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Plant Nutrient Map Sheds Light on Carbon Sinks

Yesterday

Natural areas that can absorb huge quantities of carbon dioxide could play a crucial role in combatting climate…
Retro Style: Growth of Sensory Neurons

5 days ago

A Caenorhabditis elegans worm squirms its way through a compost heap, sensory neurons in its nose helping it navigate oxygen…
Nutrients limit carbon uptake to slow climate change

February 11, 2020

Nitrogen and phosphorus found in soils are limiting the amount of carbon uptake stored in plants and soils,…
Here’s cheers to a new use for CO2 from the atmosphere

February 6, 2020

Here’s cheers to a new use for CO2 from the atmosphere. At a time when CO2 levels in the…
Monitoring Intermediates in CO2 Conversion to Formate by Metal Catalyst

January 30, 2020

By characterizing the temporary reaction products created in the catalytic cycle for transforming an atmospheric pollutant into an…
Mystery at Mars’s Pole Explained

January 29, 2020

In 1966, two Caltech scientists were ruminating on the implications of the thin carbon dioxide (CO2) Martian atmosphere…
Tiny, ancient meteorites suggest early Earth’s atmosphere was rich in carbon dioxide

January 27, 2020

Very occasionally, Earth gets bombarded by a large meteorite. But every day, our planet gets pelted by space…
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions

January 22, 2020

Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas, HFC-23, were almost eliminated in 2017, an international…
Newly developed screening processes will help accelerate carbon capture research

January 21, 2020

University of Alberta researchers have developed techniques that save a significant amount of time in developing more efficient…
‘Green methane’ from artificial photosynthesis could recycle CO2

January 13, 2020

A new artificial photosynthesis approach uses sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into methane, which could help make natural-gas-powered…
Forests face climate change competition

January 9, 2020

In a world with rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, experiments have shown that increased CO2 allows plants…
LLNL’s space program lifts off with launch of satellite

January 9, 2020

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) Space Science and Security Program had a banner month in December as the program…
Thanks to clouds, latest climate models predict more global warming than their predecessors

January 8, 2020

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Leeds and Imperial College London have found that the…
CO2 must be captured – and exploited

December 18, 2019

Researchers will develop a mobile plant that can capture CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere. The…
New material design tops carbon-capture from wet flue gases

December 13, 2019

In new research reported in Nature(link is external), an international team of chemical engineers have designed a material that…
Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

December 12, 2019

An international team co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub…
Earth’s climate needs our courage

December 4, 2019

The world is not on track with regard to its CO2 emissions. In order to achieve the Paris…
Scientists collaborate on pathway to carbon-neutral plastics

November 28, 2019

Researchers from the University of Toronto and the California Institute of Technology have designed a new system for…
Forests face climate change tug for war

November 26, 2019

In a world of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, plants should be happy, right? Experiments have shown…
Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical

November 26, 2019

A toxic pollutant produced by burning fossil fuels can be captured from the exhaust gas stream and converted…
Atmospheric CO2 Levels Reach a New All-Time High yet Again

November 25, 2019

On Monday, 25 November 2019, less than a week before the UN Climate Change Conference, the World Meteorological…
Two million-year-old ice cores provide first direct observations of an ancient climate

November 22, 2019

Gas bubbles trapped in the cores — which are the oldest yet recovered — contain pristine samples of carbon…
Creating Useful Chemicals Out of Thin Air

November 21, 2019

Humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels is often thought of in the context of energy, but petroleum and natural…
Molecular insights into biological carbon assimilation

November 13, 2019

Scientists have unveiled the molecular structure of a membrane transporter that is responsible for carbon assimilation in cyanobacteria…
Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon: NASA Study

November 6, 2019

A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has…
Two million-year-old ice provides snapshot of Earth’s greenhouse gas history

November 5, 2019

Two million-year-old ice from Antarctica recently uncovered by a team of researchers provides a clearer picture of the…
‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

October 22, 2019

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’…
Researchers create new catalyst that can turn carbon dioxide into fuels

