need to sponge out heavy metals from industrial wastewater? Try seaweeds. Two researchers at the Kochi-based Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has found that certain sea plants found along

global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are altering ocean chemistry and threatening marine organisms, including coral reefs, claims a us report released recently. Based on the

Study favours separate collection and treatment of urine

Mobile source air toxics come from four sources. One: some toxics are present in fuel and are emitted into the air when the fuel evaporates or passes through the engine unburned. Benzene, for example, is a component of gasoline. Cars emit small quantities of benzene in unburned fuel, or as vapour when gasoline evaporates.

A three-year joint project by the University of Tokyo and Stanford University has found a way of accurately mapping the epicentres of minuscule pre-quakes, researcher Sho Nakamula, of University of

Researchers in Australia have uncovered evidence that a tiny microbe may have the midas touch of Greek legend, capable of turning dust to gold. Findings reported in the 14 July issue of the US based

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered new ways that ions interact with mineral surfaces in water, opening a door to new knowledge on how

Trees could be growing in the Antarctic within a century because of global warming, an international scientific conference heard. With carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere set to double in the

Global warming could slash productivity in prime US wine-making areas like California's Napa and Sonoma valleys by century's end, leaving some of the best temperatures for grape-growing in New

DuPont Co, the third-largest U.S. chemical maker, plans to make corn-based plastics for automobiles and electronics starting next year to expand products produced from renewable resources. DuPont's