Webinar: Model My Watershed: A Tool for Water Resource Management

Thu, Mar 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1271080901656294146 Join us for a Webcast on a new web-based tool called Model My Watershed. This tool is part of a larger web application called WikiWatershed that is being developed by the Stroud Water Research Center (see http://www.wikiwatershed.org). Model My Watershed is a …

Mardi Gras beads make a much bigger mess than you’d imagine

Read the full story in Grist. Shiny, colorful bead necklaces, also known as “throws,” are now synonymous with Mardi Gras. Even if you’ve never been to the Carnival celebrations, you probably know the typical scene that plays out on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street every year: Revelers line up along the parade route to collect beads …

Coal Industry Casts Itself as a Clean Energy Player

Read the full story from the New York Times. President Trump has questioned the science behind climate change as “a hoax” in positioning himself as a champion of coal. The three largest American coal producers are taking a different tack. Seeking to shore up their struggling industry, the coal producers are voicing greater concern about …

Polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling

Read the full story from Cornell University. When Geoffrey Coates, the Tisch University Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, gives a talk about plastics and recycling, he usually opens with this question: What percentage of the 78 million tons of plastic used annually for packaging – for example, a 2-liter bottle or a take-out food …

NASA’s new efficient super computing facility will save 1.3 million gallons of water a year

Read the full story in Treehugger. Supercomputers, mega-computers located at national laboratory sites that can process calculations in a matter of nanoseconds, are currently processing information that may solve many of the biggest problems humanity faces. There are supercomputers running calculations regarding climate change, world hunger and endless scientific pursuits. NASA of course uses supercomputers …