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Tornado danger: Is your home at greater risk?

August 30th, 2013

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that tornadoes tend toward higher elevations and cause greater damage moving uphill.

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Trade standards and tariffs would drive greener practices in China, researcher says

October 13th, 2011

Trade and foreign direct investment can have a positive effect on the serious environmental degradation confronting China, according to political scientist Ka Zeng at the University of Arkansas.

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‘Lifetime’ savings not best way to sway consumers on green products

September 28th, 2011

A University of Arkansas study suggests that “lifetime” savings claims on product labels are not the most effective method to reach consumers regarding the benefits and potential savings from using energy-efficient products.

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UA researchers design ‘green’ extraction method for antioxidants in grape skins

September 12th, 2011

University of Arkansas researchers are taking grape skins left from making wine and juice and using “green” processes to extract powerful antioxidants that can be used in health products.

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University of Arkansas’ research addresses security of inland waterways

September 7th, 2011

Transportation researchers at the University of Arkansas are working to develop a national decision-support system to help local, state and federal law-enforcement and emergency-management agencies identify commercially important rivers and infrastructure that may be especially vulnerable to a terrorist attack or natural disaster.

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App allows homeowners to control home appliances remotely

June 28th, 2011

From Green Right Now Reports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Technology just made being “green” easier. Computer science researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of San Francisco have developed an automated energy-management system that monitors energy generation and consumption in off-grid and grid-tied homes that use solar energy or wind power. As part of the system, [...]

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UA researchers say tiny creatures point to possible climate change

June 24th, 2011

A University of Arkansas researcher and her colleagues studied core sediments from a shallow boreal lake and found that storm activity has increased substantially over the past 150 years. The rise in storm frequency appears to be linked to solar activity, but also may be linked to higher global temperatures resulting from increased amounts of greenhouse gases.

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University of Arkansas researchers convert algae to butanol for auto use

March 3rd, 2011

A team of chemical engineers at the University of Arkansas has developed a method for converting common algae into butanol, a renewable fuel that can be used in existing combustible engines. The green technology benefits from and adds greater value to a process being used now to clean and oxygenate U.S. waterways by removing excess nitrogen and phosphorous from fertilizer in runoff.

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