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Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source

5 days ago

Comprehensive study highlights the need for more research on CO2 emissions in the permafrost region. Permafrost, the perennially frozen…
Newly developed screening processes will help accelerate carbon capture research

6 days ago

University of Alberta researchers have developed techniques that save a significant amount of time in developing more efficient…
Pioneering tool to manage media industry’s digital carbon footprint

January 14, 2020

A collaboration between computer scientists at the University of Bristol and nine major media companies, including ITV and…
Lost trees hugely overrated as environmental threat, study finds

November 7, 2019

Carbon emissions from deforestation much smaller than previously thought, economists say. Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more…
NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects Amazon Fires from Space

August 30, 2019

NASA’s Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured imagery of fires in the Amazon regions…
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…
E-scooters Pollute More Than Buses, New Research Suggests

August 9, 2019

Sorry e-scooter riders, you’re not reversing global warming. Yet.. In fact, people who make, collect, and use e-scooters…
UB team awarded $1.8 million to develop carbon capture technology

June 13, 2019

Imagine if you could capture large amounts of carbon dioxide before it left the smokestacks of coal-fired power…
Extremely compact reactor has potential to reduce global CO2 emissions significantly

May 28, 2019

Researchers from Haldor Topsoe, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Danish Technological Institute, and Sintex have been part of…
How Iceland is Cleaning Air by Turning CO2 into Rock

May 8, 2019

The country’s CarbFix project, developed in collaboration with researchers and engineers from the utility company Reykjavik Energy, the…
Making Every Atom Count to Reduce Auto Emissions

April 14, 2019

New approach enables lower temperature chemical reactions Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their collaborators have made…
Argonne and Convergent Science join forces for better engines

March 2, 2019

Innovative software package could increase fuel economy and help automakers meet future emissions standards. The dynamics of an…
What does the spike in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions mean?

January 17, 2019

A 3.4 percent rise in anything may sound miniscule, but try telling that to the legion of concerned…
Vehicles—Fuel cell power up

January 12, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists studying fuel cells as a potential alternative to internal combustion engines used sophisticated…
Cardiff University joins project to cut energy costs

January 10, 2019

The innovative pilot scheme will develop smart, integrated energy solutions to reduce the energy footprint of public sector…
Climate change research produced reasons for concern and hope in 2018

January 7, 2019

The past year brought multiple extreme events to the US, including devastating wildfires to California and deadly hurricanes on the…
Carbon labeling can reduce greenhouse gases even if it doesn’t change consumer behavior

December 27, 2018

In a new commentary piece published in Nature Climate Change, Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and…
Changes in coal sector led to less SO2 and NOx emissions from electric power industry

December 13, 2018

Annual U.S. electric power industry emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) have declined by 88%…
Climate Change Likely to Simultaneously Bring Abrupt and Slow-Moving Disasters, Study Suggests

November 21, 2018

While decades of research have solidified the case for anthropogenic climate change, some remain under the impression that…
Carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector have declined 28% since 2005

November 5, 2018

U.S. electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) have declined 28% since 2005 because of slower electricity demand…
EU Parliament votes to accelerate the electric car transformation

October 3, 2018

The European Parliament today voted for a 20% cut in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans in…
Porsche drops diesel

September 23, 2018

Porsche has always matched its product range to its customers’ requirements and the pursuit of technological excellence. That…
Can California Really Go Carbon-Free by 2045?

September 21, 2018

In August, California set an ambitious new goal to combat climate change. The bill, which passed in the…
MEPs vote for a faster shift to electric cars

September 11, 2018

The European Parliament’s environment committee today signalled the Parliament’s support for ambitious CO2 standards for new cars and…
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Zero-emission trucks would save 1bn barrels of oil and create 120,000 new jobs by 2030

September 6, 2018

The European trucking sector is at a crossroads and must make a choice between emissions climbing 10% over…
MEPs back road tolling based on trucks’ CO2 emissions

May 24, 2018

Today’s vote by the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to introduce distance-based road tolls for trucks will…
European new car CO2 emissions are rising because of heavier, bigger diesels

April 23, 2018

Provisional data for European new car carbon emissions in 2017 published today shows the small but expected rise…
Biologically inspired membrane purges coal-fired smoke of greenhouse gases

April 12, 2018

A biologically inspired membrane intended to cleanse carbon dioxide almost completely from the smoke of coal-fired power plants…
Carmakers delaying more efficient models to maximise profit before 2021 CO2 targets

April 10, 2018

Carmakers are holding back sales of both electric cars and more fuel-efficient upgrades of their best selling models…
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