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Using machine learning to understand climate change

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Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is being added to the atmosphere through both natural processes and…
A drone sniffs for methane leaks in the Mobile Monitoring Challenge at the test site in Colorado. Image credit: Sean Boggs/Environmental Defense Fund
Promising mobile technologies find methane leaks quickly

September 11, 2019

On trucks, drones and airplanes, 10 promising technologies for finding natural gas leaks swiftly and cheaply competed in…
Why Methane Emissions Regulations Are Being Rolled Back: What to Know

September 10, 2019

Much of the Trump Administration’s current environmental policy centers on cutting things the Obama Administration previously put in…
Diesel is saved? Volkswagen found a way to reduce NOx emissions by 80%

September 3, 2019

People don’t really like diesel cars that much, even though at one point they were considered to be…
A small number of leaky natural gas wells produce large emissions of greenhouse gases

August 5, 2019

Wells that extract natural gas from underground often leak large amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into…
New look at old data leads to cleaner engines

June 11, 2019

New insights about how to understand and ultimately control the chemistry of ignition behavior and pollutant formation have…
Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions

May 28, 2019

Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China,…
Turning Emissions into Plastics

May 15, 2019

UC Santa Barbara scientist details a revolutionary approach to storing and using carbon, and the impressive effort it…
Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat

April 24, 2019

Humans’ love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply…
Energy-related carbon dioxide emission profiles differ dramatically from state to state

April 3, 2019

Texas has more energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than any other state, while Vermont has the least, according…
Natural gas is a $22bn distraction for EU shipping that won’t decarbonise the sector – study

June 26, 2018

Rolling out liquified natural gas (LNG) infrastructure for shipping in Europe would cost $22 billion and deliver, at…
Opel is leading transition to Euro 6d-TEMP emission standards with AdBlue technology

June 1, 2018

Emission standards are hard to meet for car manufacturers, but that is what they have to be. They…
No more black ship smoke

April 26, 2018

Shipping is an eco-friendly transport method. But it is also responsible for a large part of global emissions…
Actual Fossil Fuel Emissions Checked with New Technique

April 12, 2018

Researchers have measured CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use in California and compared them to reported emissions. This…
Making Smokestack Emissions Tests Better, Faster, Cheaper

February 28, 2018

Smokestacks at coal-fired power plants have sensors that continuously monitor their emissions by measuring the flow of gases…
NASA-led Study Solves a Methane Puzzle

January 3, 2018

NASA-led Study Solves a Methane Puzzle A new NASA-led study has solved a puzzle involving the recent rise…
Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in most states from 2005 to 2015

December 12, 2017

The United States has a diverse energy landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Between…
Growth in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions expected to slow

November 17, 2017

EIA projects that growth in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy-related sources will slow despite increasing energy…
One country is about to become the first CO2 free state in the world – find out which one

June 24, 2017

Imagine a country without a single car powered by fossil fuels. Sounds like a dream, doesn‘t it? However,…
Scientists developed a cool technology, which can make old trucks more efficient

June 21, 2017

Obviously, trucks and buses produce a fair share of harmful emissions. Manufacturers are trying to reduce their fuel…
Next-gen solvents capture carbon with half the energy

June 20, 2017

U.S. energy production could increase with the help of an improved carbon capture technology that use about half…
Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?

May 31, 2017

Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a…
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests

May 29, 2017

An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission…
Diesel power brings premature deaths all over the world – it is worse than we thought

May 17, 2017

Diesel cars have many advantages. They use less fuel, generally have more torque and can be rather cheap…
Diesels pollute more than tests detect; excess emissions kill 38,000 yearly

May 15, 2017

Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons…
New software significantly restricts air pollution from ships

May 5, 2017

In cooperation with MAN Diesel & Turbo, a young DTU researcher develops new software that makes it possible…
Sea levels could rise by more than three metres, shows new study

April 27, 2017

Global sea levels could rise by more than three metres – over half a metre more than previously…
U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell 1.7% in 2016

April 11, 2017

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016 totaled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt), 1.7% below their 2015…
Vehicles, not farms, are likely source of smog-causing ammonia

March 30, 2017

Agriculture has long been blamed for smog-causing ammonia in the atmosphere, but vehicle tailpipes actually are a more…
Unique photo-catalyst material, turns CO2 emissions into renewable hydrocarbon fuels

March 13, 2017

Researchers with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University are making the best use of our…
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