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Enviros Fear Dems’ New Climate Plan Will Kill Endangered Species

Congressional Democrats today unveil a “Climate Crisis Action Plan” similar to the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last year, which sounded like a dream to many progressives and climate activists. At the heart of the proposal are…

Fluorocarbon bonds are no match for light-powered nanocatalyst

(Rice University) Rice University engineers have created a light-powered catalyst that can break the strong chemical bonds in fluorocarbons, a group of synthetic materials that includes persistent environmental pollutants.

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Patterns in crop data reveal new insight about plants and their environments

A new study unearthed patterns in datasets collected on rice plants across Asia that allowed researchers to develop a matrix to predict the traits of rice plants depending on their genetics and environment. The approach could lead to better predictability in crop production.

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Patterns in crop data reveal new insight about plants and their environments

A new study unearthed patterns in datasets collected on rice plants across Asia that allowed researchers to develop a matrix to predict the traits of rice plants depending on their genetics and environment. The approach could lead to better predictability in crop production.

Arizona State University scientists rewire photosynthesis to fuel our future

(Arizona State University) Hydrogen is an essential commodity with over 60 million tons produced globally every year. However over 95 percent of it is made by steam reformation of fossil fuels, a process that is energy intensive and produces carbon dioxide. If we could replace even a part of that with algal biohydrogen that is made via light and water, it would have a substantial impact.

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Water-splitting module a source of perpetual energy

(Rice University) Rice University researchers have integrated high-efficiency solar cells and electrode catalysts into an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen fuel.

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Fracking and earthquake risk

Earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing can damage property and endanger lives. Researchers have developed new guidelines for when to slow or halt fracking operations based on local risks.

Rice engineers: Make wastewater drinkable again

(Rice University) Delivering water to city dwellers can become far more efficient, according to Rice University researchers who say it should involve a healthy level of recycled wastewater.