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Biodiesel from gator fat with less waste

Chicken fat, pork fat or beef fat –– none is the cornerstone of a healthful diet –– but animal fats, including those from alligators,...

Brain’s ‘Garbage Truck’ May Hold Key to Treating Alzheimer’s and Other...

In a perspective piece appearing today in the journal Science, researchers at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) point to a newly discovered system...

Environmental impact of animal waste

MADISON, WI MARCH 4, 2011 -- North and South Carolina have seen a steady increase in swine production over the last 15 years. In North Carolina alone, swine production generates approximately a quarter of the state's gross farm receipts. Th...

This microbe’s for you: Brewery waste becomes scientific fodder for producing...

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Gaining new insight into how efficiently the microbes in large bioreactors produce methane from brewery waste, Cornell scientists hope to use their new knowledge to shape these microbial communities to produce liquid biofuels and ot...

Parasitic protozoons survive waste water and drinking water treatment plants in...

"The presence of two resistent forms of protozoons, the oocysts from the Cryptosporidium genus and cysts of the Giardia genus, is one of the greatest public health problems in water supply, because these parasites can easily survive our water tr...

Spent nuclear fuel is anything but waste

Failure to pursue a program for recycling spent nuclear fuel has put the U.S. far behind other countries and represents a missed opportunity to enhance the nation's energy security and influence other countries, the former chairman of the Nuclear Re...

Household sewage: Not waste, but a vast new energy resource

In a finding that gives new meaning to the adage, "waste not, want not," scientists are reporting that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought. They say the discovery, which increases the estim...

Filtering kitchen wastewater for plants

Water is a precious commodity, so finding ways to re-use waste water, especially in arid regions is essential to sustainability. Researchers in India have now carried out a study of various waste water filtration systems for kitchen waste water and ...

100 percent of most challenging Christmas plastic wrapping could be recycled...

On average we each consume 120 grammes of plastic wrapping on Christmas gifts most of which is of a type which is almost impossible to recycle. Now researchers at the University of Warwick have devised a new technique which could process 100% of...

Duke scientists look deeper for coal ash hazards

DURHAM, N.C. -- As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency weighs whether to define coal ash as hazardous waste, a Duke University study identifies new monitoring protocols and insights that can help investigators more accurately measure and predi...

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