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Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt
New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in climate models is as, or more, important than the amount of greenhouse gas emissions when it comes to projecting future Greenland ice sheet melt. (2019-06-24)
Post-Soviet food system changes led to greenhouse gas reductions
Changes in agriculture, trade, food production and consumption after the collapse of the Soviet Union led to a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a new study has found. (2019-06-20)
Unexpected culprit -- wetlands as source of methane
Knowing how emissions are created can help reduce them. (2019-06-19)
Biochar may boost carbon storage, but benefits to germination and growth appear scant
Biochar may not be the miracle soil additive that many farmers and researchers hoped it to be, according to a new University of Illinois study. (2019-06-19)
US military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries -- massive hidden impact on climate
Research by social scientists from Durham University and Lancaster University shows the US military is one of the largest climate polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more CO2e (carbon-dioxide equivalent) than most countries. (2019-06-19)
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future
New research from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute shows that Greenland may be ice-free by the year 3000. (2019-06-19)
Methods and models
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. (2019-06-19)
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate, according to a new modeling study. (2019-06-19)
Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions
Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change. (2019-06-17)
Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg
The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or Las Vegas. (2019-06-13)
Empirical energy consumption model quantifies Bitcoin's carbon footprint
Researchers have conducted the first analysis of Bitcoin power consumption based on empirical data from IPO filings and localization of IP addresses. (2019-06-12)
One change can make diet more planet friendly
Food production is an important contributor to climate change, accounting for about a quarter of carbon emissions globally. (2019-06-10)
Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals
Using a new model that couples human behaviour to climate systems, researchers discovered including social processes can alter climate change predictions, a finding that may help reduce global warming. (2019-06-06)
Fertilizer plants emit 100 times more methane than reported
Emissions of methane from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, researchers from Cornell University and Environmental Defense Fund have found. (2019-06-06)
Limiting warming to 2 degrees C will require emission cuts across entire food system
Better understanding agriculture and the food system's unique place in climate change -- as both drivers of climate change and victims of it -- is helping to increase support for climate action. (2019-06-04)
Researchers develop new method to gauge atmosphere's ability to clear methane
Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Hydroxyl radicals (OH) react with methane and break it down, but it's been hard for scientists to get a handle on how much OH is present in the atmosphere at high-enough spatial and temporal resolution to be useful. (2019-06-03)
Climate action urgently required to protect human health in Europe
In this landmark report, the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) focuses on the consequences of climate change for human health in Europe and the benefits of acting now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to stabilize the climate. (2019-06-03)
More democracy -- A second chance for climate politics
Hope was high when the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted 2015. (2019-05-30)
Clean air taxis cut pollution in New York City: Study
New York City Clean Air Taxi rules are successful in cutting emissions and reducing air pollution, according to a new study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Drexel University. (2019-05-29)
Colombia could lose 60% of land suitable for irrigated rice due to climate change
Without significant global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, Colombia will have 60% less land suitable for rice production by the 2050s. (2019-05-29)
NASA-supported monitoring network assesses ozone layer threats
On the heels of the first definitive signs of the ozone layer recovery last year, an international team of scientists discovered that production and emission of a banned, potent ozone-depleting chemical is on the rise again. (2019-05-28)
Replacing diesel with liquefied natural leads to a fuel economy of up to 60% in São Paulo
A study conducted in Brazil at the FAPESP-funded Research Centre for Gas Innovation pointed to the environmental and economic benefits of the cargo transportation industry in São Paulo State's interior adopting LNG. (2019-05-28)
New study dismisses green growth policies as a route out of ecological emergency
The new study examines green growth policies as articulated in major reports by the World Bank, the OECD and the UN Environment Programme, and tests the theory against extant empirical evidence and models of the relationship between GDP and both material footprint and CO2 emissions. (2019-05-27)
100% renewables doesn't equal zero-carbon energy, and the difference is growing
While 160 companies around the world have committed to use '100% renewable energy,' that does not mean '100% carbon-free energy.' The difference will grow as power grids become less reliant on fossil power, according to a new Stanford study. (2019-05-23)
Hot new approach to 'green' hydrogen production is 'next logical step'
Electrifying the conventional fossil-fueled approaches to steam-methane reforming (SMR) enables a 'greener' approach to industrial hydrogen production, one that maximizes methane conversion while limiting the formation of unwanted carbon byproducts, researchers report. (2019-05-23)
Electric hookahs might be no safer than traditional charcoal-based ones
Waterpipe tobacco smoking, otherwise known as 'hookah' or 'shisha,' is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, especially among youth. (2019-05-22)
Global temperature change attributable to external factors, confirms new study
Researchers at the University of Oxford have confirmed that human activity and other external factors are responsible for the rise in global temperature. (2019-05-22)
Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions
Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China, according to new research published in Nature today by an international team of scientists from the UK, South Korea, Japan, USA, Australia and Switzerland. (2019-05-22)
Scientists discovered an entirely new reason for methane venting from the Arctic Shelf
Russian scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism of influence of salts migration on the degradation of gigantic intra permafrost gas (methane) hydrate reserves in the Arctic Shelf. (2019-05-21)
Epidemiology: Measures for cleaner air
Worldwide, a broad range of measures have been introduced to reduce outdoor air pollution. (2019-05-20)
Counter-intuitive climate change solution
A seemingly counterintuitive approach -- converting one greenhouse gas into another -- holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming. (2019-05-20)
Thinking outside the box: 'Seeing' clearer and deeper into live organs
Scientists using a unique approach have developed a new biomedical imaging contrast agent. (2019-05-20)
ALMA discovers aluminum around young star
Researchers using ALMA data discovered an aluminum-bearing molecule for the first time around a young star. (2019-05-16)
How climate change will affect the rural northeast: Expect three weeks of heat
While extreme cold and snow often make headlines in the Northeast, by 2060, there will be far more record heat. (2019-05-15)
Impact of CO2 leakage through North Sea wells
Realistic estimates show that global warming can only be kept below 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius if carbon dioxide is actively removed from the atmosphere. (2019-05-14)
Traces of Roman-era pollution stored in the ice of Mont Blanc
The deepest layers of carbon-14 dated ice found in the French Alps provide a record of atmospheric conditions in the ancient Roman era. (2019-05-09)
Vietnam can reduce emissions, save $2.3 billion by 2030 in ag, forestry and land use
Vietnam is one of the fortunate nations that has a suite of untapped options for emissions reductions that, if undertaken, can save the country an estimated $2.3 billion by 2030, substantially decrease emissions while increasing agricultural productivity, and benefit coastal and forest ecosystems. (2019-05-08)
Reducing carbon emissions while improving health is economically attractive, study shows
A study debuting a new climate policy model developed by Princeton University researchers and others reports it is economically sound to quickly and dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions given the immediate and significant human health benefits. (2019-05-07)
Global health benefits of climate action offset costs
New research in Nature Communications finds that immediate, dramatic cuts in global emissions -- aggressive enough to meet the Paris Climate Agreement -- are economically sound if human health benefits are factored in. (2019-05-07)
Rethinking digital service design could reduce their environmental impact
Rethinking digital service design could reduce their environmental impact Digital technology companies could reduce the carbon footprint of services like YouTube by changing how they are designed, experts say. (2019-05-06)
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