March 25, 2013

Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6,1274-1282
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24317F, PaperTakeo Arai, Shunsuke Sato, Tsutomu Kajino, Takeshi Morikawa
CO2 photoreduction by Z-scheme reaction in a one compartment reactor was successfully achieved using a reduced-SrTiO3/InP/[Ru-complex-polymer] wireless device.
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March 25, 2013

Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6,1158-1163
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24506C, CommunicationChristopher E. Wilmer, Omar K. Farha, Taner Yildirim, Ibrahim Eryazici, Vaiva Krungleviciute, Amy A. Sarjeant, Randall Q. Snurr, Joseph T. Hupp
A new metal-organic framework, NU-125, designed for use in the storage of natural gas in vehicles, is made at gram scales.
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March 25, 2013

Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24455E, PaperChris Groves
A Monte Carlo model is used to investigate the influence of cascaded energy heterojunctions upon geminate charge recombination within organic photovoltaic devices.
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March 25, 2013

Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40260F, CommunicationAn Qiang Pan, Hao Bin Wu, Lei Zhang, Xiong Wen (David) Lou
Hierarchical V2O5 nanosheet-assembled hollow microflowers exhibit excellent lithium storage properties with high capacity and superior cycling stability.
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March 25, 2013

Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE23586F, Review ArticleDa Chen, Hao Zhang, Yang Liu, Jinghong Li
This review explores and summarizes the exciting recent progress on the use of graphene-based materials for photoelectrochemical applications.
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March 25, 2013

Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE00072A, PaperYuan Yang, Guangyuan Zheng, Yi Cui
A new lithium/polysulfide (Li/PS) semi-liquid battery is demonstrated with high energy density, long cycle life and low cost.
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March 25, 2013

Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40343B, CommunicationBing Cai, Yedi Xing, Zhou Yang, Wen-Hua Zhang, Jieshan Qiu
Solid state solar cells with CH3NH3PbX3 as sensitizers and PCBTDPP as a hole transporting material were demonstrated to show high performance.
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March 25, 2013

, 2013, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE00120B, CommunicationSayantan Mazumdar, Aninda Jiban Bhattacharyya
Tunability of electron recombination time and light to electricity conversion efficiency to superior values in semiconductor sensitized solar cells via optimized design of nanocrystal light sensitizer shape is discussed here.
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March 25, 2013

Almost 3,000 supermarkets in Brazil are pledging to avoid selling meat from cattle raised in the Amazon rainforest to curb illegal deforestation.

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March 25, 2013
Andy Soos, ENN

Humans have used oil shale as a fuel since prehistoric times, since it generally burns without any processing. Oil shale, also known as kerogen shale, is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen (a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds) from which liquid hydrocarbons called shale oil (not to be confused with tight oil—crude oil occurring naturally in shales) can be produced. As part of President Obama’s strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible development of the nation’s energy resources, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the Department’s final plan for encouraging research, development and demonstration (RD&D) of oil shale and tar sands resources on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The Record of Decision and plan amendments make nearly 700,000 acres in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming available for potential oil shale leasing and about 130,000 acres available for potential tar sands leasing in Utah.

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March 25, 2013
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To help reduce traffic congestion and carbon dioxide emissions in New York City, and better serve customers, Verizon has rolled out a fleet of 25 buses that will pick up company technicians at central locations throughout the city and then transport them to local job sites. The fleet - known as MAGIC, which stands for Mobile Area Garage Installation Center - removes approximately 250 Verizon trucks from the city's roads and frees up the same number of parking spots.

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March 25, 2013

A study of mobile phone data - used by advertisers or even released publicly - reveals that individuals can be identified using only four location points.

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March 25, 2013
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute, via EurekAlert

Scientists from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institut, Denmark and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have shown that a single nanowire can concentrate the sunlight up to 15 times of the normal sun light intensity. The results are surprising and the potential for developing a new type of highly efficient solar cells is great.

Due to some unique physical light absorption properties of nanowires, the limit of how much energy we can utilize from the sun's rays is higher than previous believed. These results demonstrate the great potential of development of nanowire-based solar cells, says PhD Peter Krogstrup on the surprising discovery that is described in the journal Nature Photonics.

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March 25, 2013

The UK government's chief scientist says that there is already enough CO2 in the atmosphere for there to be more floods, drought and storms over the next 25 years.

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March 24, 2013


Environmental Studies Program introduces food studies track
Tufts Daily
A new track for environmental studies majors available starting next semester will focus on food systems and their relationship with the environment. The Committee on Curricula for the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering approved the new track ...

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March 24, 2013


Environmental scientist to discuss habitat gardening at Lake Norman
Charlotte Observer
Mary Stauble, a nationally recognized environmental educator and consultant, will be the guest speaker at the next monthly meeting of the Lake Norman Covekeepers. The meeting is 7 p.m. March 27 at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department on South ...

