Microbes turn nuclear waste into electricity

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new strain of a microbe which can efficiently clean up nuclear waste and other toxic metals while generating electricity.

Device speeds up radiation cleanup

Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a new type of radiation detection and measurement device that they believe can make cleanup faster, cheaper and more thorough.

New bacteria could help clean up oil spill

A new strain of bacteria has been found that could help clean up some of the nastiest pollutants in the massive Gulf oil spill.