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A perspective from space on the Earth’s future

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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

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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

5 days ago

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…
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…
Lots of lead in the water? Maybe manganese is to blame

July 23, 2019

Researchers have found the naturally occurring mineral can speed up the production of lead dioxide under certain circumstances.…
Making plastic from CO2

July 17, 2019

Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is known to be a greenhouse gas and to have harmful effects on the…
In the active centre of carbon dioxide conversion

July 10, 2019

In order to overcome the climate crisis, two measures are required: The reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions,…
Rising Tundra Temperatures Create Worrying Changes in Microbial Communities

July 10, 2019

Rising temperatures in the tundra of the Earth’s northern latitudes could affect microbial communities in ways likely to…
Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

July 9, 2019

In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbors, this happens through an “all-or-none” response.…
How the weathering of rocks cooled the Earth

July 9, 2019

Fifteen million years ago, the Earth’s climate entered into a period of slow, continuous cooling, and simultaneously the…
Scientists discover how plants breathe

July 8, 2019

Botanists have known since the 19th century that leaves have pores – called stomata – and contain an…
Soft drink science for carbon capture

July 5, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has teamed with Cornell College and the University of Tennessee to study ways to…
Tropical soil disturbance could be hidden source of CO2

June 25, 2019

Thousand-year-old tropical soil unearthed by accelerating deforestation and agriculture land use could be unleashing carbon dioxide into the…
Methods and models: oceanographers investigate the ocean’s carbon-absorbing processes over time

June 21, 2019

It’s a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted…
Carbon hides in sediment, keeping oxygen in atmosphere

June 17, 2019

A new study by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Harvard University may help settle a long-standing question:…
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