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Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source


Comprehensive study highlights the need for more research on CO2 emissions in the permafrost region. Permafrost, the perennially frozen…
LLNL’s space program lifts off with launch of satellite

January 9, 2020

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) Space Science and Security Program had a banner month in December as the program…
Methane is coming from swamps – Sudd wetlands account for a third of increase of world’s methane

December 19, 2019

Methane is a greenhouse gas. It means that when it is released into the atmosphere, it allows energy…
Converging on Coastal Science

December 8, 2019

Advancing a more collective understanding of coastal systems dynamics and evolution is a formidable scientific challenge. PNNL is…
Researchers used the space-based CALIPSO lidar to measure the planet’s largest animal migration, which takes place when small sea creatures swim up from the depths at night to feed on phytoplankton, then back down again just before sunrise. Credits: NASA/Timothy Marvel (cropped image)
NASA, French Space Laser Measures Massive Migration of Ocean Animals

November 29, 2019

Every night, under the cover of darkness, countless small sea creatures – from squid to krill – swim…
Atmospheric CO2 Levels Reach a New All-Time High yet Again

November 25, 2019

On Monday, 25 November 2019, less than a week before the UN Climate Change Conference, the World Meteorological…
Climate ensembles help to identify detection time of human-caused climate signals

September 25, 2019

By comparing observations to large ensembles of climate model simulations, scientists can now better isolate when human-caused climate…
Sustainable dairy project finds ways to lower emissions, boost profits

September 24, 2019

A six-year-long, nationwide research project has concluded with solutions to help the dairy industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
A Threefold Combination of Measures to Tackle Climate Change

September 20, 2019

Limiting the temperature increase to less than two degrees and thus slowing the progress of climate change is…
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…
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