Clean Synergy ® Environment – Quick Notes

Artificial leaf: Solar-to-fuel roadmap developed for crystalline silicon: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130304211504.htm

Researchers find arsenic contaminated groundwater naturally not through water pumping http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130304211526.htm

Slight Understatement: Olivine ‘rock dissolving’ method of geoengineering to mitigate climate change would not be easy: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130121192017.htm

Carbon nanotubes safe despite the asbestos-like reactivity and pathogenicity? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130115111551.htm

Activated Carbon Cloth Can Remove Pharmaceuticals From Sewage and Water Supply And Toxins From Air. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2010.091

Gas that triggers ozone destruction found: more ozone there is, more ozone destroyed; faster in warm waters, tropics. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130113144812.htm

Beijing air pollution soars well above hazard level bbc.in/10oN9dG

L.A. drivers confess- they wouldn’t have bought high cost, low power EV’s if their LAX parking had not been free. And now it’s not.…professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323374504578219730787930190.html

Groundbreaking air-cleaner saves polluting industrials   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121228203200.htm

Superbug MRSA identified in US wastewater treatment plants http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121105151350.htm

Green Globes Certification Taking Business From LEED greensource.construction.com/yb/gs/article.aspx?story_id=180628422

It’s not the fracking liquids, it’s the Paleozoic brines-and barium and radium-in the Marcellus. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121218203537.htm

Unintended consequences: cool pavements, warm buildings, rising electricity bills http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121108141022.htm

NOAA, NASA: Antarctic ozone hole second smallest in 20 years: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20121024_antarcticozonehole.html

Opposite behaviors? Arctic sea ice shrinks, Antarctic grows: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121023172212.htm

BBC News – Biogas plant implicated in mystery of blue honey produced by French bees. bbc.in/QJPjOs

Uranium-contaminated site yields wealth of information on microbes 10 feet under: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120927141533.htm

Cancer research yields unexpected new way to produce nylon: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120923145102.htm

Air Cooling Technology Transforming Power Industry – Plants Less  Thirsty – on.wsj.com/QsNbaT

Study outlines supply chain challenges for lithium: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120921140112.htm

Arizona’s Sun Corridor: White roofs can combat urban heat islands, but not without impact on regional hydroclimate: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120907131636.htm

Biofuel waste product recycled for electricity http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120904193054.htm

EPA: Benzene in California groundwater occurs infrequently and is mainly from natural sources, study finds http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120829192811.htm

Where More Is Less: The Battle Between Wind and Water in the Pacific Northwest http://www.powermag.com/renewables/wind/Where-More-Is-Not-Merrier-The-Battle-Between-Wind-and-Water-in-the-Pacific-Northwest_4885.html

Large methane reservoirs beneath Antarctic ice sheet, study suggests: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120829131621.htm

50-year decline found in some Los Angeles vehicle-related pollutants-by 98%: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120810134105.htm

Cheaper and cleaner catalyst burns methane 30 times better at lower temperatures: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120809141619.htm

Naturally occurring quasicrystals of extra-terrestrial origin found in eastern Russia http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120809190727.htm

Fraunhofer: chemical-free process to recover salts from wastewater/sewage and convert directly into organic fertilizer: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120807101237.htm

Diseased trees significant source of methane, gas implicated in climate change: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120807151309.htm

Danish research: “Greenland Ice Sheet was on as a dramatic diet at the end of the 80’s as it is today. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120802141523.htm

Aerial photos reveal dynamic Greenland ice sheet: Ice sheet has recently retreated then restabilized: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120802141523.htm

Atmospheric CO2 drove climate change during longest interglacial: shows future air and sea temps will be unpredictable. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120731200630.htm

Previous models incorrect: Transfer of radioactive compounds is not straightforward: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120731103031.htm

Dirty but essential — that’s coal. Slashing US use would not touch global use or GHG LA Times http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-adv-bryce-coal-epa-climate-20120727,0,3827413.story

Is Pulling CO2 from air vital? Expense should diminish as barrier, Columbia U scientist-investors say. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120724144532.htm

Locating gold and other minerals: New method uncovers half-million ton mineral deposit in rough mountain terrain http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120724131640.htm%5D

Scientists connect gypsum and sulfate seawater chemistry with ancient climate change and evolution http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120719141802.htm

CFL Bulbs Dangerous To Skin: UV Exposure, Phosphor. Want To Rethink Incandescent Ban??? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120718122738.htm

Russia Paying For Environmentalist Protests Against Euro Shale Gas to Protect Russian Gas Sales http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/13/new-cold-war-over-shale-gas-russia-inflames-enviro/

EPA estimates 140 million Renewable Identification Numbers Are Fraudulent or Invalid But EPA Only Nails Victims on.wsj.com/Mr8Y0d via@WSJ

“The Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing its investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s management of fraud in the production and trade of Renewable Identification Numbers, which serve as renewable fuel credits under EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard regulations. Since November 2011, the agency has identified over 140 million invalid or fraudulently created RINs.” http://energycommerce.house.gov/press-release/committee-leaders-request-update-epas-efforts-combat-rin-fraud

Frog calls inspire a new algorithm for wireless networks http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120717100123.htm

Maglev trains to connect Baltimore with N.Y. in less than 45 minutes? http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/morning-edition/2012/07/maglev-trains-to-connect-baltimore.html