October 22, 2019

Imagine grabbing carbon dioxide from car exhaust pipes and other sources and turning this main greenhouse gas into…
High carbon dioxide can create ‘shrinking stems’ in marshes

September 30, 2019

For most plants, carbon dioxide acts like a steroid: the more they take in, the bigger they get.…
Research provides new insight into the critical roles of plankton in marine carbon storage

September 26, 2019

The sea is Earth’s most formidable carbon dioxide-storage machine, but mysteries still abound about the interlocking processes of…
A perspective from space on the Earth’s future

September 19, 2019

Remote sensing technology, which measures objects from a distance, has advanced along with aviation technology and the use…
New route to carbon-neutral fuels from carbon dioxide discovered

September 17, 2019

If the idea of flying on battery-powered commercial jets makes you nervous, you can relax a little. Researchers…
Nothing Says Springtime on Mars Like Explosions of Sand

September 17, 2019

Springtime on Earth can be a riotous affair, as plants come back to life and creatures large and…
Salt marshes’ capacity to store carbon may be threatened by nitrogen pollution

September 13, 2019

Deep in the waterlogged peat of salt marshes, carbon is stored at much greater rates than in land…
Building a CO2-concentrating mechanism

September 10, 2019

Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh, York, Cambridge and Princeton have demonstrated a key step towards reconstructing a…
Reactor Turns Greenhouse Gas Into Pure Liquid Fuel

September 3, 2019

Lab’s ‘green’ invention reduces carbon dioxide into valuable fuels. A common greenhouse gas could be repurposed in an…
Study Finds Big Increase in Ocean Carbon Dioxide Absorption Along West Antarctic Peninsula

August 29, 2019

Climate change is altering the ability of the Southern Ocean off the West Antarctic Peninsula to absorb carbon…
New study suggests U.S. land carbon sink may have been overestimated

August 28, 2019

A new study on agricultural land use calls into question conclusions made by previous studies that recent land-use…
Boreal Forest Fires Could Release Deep Soil Carbon

August 22, 2019

Increasingly frequent and severe forest fires could burn generations-old carbon stored in the soils of boreal forests, according…
When will we observe significant changes in the ocean due to climate change? New study offers road map

August 21, 2019

Sea temperature and ocean acidification have climbed during the last three decades to levels beyond what is expected…
Rainforests can only absorb CO2 as long as nutrient stores last

August 16, 2019

How much carbon dioxide can tropical rainforests absorb? Investigations by an international team of researchers – including the…
Trees Adapt to Changes Caused by Climate Change

August 16, 2019

Research from the University of New Hampshire finds that the increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the…
Study gauges trees’ potential to slow global warming in the future

August 14, 2019

Like the eponymous character in Shel Silverstein’s classic children’s tale, trees are generous with their gifts, cleaning the…
Natural-Gas Leaks are Important Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles

August 14, 2019

In discussions of anthropogenic climate change, carbon dioxide generally gets the spotlight, but it is not the only…
Why even a small change in Earth’s carbon dioxide makes a big difference

August 13, 2019

“Just because it’s a small percentage of the atmosphere, that in no way means it’s unimportant,” explains U…
Using ionic liquid capsules to capture carbon dioxide from air

August 9, 2019

If humans are going to successfully make longer-distance space trips, it will depend on discovering and engineering new…
Studies reveal that environmental change may lower feeding success in cormorants and other species. Image credit: Dave Malmquist/VIMS
Study considers sensory impacts of environmental change on ocean species

August 6, 2019

Studies of how global environmental change is impacting marine organisms have long focused on physiological effects—for example, an…
Clearing up the “dark side” of artificial leaves

August 1, 2019

While artificial leaves hold promise as a way to take carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas —…
Climate change: Why removing CO2 from the air won’t be enough

July 31, 2019

Pulling carbon dioxide out of the air using a technology called “direct air capture,” or DAC, will not…
Researchers Develop Method for Producing Biofuel from Solar Energy, CO2 and Water

July 29, 2019

Writing in a recent study published in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, a team of researchers from…
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