environment

Agent Orange Contamination Persists In Vietnam, Study Shows

Toxic byproducts of Agent Orange continue to pollute the environment in Vietnam, say researchers in the US.

Machine Learning Reveals The Hidden Benefit Of Farmer Co-ops

By applying machine learning to the problem of forest management in India, researchers have found that cooperatives benefit both farmers and forests in the long run.

Winners Of NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards Announced

The awards, conferred by Elsevier and the National Academy of Sciences, India, acknowledges young researchers whose works help further India's key national initiatives.

Filipino Marine Scientist Receives L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship Grant

Dr. Charissa Marcaida Ferrera, who studies the impact of nitrogen and phosphorous contamination on water bodies, received the equivalent of US$7,600 to support her research.

Sorting Car Scraps Could Help Save Millions

Detailed sorting of scrap car parts could not only improve the recycling rate of alloys, but also save steelmakers millions of dollars and reduce their greenhouse emissions.

Removing Heavy Metals From Water Using Moss

Scientists in Japan have discovered that the moss Funaria hygrometrica can remove lead from water.

An Algorithm For Responsible Damming

Scientists in the US have created an algorithm to better manage hydropower dams so as to avoid compromising food production along the Mekong River.

Ocean Acidification Puts Corals At Risk

Scientists in Japan have discovered that ocean acidification inhibits the formation of calcium carbonate skeletons in corals, highlighting yet another detrimental impact of human activity on ocean ecosystems.

Dams & Mining Destabilizing The Mekong

Infrastructure development and riverbed mining along the Mekong River affect sediment flow, which is vital for soil fertility and fishes.