Unique properties of graphene lead to a new paradigm for low-power telecommunications: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120715141409.htm

Greenland ice may exaggerate magnitude of 13,000-year-old deep freeze: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120625162907.htm

New worm attacks AutoCad, steals blueprints, sends them to China… | VentureBeat:
venturebeat.com/2012/06/23/autocad-malware/#.T-dzJfDgpxw

Ancient warming greened Antarctica, study finds: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120617170307.htm

Warm climate — cold Arctic? New learning:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120614130944.htm

Environmental benefit of biofuels is overestimated, new study reveals:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120608100548.htm

Solar desalination system for arid land agriculture:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120525103922.htm

New chemical wave model for horizontal variations in geological strata-implications for natural resources:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120524092042.htm

Chemical exposure ‘pre-programs’ descendants’ future sensitivity to stress; implicated in problems from autism to PTSD:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120521163853.htm

Will Metal-Organic Frameworks Save Earth–Or At Least Clean Coal?  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120501162516.htm

Use of public and private dollars for scaling up clean energy needs a reality check, say scholars: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120501162706.htm

Salinity gradient providing power in Norway-Rivers flowing into the sea offer vast potential as electricity source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120418135134.htm

Metal oxides hold the key to cheap, green energy: Binghamton University- Louis Piper: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120419102042.htm

New Climate Change Predictions: Some Corals Like It Hot
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And some corals like it acidic: bit.ly/HgDBSw

CO2 stored in oceans during Ice Age: bit.ly/HcyYfI

Evidence from Mexico supports Kennett meteorite theory of past global cooling: meteorite swarm 12,900 years ago-  bit.ly/H6ErU0

Childhood asthma hot spots: it’s not the coal (or the cats); it’s the trucks and heating oil. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120327124806.htm

Wait, wait, don’t tell me– Algae, no. Is seaweed the future of biofuel?   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120305132534.htm

Development of low-C technologies requires so much energy that they may not lessen global warming for many decades: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120216094801.htm

Shot of plasma reduces harmful bacteria on raw chicken and other foods without cooking http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202150734.htm

Was the Little Ice Age triggered by massive volcanic eruptions?   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120130131509

EIA Sees Less Gas Than Thought in Marcellus:  wsj.com/zPDsPH

Computer simulations reveal how gas hydrates could be an easy source of fuel and carbon storage: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120118173240.htm

BP to Exit Solar Business After 4 Decades on:  wsj.com/rVonol

Scientists find evidence of ancient megadrought in southwestern U.S.:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111106151505.htm

John Doerr, L. Gordon Crovitz: Ask first why US schools can’t educate US born US citizens in engineering and science: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203687504577003763659779448.html

American Superconductor’s proprietary software stolen and sold to Sinova for $1Million by Serbian employee in Austria. online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903374004576578971052370768.html

Deathknell of Ethanol?   “Ethanol and the bacteria accelerate rate of fatigue crack growth in pipelines,”  NIST,CO Sch Mines, funding US DOT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110803102856.htm

Atmosphere releases much more energy to space than climate models say. Discrep betwdata & models esp big over oceans. bit.ly/o5NVCR

German scientists identify carcinogens generated by compact fluorescent light bulbs in addition to mercury concerns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/8462626/Energy-saving-light-bulbs-contain-cancer-causing-chemicals.html

PEARCE: Gov. Jerry Brown, oil baron – family legacy and Little-known foreign oil holdings might taint decisions. wp.me/pmX2V-6m4 t.co/rcbjpAK” target=”_blank”

Molybdenite Might Displace Silicon And Graphene For Next-Generation Nanoelectronic Devices. www.nature.com/nnano/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nnano.2010.279.html

Post-natal Diagnostic X-Rays Increase Risk of Acute Lymphoid Leukemia In Children: ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/10/01/ije.dyq162.abstract

Graphene In The Real World May Not Be So Great In Electronics. New Report From UMD Researchers. www.nature.com/nphys/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nphys1866.html

Greens want you to eat mealworms not beef.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014445

US does not have infrastructure to consume more ethanol tw.physorg.com/213368466

Changing Winter:  Superhydrophobic Nanomaterials Can Repel Water So That Ice Never Forms.
Down to -25 to -30 °C. ( Ice At Colder Temps Can Be Removed Easily.)  pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn102557p

No, On Second Thought, Do Eat Butter-Harvard Says Fatty Acid In Dairy Lowers Type 2 Diabetes. Who Knew?  www.annals.org/content/153/12/790.abstract

Nano Lead Compounds Found to Reverse Conventional Structural Phase Transitions on Warming and Cooling www.sciencemag.org/content/330/6011/1660

Your Green Building May Make You Sick, Very Sick. Remember the Deaths From Legionnaires’ Disease? www.news.pitt.edu/news/Vidic-Stout-non-chemical-treatment

First Ever Probe Measures Harmful Fine Particulates In Wood Stove Flue Gases, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.  www.fraunhofer.de/en/Images/RN12_DEZEMBER_tcm63-71310.pdf

Remember Dutch Elm Disease? Wouldn’t Look Good To Have One’s Biomass Fuel Wiped Out By A New Virus. DOI: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2010.07.008

Process Uses Pd Catalyst and Sunlight To Convert Waste Oilfield Methane Into Ethane and Liquid Fuel. t.co/RCYEm9M