Scientists Suggest an Environmentally Conscious Way to Deal With Land Mines: Blow Them Up

Scientists Suggest an Environmentally Conscious Way to Deal With Land Mines: Blow Them Up BY MICHELE DEBCZAK JANUARY 26, 2018 RAUL ARBOLEDA, AFP/GETTY IMAGES Land mines left over from conflicts can have disastrous consequences for the environment. Most of these … Continued

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A microscopic fungus could mop up our Cold War-era nuclear waste

Environment A microscopic fungus could mop up our Cold War-era nuclear waste This hardcore yeast thrives amidst acid and radiation. By Kate Baggaley January 29, 2018 This strain of the yeast Rhodotorula taiwanensis could one day help clean up radioactive … Continued

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Harmful Bacteria Said in Groundwater Near Eagle Ford, Barnett NatGas Drilling Sites

Harmful Bacteria Said in Groundwater Near Eagle Ford, Barnett NatGas Drilling Sites Carolyn Davis November 22, 2017 Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have found “harmful” pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near natural gas drilling sites in … Continued

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Enzyme structures illuminate mechanism behind bacteria’s bioremediation prowess

Enzyme structures illuminate mechanism behind bacteria’s bioremediation prowess March 27, 2017 by Kaine Korzekwa Bacteria, like humans and animals, must eat. Sometimes, they consume a pollutant in the environment that humans want to get rid of, a process called bioremediation. … Continued

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Biological Restoration of water and land

Biological Restoration of water and land Blogpost by Rex Weyler – 10 March, 2017 at 17:40 Add comment According to the 2015 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 Report, the water crisis is the world’s #1 risk. The problem is … Continued

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Defiant coal industry pushes emissions ‘clean-up’ research in face of IPCC report

Defiant coal industry pushes emissions ‘clean-up’ research in face of IPCC report Date November 4, 2014 231 reading now Read later National political reporter    The coal industry says it will be a major energy provider for decades to come, rejecting … Continued

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Regulation & Environment: Alaska mining battle and its impact on oil and gas

Regulation & Environment: Alaska mining battle and its impact on oil and gas By Tim Bradner | October 27, 2014 12:01 AM  Regulations between mining and oil and gas often spill over. That’s what the industry is worried about in … Continued

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Environmental Lawyers Find Glaring Gaps in Proposed Aquaculture Regulations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Sept. 2, 2014) – Environmental lawyers have raised serious concerns over proposed new federal regulations that would allow aquaculture facilities to dump aquatic drugs, pesticides and fish waste into wild fish habitat with impunity. In submissions made … Continued

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Oil and Gas leaders talk regulation

Oil and Gas leaders talk regulation   WICHITA, Kansas – What’s the future of Kansas Oil and Gas? Lawmakers say it all depends on regulation. “Don’t forget with the Lesser Prairie Chicken, that is the first of many species to … Continued

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Supreme Court limits greenhouse gas regulations

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration Monday from requiring permits for some industries that spew greenhouse gases, but the ruling won’t prohibit other means of regulating the pollutant that causes global warming. The court’s conservative wing … Continued

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Bacteria Could Stop Dangerous Gas Leaks

Bacteria Could Stop Dangerous Gas Leaks APR 28, 2014 12:00 PM ET // BY PAUL HELTZEL Bacteria that live on methane and propane could be used to gobble up gas leaks before they contribute to global warming, according to a new study. A … Continued

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Unions backing Marcellus Shale fracking

Unions backing Marcellus Shale fracking By KEVIN BEGOS The Associated Press UPDATED:   04/22/2014 07:54:45 AM EDT   PITTSBURGH — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, … Continued

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