Energy & Green Tech

Making light work of emerging micropollutants

Carbon-based organic micropollutants in water can be removed by treatment with high-intensity pulses of light in a procedure developed and demonstrated by researchers at KAUST.

Energy & Green Tech

China aims to build floating nuclear power plants, the first by 2018

(Tech Xplore)—China has plans to build a floating nuclear power plant in South China Sea and may build a total of about 19 more. China's intentions were emphasized as civilian in nature; the goal is to provide stable power ...

Energy & Green Tech

Ocean desalination plant capable of fresh water daily

A desalination plant in Carlsbad, California, has started regular operations. The desalination plant conducted test runs leading up to the scheduled start of normal operations.

Energy & Green Tech

Why can't we get our drinking water from the ocean?

For centuries, people have been trying to divine freshwater from the ocean. Ships in the 16th century carried small distilleries that could be used in the event of an emergency to boil seawater. But trying to do this on a ...

Energy & Green Tech

Dubai says planned coal-fired power plant to instead use gas

A planned $3.4 billion coal-fired power plant in Dubai instead will be converted to use natural gas, the sheikhdom announced, amid the United Arab Emirates' wider pledge to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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