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Cascading use is also beneficial for wood
Another ten years -- that is approximately how long sustainable forestry will be able to satisfy the continuously growing demand for wood. (2017-12-11)
Rice University advances asphalt-based filter to sequester greenhouse gas at wellhead
Rice University scientists discovered that adding a bit of water to asphalt-derived porous carbon greatly improves its ability to sequester carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, at natural gas wellheads. (2017-12-11)
Private sector support is key to reducing emissions in the Middle East and North Africa
Air quality experts from the University of Surrey are calling on private businesses to help the Middle East and North African (MENA) region reduce harmful emissions after conducting a comprehensive review on air pollution. (2017-12-11)
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology
University of Alabama at Birmingham physicists have taken the first step in a five-year effort to create novel compounds that surpass diamonds in heat resistance and nearly rival them in hardness. (2017-12-11)
Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions
Different low carbon technologies from wind or solar energy to fossil carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) differ greatly when it comes to indirect GHG emissions in their life cycle. (2017-12-08)
UGR research calls current methods of studying photosynthesis into question
New theory developed by Prof. Andrew Kowalski, which records non-diffusive gas transport, key to calculating water use efficiency and CO2 concentrations in plants. (2017-12-07)
The molecular structure of a forest aroma deconstructed
The fresh, unmistakable scent of a pine forest comes from a medley of chemicals produced by its trees. (2017-12-07)
Solar power advances possible with new 'double-glazing' device
A new 'double-glazing' solar power device -- which is unlike any existing solar panel and opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics -- has been invented by University of Warwick researchers. (2017-12-07)
A glimpse of the magnetic field around a black hole
A sudden flare and cooling of gas around a black hole in a binary system has offered astronomers a rare opportunity to measure the system's magnetic field, finding it weaker than expected. (2017-12-07)
Researchers establish long-sought source of ocean methane
A significant amount of the methane naturally released into the atmosphere comes from the ocean. (2017-12-07)
Leading doctors back legal action to force UK government to cut carbon emissions
In an open letter published by The BMJ today, 18 health professionals, including The BMJ's Editor in Chief Dr. (2017-12-07)
'Green' cataract surgery model drastically reduces environmental footprint
Faculty at NYU School of Medicine report that a healthcare center in India's model for cataract surgery emits 96 percent less carbon than in the United Kingdom -- and a likely even greater savings in the United States -- while yielding comparable or better health outcomes for one of the world's most common surgical procedures. (2017-12-06)
Diesel vehicles in oil sands operations contribute to regional pollution
Wildfires, cigarette smoking and vehicles all emit a potentially harmful compound called isocyanic acid. (2017-12-06)
Hydrogen gas from enzyme production
Researchers at Freie Universität Berlin and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have uncovered a crucial reaction principle of hydrogen-producing enzymes. (2017-12-06)
Quantifying the greenhouse gas footprint of crop cultivation
The GHG footprint is an index used to indicate the climate change impact potential exerted by crop production. (2017-12-06)
Clean energy: Experts outline how governments can successfully invest before it's too late
Researchers distil twenty years of lessons from clean energy funding into six 'guiding principles'. (2017-12-06)
Found: The most distant supermassive black hole ever observed
A team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Eduardo Bañados used Carnegie's Magellan telescopes to discover the most-distant supermassive black hole ever observed. (2017-12-06)
More-severe climate model predictions could be the most accurate
The climate models that project greater amounts of warming this century are the ones that best align with observations of the current climate, according to a new paper from Carnegie's Patrick Brown and Ken Caldeira published by Nature. (2017-12-06)
New report: European science academies call for urgent action on food and nutrition security
Scientists from national academies across Europe are calling for urgent action on food and nutrition in a new rigorous and independent report published today by the European Academies' Science Advisory Council. (2017-12-05)
Catalyzing carbon dioxide
Scientists at the Rowland Institute at Harvard have developed a system that uses renewable electricity to electrochemically transform carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide -- a key commodity used in any number of industrial processes. (2017-12-05)
Understanding the climate impact of natural atmospheric particles
An international team of scientists has quantified the relationship between natural sources of particles in the atmosphere and climate change. (2017-12-04)
Astronomer's map reveals location of mysterious fast-moving gas
An Australian scientist has created the most detailed map ever of clouds of high-velocity gas in the universe around us. (2017-12-03)
Highly efficient photocatalyst capable of carbon dioxide recycling
A research team from Korea has developed titanium dioxide-based photocatalyst with the highest efficiency in the world that converts carbon dioxide into methane. (2017-12-01)
To drop CO2 emissions, look to local transportation and housing
Local efforts in the transportation and residential-housing sectors could help the United States meet the greenhouse gas reduction commitment it made as a Paris Climate Accord signatory, according to research from John Landis and Erick Guerra of the University of Pennsylvania and David Hsu of MIT. (2017-12-01)
Uncertainty surrounds US livestock methane emission estimates
A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States -- led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences -- has challenged previous top-down estimates. (2017-11-30)
Science for the AU-EU partnership
From air pollutant emissions to zooplankton productivity - over 30 years of the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientific collaboration with Africa have been compiled in one publication, (2017-11-30)
Researchers discover breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol
The direct oxidation of methane -- found in natural gas -- into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. (2017-11-30)
Getting a better handle on methane emissions from livestock
Cattle, swine and poultry contribute a hefty portion to the average American's diet, but raising all this livestock comes at a cost to the environment: The industry produces a lot of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. (2017-11-29)
Science community considers approaches to climate disinformation
Although human-caused global warming is accepted by leading scientific organization around the world, public opinion about humanity's role fails to keep pace with consensus views. (2017-11-29)
Brazilian ethanol can replace 13.7 percent of world's crude oil consumption
Expansion of sugarcane cultivation for biofuel in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could also reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide by up to 5.6%, according to a study by researchers in Brazil, the US and Europe. (2017-11-28)
NUS scientists develop artificial photosynthesis device for greener ethylene production
A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas using only sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. (2017-11-27)
In harm's way
Researchers demonstrate that about half of hydraulically fractured wells exist within 2 to 3 kilometers of domestic groundwater systems (2017-11-27)
Turning emissions into fuel
Turning pollution into fuel: A new MIT method could be used to transform greenhouse gases into useful fuels and chemicals, right at the power plant. (2017-11-27)
Research reveals China's reversing emission flows
The flow of China's carbon emissions has reversed according to new research led by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA). (2017-11-23)
Worldwide increase in methane bubbles due to climate change
Due to climate change, including rising temperatures, more and more methane is bubbling up from lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands throughout the world. (2017-11-22)
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behavior on Saturn's moon Titan
A new study led by a University of Bristol earth scientist has shown that recently reported unexpected behavior on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry. (2017-11-21)
UTA detects pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near natural gas extraction sites
Three new research studies from the University of Texas at Arlington have found harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near unconventional natural gas extraction sites. (2017-11-21)
Bridging the gap
Researchers develop a potentially low-cost, low-emissions technology that can convert methane without forming carbon dioxide. (2017-11-21)
The latest poop from the turkey coop
Treated excrement from turkeys, chickens and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace approximately 10 percent of coal used in electricity generation, reducing greenhouse gases and providing an alternative energy source, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. (2017-11-20)
Reusing waste energy with 2-D electron gas
Novel approach utilizes high mobility two-dimensional electron gas, boosting thermoelectric conversion efficiency. (2017-11-20)
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