study is the first to show that these choices have long-lasting effects, especially as winters warm and soils thaw more frequently.

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22-Jan-2019 2:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 706846

From toilet to brickyard: Recycling biosolids to make sustainable bricks

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

How can you recycle the world's stockpiles of treated sewage sludge and boost sustainability in the construction industry, all at the same time? Turn those biosolids into bricks. Biosolids are a by-product of the wastewater treatment process that can be used as fertiliser, in land rehabilitation or as a construction material.

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22-Jan-2019 11:35 AM EST
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Article ID: 706782

Stronger, lighter, greener

Argonne National Laboratory

A new award-winning magnet technology invented at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory could help drive the nation’s transition from gas-powered vehicles to electric and hybrid power more rapidly, at lower cost, and in a more environmentally friendly way.

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18-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706140

Termites could power a 'clean coal' revolution

University of Delaware

Researchers have found that when termite-gut microbes eat coal, they are converting it into methane, the chief ingredient in natural gas. This discovery could lead to the transformation of a big polluting chunk of the global energy supply into cleaner energy for the world.

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8-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705992

Greener Hydrogen From Water

University of Delaware

Copper is good at conducting both heat and electricity. But mix in some titanium and apply a bit of chemistry and you have a catalyst that can be the key to producing greener hydrogen from water using electricity.

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3-Jan-2019 3:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 705634

Drought Stress Changes Microbes Living at Sorghum’s Roots

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists explore how drought-tolerant plants communicate to nearby microorganisms, suggesting ways to engineer more resilient bioenergy crops.

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18-Dec-2018 3:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 705633

Greener Days Ahead for Carbon Fuels

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A discovery by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis shows that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient – all through a single copper catalyst.

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18-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

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