Day: October 14, 2019

Unique sticky particles formed by harnessing chaos

NC State researchers use a chaotic technique to create ordered particles with sticky properties. Credit: Orlin Velev, NC State University New research from North Carolina State University shows that unique materials with distinct properties akin to those of gecko feet—the ability to stick to just about any surface—can be created by harnessing liquid-driven chaos to…

‘We Are Nations:’ What Environmental Justice Looks Like For Indigenous People

Climate reporting often overlooks indigenous peoples’ position on the front lines of the climate crisis. Though environmental justice is a term now featured frequently in environmental news, this hasn’t always translated into an acknowledgement of the climate crisis’ disproportionate impacts on indigenous communities, or a recognition of decades spent fighting against the expansion of fossil…

To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source

The European Union aims to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050. Former California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order last year calling for the state, the fifth-largest economy in the world, to go carbon neutral by 2045. Meeting these goals, or even the less ambitious goals set by other governments,…

New material efficiently captures carbon dioxide

Researchers have developed a new material that can selectively capture carbon dioxide molecules, and efficiently convert them into useful organic products — an advance that may help develop new ways to contain global greenhouse gas emissions. The researchers, including those from Kyoto University in Japan, said that the new material had high affinity towards carbon…