Mixing Processes Could Increase the Impact of Biofuel Spills on Aquatic Environments

Read the full story from American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics. Ethanol, a component of biofuel made from plants such as corn, is blended with gas in many parts of the country, but has significantly different fluid properties than pure gasoline. A group of researchers from the University of Michigan wondered how ethanol-based fuels …

Supply Chain Management for a Better World

The National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education provides this 3:31 minute video to introduce viewers to supply chain management. The video highlights what happens when supply chains are not properly managed such as food products going bad, workers wasting time waiting for shipments or working excessive overtime, and trucks wasting fuel by traveling at …

Globus Online and ESnet Partner for Scientific Data Management

Read the full story from the Computation Institute. Globus Online and the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) today announced a new collaboration to help scientists better manage the growing amounts of data they need to move, share, and analyze worldwide. As partners, the organizations plan to develop joint outreach and educational programs designed for small and …

Persistent Environmental Pollutants and Couple Fecundity: The LIFE Study

Environmental Health Perspectives (November 14, 2012) / by Germaine M. Buck Louis et al. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/2012/11/1205301/ Background: Evidence suggesting that persistent environmental pollutants may be reproductive toxicants underscores the need for prospective studies of couples for whom exposures are measured… Conclusions: In a couple-based prospective cohort study with preconception enrollment and quantification of exposures in both female and …

SkyTruth Database Provides Downdoadable Data of Chemicals Used in Fracking

Via the RFF Library Blog. SkyTruth http://frack.skytruth.org/fracking-chemical-database The folks at SkyTruth have “scrapped” the PDF-only data in the FracFocus database — notoriously unsearchable and useless for data aggregation but the only game in town for chemical disclosure of hydrofracking operations — and put it into a rival database where data can be downloaded. Users can …