Chemists have developed a new approach for purifying rare earth metals using magnetism to avoid environmentally damaging mining practices.
A sprayable heat shield can reduce engine exhaust gases for economical aircrafts
Our global community has been tasked to define and implement a Manhattan style strategy for reducing CO2 emissions at the gigatonne scale. The vision to accomplish this heroic goal is a holistic paradigm, which makes use of all the technologies in the CO2 utilization...
In a focus article recently published within WIREs Climate Change, Clingerman and O’Brien analyze these two very different ways of framing the moral problem of climate change, proposing that each leads to different outcomes for climate ethics and policy.
Researchers have studied low-dimensional nanoscale ZnO building blocks, such as 1D nanorods, 1D nanowires and 2D nanosheets. Recently it was found that mixing these materials with 3D hierarchical ZnO microstructures revealed special optical, electrical and catalytic properties.
Whathappens under a tree, or in the forest, when it rains? The answer to this fundamental question has occupied generations of forest hydrologists, forest ecologists, and biogeochemists.
A look beyond predefined risk assessments, an explicit focus on value- and place-based priorities and decision making processes to access the impact on vulnerable communities at the center of analysis, to identify where, how, and when to target concrete efforts for risk reduction and prevent intolerable losses due to climate change.
The use renewable resources to prepare thermosetting polymer films with tunable mechanical properties is demonstrated in a new paper. These exciting results highlight the possibility of combining two structurally different renewable materials to prepare cross-linked networks with varying and tunable mechanical properties.
A recent Review takes an in-depth look at the current status and future prospects of supercritical transesterification.
A team of Fulbright NEXUS researchers takes stock of the literature and charts a path forward for situating the ‘local’ in climate change adaptation. (Image credit: Pekchar/Fotolia)
Prof. Elizabeth Biddinger talks about her recent article on copper-based catalysts for carbon dioxide electroreduction, which brings new insights towards the renewable conversion of carbon dioxide, a well-known greenhouse gas, into green fuels and chemicals.
Professor Christos Maravelias of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA, and Dr. Jeffrey Herron, now of The Dow Chemical Company talk about their recent article on a systems level approach to biomass upgrading strategies for the next-generation biorefinery.