Green med diet cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by half – Ben-Gurion U. study

IMAGE: MRI photos illustrate the green MED diet effect on hepatic fat loss A green Mediterranean (MED) diet reduces intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver… view more  Credit: Gut 2021 BEER-SHEVA, Israel…January 18, 2021 – A green Mediterranean (MED) diet reduces intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts […]

A third of rivers in US found to be changing from blue to green and yellow

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers with members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Colorado State University reports that approximately a third of the rivers in the U.S. have changed color over the past 34 years. In their paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the group describes […]

US rivers are changing from blue to yellow and green, satellite images show

  A third of U.S. rivers have significantly changed color over the last 36 years, turning from blue to  yellow and green, striking new images reveal. Researchers analyzed 235,000 satellite images — taken over a 34-year period between 1984 and 2018 — from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat program. The changing hues […]

Christmas trees can be green because of a photosynthetic short-cut

How can conifers that are used for example as Christmas trees keep their green needles over the boreal winter when most trees shed their leaves? Science has not provided a good answer to this question but now an international team of scientists, including researchers from Umeå University, has deciphered that a short-cut in the photosynthetic […]

Conifers can be green because of a photosynthetic short-cut — ScienceDaily

How can conifers that are used, for example, as Christmas trees, keep their green needles over the boreal winter when most trees shed their leaves? Science has not provided a good answer to this question but now an international team of scientists, including researchers from Umeå University, has deciphered that a short-cut in the photosynthetic […]

New path to rare earth mineral formation has implications for green energy and smart tech

IMAGE: First author Adrienn Maria Szucs with Professor Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco in Trinity’s Museum Building view more  Credit: Trinity College Dublin Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and […]

Green chemistry creates coatings from nature

Lignocellulose biomass is cracked using acid to produce furfural. Using visible light and oxygen, furfural is converted into hydroxybutenolide, which is then modified using different alcohols to produce alkoxybutenolide monomers, that can be polymerized into coatings using UV light. Credit: George Hermens and Paco Visser, University of Groningen Organic chemists from the University of Groningen […]

Green energy transition: Early and steady wins the race

IMAGE: Assistant Professor Marta Victoria view more  Credit: Ida Jensen, AU Photo Researchers from Aarhus University have modelled the decarbonisation of the sector-coupled European energy system using very high-resolution data. The results are clear: To reach climate-neutrality by 2050 we need solar energy. And lots of it. What’s the cheapest, easiest way to honour the Paris […]

Why did this man’s urine turn green?

A hospitalized man’s case took a strange turn when his urine became a  murky shade of green, according to a new report. Although alarming, the unusual color turned out to be a harmless side effect of his medication. The 62-year-old man had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease, and he went to […]

The new generation solar, developed by TalTech, cells contribute to the green revolution

IMAGE: Researchers at TalTech Laboratory of Photovoltaic Materials view more  Credit: TalTech The European Union is determined to undertake a major reform known as the European Green Deal with an aim of making Europe the first climate neutral continent in 2050. The biggest changes will take place in the energy production sector, which stands on the […]