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World scientists declare climate emergency, establish global indicators for effective action

November 8, 2019

A global coalition of scientists led by William J. Ripple and Christopher Wolf of Oregon State University says…
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…
Using machine learning to understand climate change

October 15, 2019

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is being added to the atmosphere through both natural processes and…
Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle

August 20, 2019

The Earth’s carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our…
Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected

August 19, 2019

A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage…
Clues found on how soils may respond to climate change

August 1, 2019

Rock core samples from a period of warming millions of years ago indicate that soils contributed to a…
Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

July 9, 2019

An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions.…
How much is your summer BBQ damaging the environment?

July 5, 2019

A typical summer barbecue* for four people releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than an 80 mile…
Don’t leave microbes out of climate change conversation, experts warn

June 19, 2019

An international group of leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes – the support…
Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

June 14, 2019

Ozone near Earth’s surface is a powerful greenhouse gas that is a main component of urban pollution. In…
Farmers and food companies hit the dirt to improve soil health

May 30, 2019

Big food brands, such as Kellogg, Campbell, Mars Wrigley and General Mills, have started investing in their ingredients…
Climate Undermined by Lobbying

May 29, 2019

First-of-its-kind study quantifies the effects of political lobbying on likelihood of climate policy enactment. For all the evidence…
Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution

May 21, 2019

A relatively simple process could help turn the tide of climate change while also turning a healthy profit.…
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…
Climate change has worsened global economic inequality, Stanford study shows

April 25, 2019

A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s. Temperature changes caused by growing…
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…
Plastic’s Carbon Footprint

April 18, 2019

Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics. From campaigns against microplastics…
Study Clarifies U.S. Beef’s Resource Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 14, 2019

A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States. An Agricultural Research…
Sewers could help clean the atmosphere

January 18, 2019

Sewage treatment — an unglamorous backbone of urban living — could offer a cost-effective way to combat climate…
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…
Storage Wars of Carbon Conservation

January 4, 2019

One answer to our greenhouse gas challenges may be right under our feet: Soil scientists Oliver Chadwick of UC Santa…
3 Myths about greenhouse gases you need to stop believing right now – did humans really invent greenhouse gases?

January 4, 2019

Greenhouse gases are scary. Media is constantly bombarding us with information how our greenhouse gas emissions are killing…
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…
Study: evidence for climate change is more compelling than ever

December 17, 2018

A new study, published in the journal Science by a University of Virginia environmental scientist and colleagues at other…
Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

December 12, 2018

Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published in the Proceedings of the…
Growing Pile of Human and Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities

November 29, 2018

As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock…
Carbon ‘leak’ may have warmed the planet for 11,000 years, encouraging human civilization

August 2, 2018

The warmth of that period was stabilized by a gradual rise in global carbon dioxide levels, so understanding…
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction prices are the lowest since 2014

May 31, 2017

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will hold its 36th auction for carbon dioxide (CO2) emission allowances on…
Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

February 12, 2017

The breakdown of methane hydrates due to warming climate is unlikely to lead to massive amounts of methane…
Shared traits of abandoned gas, oil wells could aid cheaper, more effective cleanup

November 17, 2016

Across the United States, abandoned oil and gas wells are a significant source of greenhouse gases, particularly methane.…
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