(University of Guelph) Studying radiation chemistry and electronic structure of materials at scales smaller than nanometres, the University of Guelph team prepared samples of clay in ultra-thin layers. Working at the TRIUMF particle accelerator, they bombarded the samples with antimatter subatomic particles. They found their system is a proven tool for radiation studies of material to be used to store nuclear waste — important for Canadian nuclear industry looking to build its first geological repository.
The Asian country is set to ban microbeads, cap seals, and oxo-degradable plastic by the end of this year alone.
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(University of Birmingham) Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study.
Toronto is one of the first North American cities to harness the biogas from their food waste and turn it into something useful.
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Researchers have developed a new laser-based system that offers an efficient and low-cost way to detect fires in challenging environments such as industrial facilities or large construction sites. With further development, the system could eventually detect fires that are more than a kilometer away.
Scott Morrison has responded to an impassioned speech by the Swedish teenage climate activistGreta Thunberg at the United Nations by declaring the climate change debate is subjecting Australian children to “needless anxiety”. The Australian prime minister, who will address environmental…
A scientist has discovered a way of using one of the world’s most abundant natural resources as a replacement for humanmade chemicals in soaps and thousands of other household products.
So, what’s the forecast for dinner? Spaghetti with a chance of meatballs? Here’s the thing: As yummy as those meatballs — or lentil or what-have-you balls — are, they may actually steal the nutritional thunder of tomatoes. According to a…
(Aarhus University) Danish researcher granted DKK 11.2 million ERC Starting Grant from the prestigious EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) to develop a pioneering new technology that could completely revolutionize waste management. The project will treat manure and sludge using hydrothermal liquefaction in a continuous flow to extract 100% phosphorus and carbon in the form of ‘bio-crude’ — which can be refined e.g. into aviation fuel.