Drone improves odor management in water treatment plants

The bad odors produced by the Waste Water Treatment Plants, known as WWTPs, have become a growing concern in the cities and towns that host these facilities and are considered by citizens to be the main cause of the perception…

Bloom studying New York state communities exposed to PFAS contaminated drinking water

Michael Bloom, Associate Professor, Global and Community Health, is serving as co-investigator and environmental epidemiologist along with Drs. Erin Bell, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and Elizabeth Lewis-Michl, Research Scientist and…

Climate warming to increase carbon loss in Canadian peatland by 103 per cent

Carbon loss in Canadian peatland is projected to increase by 103 per cent under a high emission scenario, according to new research led by scientists from the University of Waterloo. The results of the study, which was published today in…

As water sources become scarce, understanding emerging subsurface contaminants is key

USC researchers modeled complex subsurface water flow to help assess the risk of contaminants appearing in high, unsafe concentrations in variable water sources.

Innovating power generation where ‘a river runs through it’

Lehigh University mechanical engineering and mechanics professor Keith Moored partners on multi-institutional hydrofoil turbine project that could help generate cleaner, more cost-effective energy for cities and rural communities alike

World met target for protected area coverage on land, but quality must improve

UNEP/IUCN Protected Planet Report: over 22 million km2 of land, 28 million km2 of ocean protected or conserved since 2010; 42% of coverage added in last decade; one third of key biodiversity areas lack any coverage; <8% of land is protected and connected