There is a credible pathway to significantly reduce ocean plastic flow into the ocean, but only if all solutions are implemented. Credit: (c) The Pew Charitable Trusts/SYSTEMIQ ENLARGE Research lays out viable pathway to “break the plastic wave.” A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ finds that […]

Credit: Tomsk Polytechnic University Developed a new 2D material to produce hydrogen, which is the basis of alternative energy; the material efficiently generates hydrogen molecules from fresh, salt, and polluted water by exposure to sunlight. Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with teams from the University of Chemistry and Technology, […]

A laser-etched, energy absorbing, water wicking metal surface, continually angled directly at the sun, provides a cheap, efficient way to purify water from sunlight. The technology was developed by the lab of Chunei Guo at the University of Rochester. Credit: H.M. Cao/University of Rochester By etching metal with ultrashort laser […]

New research from NUI Galway and the University of Limerick has for the first time quantified the volume of plastic from European countries (EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway) that contributes to ocean littering from exported recycling. Credit: Shutterstock/NUI Galway Study Finds That Plastic Recycling From Europe Being Dumped in Asian […]

An artist’s illustration of the light-activated antenna-reactor catalyst Rice University engineers designed to break carbon-fluorine bonds in fluorocarbons. The aluminum portion of the particle (white and pink) captures energy from light (green), activating islands of palladium catalysts (red). In the inset, fluoromethane molecules (top) comprised of one carbon atom (black), […]

The Matrix Assembly Cluster Source, a newly invented machine which has been used by Swansea University researchers to design a breakthrough water treatment method using a solvent-free approach. Credit: IMPACT/Swansea University Researchers from Swansea University have developed a new environmentally friendly method for removing toxic chemicals from water. A newly […]

The submersible “Deep Sea Warrior”, used by Ruoyu Sun’s team. Credit: Ruoyu Sun and IDSSE-CAS Scientists have found that man-made mercury pollution has reached the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean—the Marianas Trench. This has significant implications for how mercury affects the marine environment, and how it may […]