environment

Recycling: Breaking it Down

2021-04-21T20:55:13-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Material Science, Recycling, Volume XXI|

Abstract The blue recycling bins that we throw our cardboard and plastics away in have made recycling extremely convenient, but what actually happens to the materials we put in these bins? First, the mixture of materials must be sorted using a combination of manual and automated processes. Relying on the laws of physics, the machines [...]

Engineering Reef Resiliency with CRISPR Gene Editing to Counter Climate Change

2021-04-21T20:37:36-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Volume XXI|

Abstract Coral reef ecosystems have been suffering from the consequences of climate change. Coral bleaching, a result of warming ocean temperatures, has caused a mass die-off of coral reefs around the world, emphasizing the importance of protecting coral reefs to save marine ecosystems and coastal societies. Engineers have been experimenting with CRISPR/Cas9, gene-editing technology, in [...]