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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…
Methane-producing microorganism makes a meal of iron

September 9, 2019

A new understanding of how an important methane-producing microorganism creates methane and carbon dioxide could eventually allow researchers…
Heat pumps to use more climate-friendly coolant

September 9, 2019

DTU Mechanical Engineering and company Nilan are collaborating on a new project that focuses on the use of 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…
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…
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…
Terraforming the Surface of Mars with Silica Aerogel?

July 23, 2019

The idea of terraforming Mars and other planets within the Solar System and beyond has not only deep…
Inside the UK’s Net Zero Goals for 2050

July 18, 2019

The year 1997’s Kyoto Protocol is probably the most memorable example of a global push for environmental 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.…
Study of microbes essential to help solve climate change problems, say scientists

June 20, 2019

Microorganisms play critical role in climate change, both producing and consuming greenhouse gases, argues U of A biologist.…
Full circle to protect the planet: Argonne works with industry to examine circular carbon economy

June 14, 2019

Argonne looks to change mindsets — from ​“make it, break it, throw it away” to ​“reuse and recycle.”…
Human impact on droughts goes back 100 years

May 2, 2019

Observations and climate reconstructions using data from tree rings confirm that human activity was affecting the worldwide drought…
How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas

April 25, 2019

New research from the University of East Anglia reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for…
NASA’s OCO-3 Measures How Plants Grow – and Glow

April 10, 2019

When plants take in too much energy, they don’t get fat – they lighten up. They absorb more…
In Search of the Perfect Dynamic Duo for Efficient Cooling

March 22, 2019

New research finds a promising match between metal organic frameworks and refrigerants. When the weather heats up, so…
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…
State of the Climate 2018 shows continued warming of climate and oceans

December 20, 2018

More frequent extreme heat events and marine heatwaves, an increase in extreme fire weather, and declining rainfall in…
Light-activated, single-ion catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide

December 5, 2018

A team of scientists has discovered a single-site, visible-light-activated catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into “building block”…
Biology—Methane mystery solved

December 4, 2018

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have confirmed that methane-producing microorganisms known as methanogens are responsible for the…
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…
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers

November 21, 2018

Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered.…
Study reveals how soil bacteria are primed to consume greenhouse gas

October 31, 2018

New research has revealed that some soil bacteria are primed ready to consume the potent greenhouse gas nitrous…
Heavy metals control the ‘breath’ of wetlands

October 25, 2018

The wind in the willows might be the sound of the wetlands breathing. Respiring bacteria at the water’s…
National parks bear the brunt of climate change

September 25, 2018

Human-caused climate change has exposed U.S. national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the…
Chemists demonstrate sustainable approach to carbon dioxide capture from air

September 22, 2018

Chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide…
Stanford researchers discuss how to reduce major cause of oil and gas production emissions

September 10, 2018

Until renewable sources of energy like wind or solar become more reliable and less expensive, people worldwide remain…
Measuring Greenhouse Gases on the Go

September 6, 2018

Two UC Riverside professors are taking to the road to pinpoint sources of air pollution across California. They’ll…
Natural Gas Engine Can Reduce Smog from Heavy-Duty Trucks

September 6, 2018

The University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co.(SoCalGas)…
Carbon reserves in Central American soils still affected by ancient Mayan deforestation

August 24, 2018

Deforestation is suspected to have contributed to the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization more than 1,000 years ago.…
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