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March 24, 2013

Falcons rapidly evolved their renowned hunting skills in an evolutionary race to survive, a study finds.

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March 24, 2013

Doctors believe amniotic fluid may hold the key to healing a gut disease which can be fatal in premature babies.

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March 24, 2013

How games can make it easier to learn

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March 24, 2013

Extinction has always been with us - but is it always a bad thing?

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March 24, 2013

The lack of a protein in Down's syndrome brains could be the cause of learning and memory problems, says a US study.

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March 24, 2013


NTU scientist develops a multi-purpose wonder material to tackle environmental ...
Space Daily
A new wonder material that can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy. Science fiction? Hardly, and there's more - It can also desalinate water, be used as flexible water filtration membranes, help recover energy from ...

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March 22, 2013

A collection of rare space memorabilia, including valuable notes from the Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 missions to the moon, is to go on sale in New York.

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March 22, 2013

Could sub-Saharan Africa attract world-class science?

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March 22, 2013

A billboard that draws humidity from the air in a rain-starved part of Peru delivers 96 litres of water a day - and has become a local attraction.

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March 22, 2013

Palaeontologists unveil the reconstructed skeleton and fossilised remains of a giant pterosaur which used to rule the skies over Brazil millions of years ago.

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March 22, 2013

The last surviving member of the team which first conquered Mount Everest in 1953 dies aged 89 in a Derbyshire nursing home.

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March 22, 2013

University of Leicester students calculate the power contained in the breath of MPs as they debate - but it falls short of helping with heating bills.

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March 22, 2013

The space rock that hit Earth 65 million years ago, widely implicated in killing off the dinosaurs, was probably a fast-moving comet, researchers say.

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March 22, 2013

Why is sugar so addictive?

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March 22, 2013

The issue of safe clean drinking water in China is of increasing concern the BBC's John Sudworth reports

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March 22, 2013

Striking views of the natural world from image competition's winners

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March 21, 2013

Temperature tolerance is key to the spread of wasp spiders into northern Europe, according to scientists.

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March 21, 2013


America's Top 6 Green Colleges and Environmental Science Programs
Greener Ideal
At Northland College in Wisconsin environmental science isn't only a major, but a requirement. The university also has a remarkable number of concentrations involved in the environmental science program that is sure to suit anyone interested in finding ...

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March 21, 2013


Local Students Invited To Participate In COC Environmental Science Fair
KHTS Radio
Elementary, junior high, and high school students from across the Santa Clarita Valley will have an opportunity to win a prize by presenting their environmentally themed science projects to the community, during the fourth annual COC Environmental ...

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March 21, 2013

A student at Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale, interviewed Oxford University’s Dr Robert Simpson about Voyager's continued exploration of space beyond our solar system.

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March 21, 2013

A team recovers two F-1 rocket engines from Apollo-era rockets from the Atlantic seafloor, intending to restore them and put them on display.

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March 21, 2013

The European Space Agency has released picture that could shed new light on the origins of the universe.

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March 21, 2013

A new map of the "oldest light" in the Universe provides new insights about both the origins and the composition of the cosmos.

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March 21, 2013

The Opportunity rover is studying the most ancient rocks it has yet seen on Mars - and they resemble those found by its cousin Curiosity.

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March 20, 2013


UNT now offers Ecology for Environmental Science degree for undergraduates
North Texas e-News
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has become the first university in the Dallas-Fort Worth region to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology for Environmental Science. The Department of Biological Sciences in UNT's College of ...

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March 20, 2013

Authorities in Chile investigate the death of thousands of prawns and other shellfish that turned red a beach in Coronel, about 530km of Santiago.

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March 20, 2013

The Voyager-1 probe may be beyond our Sun’s influence, but Nasa will not yet officially describe it as outside the Solar System.

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March 20, 2013

A rat may have caused this week's power outage at Japan's tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, says the company which runs it.

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March 20, 2013

Is there any sign of spring in the air?

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March 20, 2013

The chancellor angers environmentalists by supporting gas, oil and petrol and "ignoring" the green economy.

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March 20, 2013

New images show the craters that were formed when twin Moon probes were deliberately crashed into the lunar surface last year.

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March 20, 2013
Tafline Laylin, Green Prophet

The Shams 1 Concentrated Solar Plant (CSP) in Abu Dhabi is the largest of its kind in the world and it has finally gone live. Green Prophet visited the 100MW plant in the western region of the United Arab Emirates earlier this year as part of a Masdar-sponsored media tour during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), and we were deeply impressed with the project's progressive scope and size.

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March 20, 2013

A nine-year-old girl from the Isle of Wight has a prehistoric flying beast whose fossilised bones she found named after her.

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March 20, 2013

Giant ice shards could make for hazardous landings on Jupiter's moon Europa - which harbours a buried ocean that could be suitable for life.

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