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How old are whale sharks? Nuclear bomb legacy reveals their age
Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s have helped scientists accurately estimate the age of whale sharks, the biggest fish in the seas, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2020-04-06)
How the chemical industry can meet the climate goals
ETH researchers analysed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero. (2020-04-06)
The ocean responds to a warming planet
The oceans help buffer the Earth from climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and heat at the surface and transporting it to the deep ocean. (2020-04-06)
The ocean's 'biological pump' captures more carbon than expected
Scientists have long known that the ocean plays an essential role in capturing carbon from the atmosphere, but a new study from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that the efficiency of the ocean's 'biological carbon pump' has been drastically underestimated, with implications for future climate assessments. (2020-04-06)
Changes to drylands with future climate change
While drylands around the world will expand at an accelerated rate because of future climate change, their average productivity will likely be reduced, according to a new study. (2020-04-03)
Northern peatlands will lose some of their CO2 sink capacity under a warmer climate
A Nordic study sheds new light on the role of northern peatlands in regulating the regional climate. (2020-04-03)
Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane
Scientists uncover an unusual partnership at the bottom of the ocean. (2020-04-03)
Tiny tech for accelerating transformation to low-carbon energy
In a Policy Forum, Charlie Wilson and colleagues explore the potential advantages of 'granular' energy technologies -- small-scale, lower-cost and modular technologies -- for accelerating the low-carbon transformation of our global energy system. (2020-04-02)
Smaller scale solutions needed for rapid progress towards emissions targets
Low-carbon technologies that are smaller scale, more affordable, and can be mass deployed are more likely to enable a faster transition to net-zero emissions, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. (2020-04-02)
Overcoming carbon loss from farming in peatlands
Miscanthus, willow found as good biomass crops to add carbon to vulnerable soils. (2020-04-01)
The candy-cola soda geyser experiment, at different altitudes
Dropping Mentos® candies into a bottle of soda causes a foamy jet to erupt. (2020-04-01)
Major new study charts course to net zero industrial emissions
A major new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers finds that it is possible -- and critical -- to bring industrial greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2070. (2020-04-01)
Almond orchard recycling a climate-smart strategy
Recycling orchard trees onsite can sequester carbon, save water and increase crop yields, making it a climate-smart practice for California's irrigated almond orchards, finds a study from the University of California, Davis. (2020-04-01)
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products
UC Berkeley chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide and water into organic molecules and oxygen. (2020-03-31)
Flooding stunted 2019 cropland growing season, resulting in more atmospheric CO2
A new Caltech-JPL study determines the impact of the severe 2019 floods, and offers scientists a new tool for measuring regional-scale carbon dioxide absorption by plants. (2020-03-31)
Smaller than expected phytoplankton may mean less carbon sequestered at sea bottom
A study that included the first-ever winter sampling of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic revealed cells smaller than what scientists expected, meaning carbon sequestration models may be too optimistic. (2020-03-31)
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes -- not to mention the impact that carbon released by human activity has on the planet's atmosphere and oceans. (2020-03-31)
Mandatory building energy audits alone do not overcome barriers to energy efficiency
A pioneering law may be insufficient to incentivize significant energy use reductions in residential and office buildings, a new study finds. (2020-03-30)
New maps of Malaysian Borneo reveal worsening carbon losses along forest edges
Tropical forests are heavily fragmented as they are cleared for agricultural expansion and logging. (2020-03-30)
Global supply chains as a way to curb carbon emissions
The coronavirus outbreak raised everyone's awareness of the significance of global supply chains to modern economies. (2020-03-27)
Local community involvement crucial to restoring tropical peatlands
New research has found that local community involvement is crucial to restoring Indonesia's peatlands -- unspoilt peatlands act as a carbon sink and play an important role in reducing global carbon emissions. (2020-03-26)
New carbon dot-based method for increasing the efficiency of solar cells & LED
An international group of scientists has proposed a method that allows for significantly increasing the efficiency of solar cells and light-emitting diodes by augmenting the auxiliary layers of the devices responsible for electron transport. (2020-03-25)
Renewable energy developments threaten biodiverse areas
More than 2000 renewable energy facilities are built in areas of environmental significance and threaten the natural habitats of plant and animal species across the globe. (2020-03-25)
Teaching old transition metals new tricks: Chemists activate palladium catalysis by light
In the production of compounds, chemists have the goal of finding strategies that are most selective and avoid waste products. (2020-03-24)
Study challenges common view of oxygen scarcity on Earth 2 billion years ago
Geologists at University of Tartu and University of Alberta in collaboration with an international research team found evidence for elevated oxygen levels 2 billion years ago, in contradiction to previously accepted models that predict low oxygen at that time. (2020-03-24)
New material developed could help clean energy revolution
Researchers developed a promising graphene-carbon nanotube catalyst, giving them better control over hugely important chemical reactions for producing green technology and clean energy (2020-03-23)
Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world
Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, news research shows. (2020-03-23)
New 3D view of methane tracks sources
NASA's new 3-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world's second largest contributor to greenhouse warming. (2020-03-23)
Hidden source of carbon found at the Arctic coast
A previously unknown significant source of carbon just discovered in the Arctic has scientists marveling at a once overlooked contributor to local coastal ecosystems -- and concerned about what it may mean in an era of climate change. (2020-03-20)
FSU Research: Hidden source of carbon found at the Arctic coast
FSU researcher Robert Spencer co-authored a study that showed evidence of undetected concentrations and flows of dissolved organic matter entering Arctic coastal waters, coming from groundwater flows on top of frozen permafrost. (2020-03-20)
Shedding light on how much carbon tropical forests can absorb
Tropical forest ecosystems are an important part of the global carbon cycle as they take up and store large amounts of CO2. (2020-03-19)
Radiation damage spreads among close neighbors
A single x-ray can unravel an enormous molecule, physicists report in the March 17 issue of Physical Review Letters. (2020-03-18)
Closing the carbon cycle to stop climate change
Reducing the CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere is key to stopping environmental degradation. (2020-03-18)
Sugar brings a lot of carbon dioxide into the deeper sea
The oceans are a very important reservoir for carbon in the system of the earth. (2020-03-18)
New sensor could help prevent food waste
MIT chemists have created a tiny sensor that can detect ethylene gas, a plant hormone, in concentrations as low as 15 parts per billion. (2020-03-18)
Natural solutions to the climate crisis? One-quarter is all down to Earth...
A recent study led by scientists from The Nature Conservancy alongside Conservation International, Woods Hole Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Yale University and the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB/CAS), has provided a timely reminder in this critical 'super year' for nature not to neglect the power of soils and the many benefits these ecosystems can deliver for climate, wildlife and agriculture. (2020-03-17)
New study presents hygroscopic micro/nanolenses along carbon nanotube ion channels
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel technology, which allows carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to be easily observed under room temperature. (2020-03-13)
Hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement
Fay-Wei Li from the Boyce Thompson Institute and researchers from across the globe sequenced the genomes of three hornworts, illuminating the dawn of land plants. (2020-03-13)
Microbes far beneath the seafloor rely on recycling to survive
Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reveal how microorganisms could survive in rocks nestled thousands of feet beneath the ocean floor in the lower oceanic crust. (2020-03-11)
'Zombie' brain cells develop into working neurons
Preventing the death of neurons during brain growth means these 'zombie' cells can develop into functioning neurons, according to research in fruit flies from the Crick, the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. (2020-03-11)
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