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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…
Satellite image showing fires in Borneo. Image credit: Jeff Schmaltz/NASA
Satellite data can reveal fire susceptibility in peatlands

September 20, 2019

When large areas of carbon-rich soil catch fire, the blaze emits massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere…
Why businesses underestimate the need to adapt to extreme climate events

September 18, 2019

What the Stern Report did in 2006 for climate mitigation and the need to reduce carbon emissions, former UN Secretary…
Swiss Researchers Develop a Technique for making Carbon-Neutral Fuel from Sunlight and Air

June 18, 2019

Prompted by the need for carbon-neutral fuels, which are imperative for the sustainability of aviation and maritime transport,…
Rethinking digital service design could reduce their environmental impact

May 7, 2019

Digital technology companies could reduce the carbon footprint of services like You Tube by changing how they are…
GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas

January 13, 2018

A new NASA Earth science mission in the early stages of design may achieve a transformational advance in…
Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus

December 4, 2017

Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the…
Alaska Tundra Source of Early-Winter Carbon Emissions

May 9, 2017

Warmer temperatures and thawing soils may be driving an increase in emissions of carbon dioxide from Alaskan tundra…
What global climate change may mean for leaf litter in streams and rivers

March 6, 2017

Carbon emissions to the atmosphere from streams and rivers are expected to increase as warmer water temperatures stimulate…
Projected carbon dioxide emissions are sensitive to factors driving fossil fuel use

March 3, 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2017, released in January, explores several factors affecting projected fossil…
Study reveals new insights into the ocean’s role in climate change

January 31, 2017

Changes in ocean biogeochemical processes were the key driver of the world’s climate at the peak of the…
Arctic lakes thawing earlier each year

December 27, 2016

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found Arctic lakes, covered with ice during the winter months, are…
NASA Announces First Geostationary Vegetation, Atmospheric Carbon Mission

December 7, 2016

NASA has selected a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation’s lead in measuring key greenhouse…
New, Space-Based View of Human-Made Carbon Dioxide

November 2, 2016

Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite…
Shoes From Carbon Emissions

October 20, 2016

Carbon dioxide emissions does a huge impact into a global warming. Could we capture carbon from emissions? Energy…
Newly Discovered ‘Blue Whirl’ Fire Tornado Burns Cleaner for Reduced Emission

August 10, 2016

Fire tornados, or ‘fire whirls,’ pose a powerful and essentially uncontrollable threat to life, property, and the surrounding…
NASA’s New CO2 Sounder Nearly Ready for Prime Time

August 4, 2016

After years of work, a team of NASA scientists and engineers is poised to realize a lifetime goal:…
New tool calculates emissions impacts, energy benefits from smart grid investments

July 18, 2016

“Smart grid” technologies significantly reduce greenhouse gases and other emissions resulting from power production and usage. Taken together,…
Growing Arctic Carbon Emissions Could Go Unobserved

June 28, 2016

A new NASA-led study has found that in at least part of the Arctic, scientists are not doing…
Low-cost and Lightweight: Strongest Titanium Alloy

April 3, 2016

Strongest titanium alloy aims at improving vehicle fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions An improved titanium alloy —…
Scientists say window to reduce carbon emissions is small

February 9, 2016

At the rate humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere, the Earth may suffer irreparable damage that could…
Rapid, affordable energy transformation possible

January 26, 2016

The United States could slash greenhouse gas emissions from power production by up to 78 percent below 1990…
Monthly power sector carbon dioxide emissions reach 27-year low in April

December 23, 2015

The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, the…
NOAA study finds ‘living shorelines’ can lessen climate change’s effects

December 21, 2015

A recent NOAA study, published in the journal PLOS One, shows “living shorelines” — protected and stabilized shorelines…
Strip It and Stash It: Climate Scientists Focus on Extracting the Carbon Already in Our Air

December 14, 2015

For decades, most of the strategizing about how to slow down climate change has focused on cutting emissions…
Rapid growth in carbon dioxide emissions breaks in 2015

December 8, 2015

Despite global economic growth in 2015, worldwide emissions from fossil fuels are projected to decline by 0.6 per…
Carbon capture analyst: ‘Coal should stay in the ground’

December 4, 2015

Serious flaws have been found in a decade’s worth of studies about the best way to reduce greenhouse…
Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in nearly every U.S. state from 2005 to 2013

November 26, 2015

The United States has a diverse energy landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Since…
U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions up 1% in 2014 as buildings, transport energy use rises

November 26, 2015

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were 5,406 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2014, 1% (51 MMmt) above…
Excitement Grows as NASA Carbon Sleuth Begins Year Two

October 31, 2015

Scientists busy poring over more than a year of data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission are…
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