A team of environmental scientists from UMass Amherst and China has for the first time used a dynamic, two-step process to completely degrade a common flame-retardant chemical, rendering the persistent global pollutant nontoxic.
A new report from UMass Amherst’s Clean Energy Extension, released on July 8, sees significant potential to accelerate Massachusetts’s emerging energy and battery energy storage (BES) innovation ecosystem. The report attributes much of the potential to the connections between the Commonwealth’s academic and private sectors.
Buildings consume some 40 percent of energy in the United States, and within those residential and commercial structures, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems guzzle 46 percent of the power used, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Beginning Thursday, June 20, the UMass Amherst Department of Architecture, along with the Building and Technology Program at UMass and the Five Colleges Consortium, will host the bi-annual Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES) Conference.
David Julian McClements, Distinguished Professor of Food Science at UMass Amherst and among the world’s most highly cited researchers, has written a new book that explores the brave new world of science and food.
Aoife Foley, a lecturer at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland, will speak on “Decarbonization, mysticism and the sustainable energy transition” on Tuesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. in E-Lab 2, room 118.
Applications are being accepted for the Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF), a yearlong interdisciplinary program. SCF is designed to bring together faculty with a strong commitment to sustainability.
Volunteers sifted through more than 1,000 pounds of trash that had recently been produced in the surrounding student residences on Monday, April 22, in the Southwest Concourse to raise awareness about what can be recycled or composted.
UMass Amherst environmental engineering doctoral student Julie Bliss Mullen, co-founder/CEO of Aclarity LLC, has been awarded a 2019 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize from The Lemelson-MIT Program. The prize serves as a catalyst for young inventors in the fields of healthcare, transportation and mobility, food/water and agriculture and consumer devices
In an ongoing celebration of Earth Day at UMass Amherst, the public is invited to test-drive or ride in electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids, including such brands as BMW, Chevy, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes, Nissan, Tesla and VW. The test drive and vendor fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.