Stanford researcher Ryan Searcy collects water samples from a tide pool at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, in Moss Beach, California. Credit: Meghan Shea Using water samples and environmental data gathered over 48 hours or less, Stanford engineers develop a new predictive technique for forecasting coastal water quality, a critical step […]

Oxygen levels in the ancient oceans were surprisingly resilient to climate change, new research suggests. Scientists used geological samples to estimate ocean oxygen during a period of global warming 56 million years ago — and found “limited expansion” of seafloor anoxia (absence of oxygen). Global warming — both past and […]

This InEnTec plant in Oregon will receive feedstock materials, such as medical and industrial waste, and — using InEnTec’s plasma gasification process — will convert them into high-purity hydrogen for use in industry and fuel cell vehicles. Credit: Jeffrey E. Surma/InEnTec Climate goals expand impact of MIT waste-processing spinoff that capitalizes on […]

Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea. Credit: Maoz Fine A paper to be published in Frontiers in Marine Science on December 15 is calling for action to remove the oil from a decaying and inactive tanker in the Red Sea that holds approximately one million barrels of oil […]

The Gibson Generating Station is a coal-burning power plant located in Gibson County, Indiana. Credit: Emily Grubert, Georgia Tech Decarbonizing U.S. electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level model described in the December 4, 2020, […]

Shutterstock It’s estimated about two million tonnes of plastics enter the oceans from riverseach year. But our waterways aren’t just conveyor belts transporting land waste to the oceans: they also capture and retain litter. Currently, the most common method for monitoring litter relies on humans conducting on-ground visual counts. This process is […]

Stand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it’s easy to conclude that the main environmental problem here is an overabundance of single-use containers: If we simply recycled more of them, we’d go a long way toward […]