From dirt antibiotics to 2D boron – here’s a look at some of the important chemistry and materials science discoveries in 2015.
Methane is a greenhouse gas more powerful than carbon dioxide. Here we describe the main methane sources and the possible measures to decrease its emissions
Energy efficiency (EE) and renewables (RE) could lead to substantial benefits to health/environment, up to US$ 210 million, depending on EE/RE and locations
Scientists developed a metal-free synthesis of hyper-cross-linked polymer with high surface area which could be used in biorefining.
A study showed that carbon market scheme giving credits to companies for waste greenhouse gases abatement may lead to generation of more waste gases.
Are common chemical flame retardants used for wildfires and domestic fires toxic when burning in homes, or to the environment?
Wildfires can affect atmosphere pollution, due to toxic compounds emitted in the smoke, and on human health causing respiratory and cardiovascular problems.
Researchers have found that compound flooding – floods with storm surge and heavy rainfall – are becoming more common in US coastal areas. Why is this happening?
Researchers developed a new system to extract water from air using sun energy. The system can be used to provide fresh water to decentralized areas.
Membranes for separation processes can make industry more sustainable, as they require less energy than corresponding thermal methods (i.e. distillation).