Quantifying integrated hydrological processes, biogeochemical reactions, and mineralogical characteristics can help predict water quality and quantity for mine-waste rock piles.
A method called flash Joule heating could offer a more sustainable way to source essential components of electronics from coal fly ash.
Using both sample data and crowdsourced science, a new model effectively identified houses at risk for higher concentrations of lead.
Road salt is primarily to blame for the shift, though the water remains within safe levels for now.
Smoke from wildfires burning in the western United States carries harmful pollutants across the country.
Rare earth elements appear in more than 200 consumer products. The race is on to source these elements from abundant and environmentally damaging mining waste.
Food production is becoming less efficient at using nitrogen fertilizer, according to a review of global values. Excess nitrogen damages the environment and the climate.
Aerosol observations from EPIC—a sensor aboard a satellite—align well with ground- and aircraft-based data, including measurements of smoke plumes produced by recent megafires.
Researchers compared the nitrogen removal potential by microbes in ditches that drained forested, urban, and agricultural lands and discovered that roadside ditches are important areas for removing nutrients.