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Biodegradable bags can hold a full load of shopping after 3 years in the...

Biodegradable and compostable plastic bags are still capable of carrying full loads of shopping after being exposed in the natural environment for three years, a new study shows. Researchers from the...

Plant cells eat their own … membranes and oil droplets — ScienceDaily

Biochemists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered two ways that autophagy, or self-eating, controls the levels of oils in plant cells. The study, published in...

Bacteria surrounding coral reefs change in synchrony, even across great distance — ScienceDaily

In coral reef ecosystems, amid stony corals, fronds of algae and schools of fish, microorganisms are essential for recycling nutrients -- transforming bits of organic matter into forms of nitrogen...

Enzyme MHETase decoded — ScienceDaily

Plastics are excellent materials: extremely versatile and almost eternally durable. But this is also exactly the problem, because after only about 100 years of producing plastics, plastic particles are now...

Dueling goals in making electronics more sustainable — ScienceDaily

The falling cost of solar power has led to a boom in recent years, with more and more photovoltaic panels popping up on rooftops and backyard solar farms around the...

Damaging Sichuan earthquakes linked to fracking operations — ScienceDaily

Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby fracking operations, according to a new study published in Seismological...

Digitization in beneficiation technology is helping to ensure that this precious commodity is used...

Water is a vital resource on which many industries rely and which can be used more sparingly. An example is the beneficiation of mineral ores. Taking the raw material fluorite...

Arctic deep sea: Colonization in slow motion

There is a wide variety of animals living on the Arctic seabed. Attached to rocks, they feed by removing nutrients from the water using filters or tentacles. But it can...

Citizen science programs provide valuable data on intermittent rivers in southwestern US — ScienceDaily

A University of Oklahoma-led project is showing how citizen science programs provide valuable data on rivers in southwestern United States. The datasets of ecological and hydrological data obtained from intermittent...

Pathogenic, drug-resistant bacteria found in wastewater treatment plants — ScienceDaily

Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a global public health threat causing serious illness and even death. Strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) are generally harmless in healthy...

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