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Plant scraps are the key ingredient in cheap, sustainable jet fuel
Scientists in China have developed a process for converting plant waste from agriculture and timber harvesting into high-density aviation fuel. (2019-03-21)
Uncertain projections help to reveal the truth about future climate change
A team of four scientists from the US and the UK explain how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future climate change, in a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change. (2019-03-18)
Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster, depending on public policy
Widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could either massively increase or drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions depending, in large part, on public policy, according to new research from Princeton University. (2019-03-12)
When green 'fixes' actually increase the carbon footprint
When tech companies move into a city, they often encourage a sustainability mindset. (2019-03-11)
Atmospheric scientists reveal the effect of sea-ice loss on Arctic warming
Analyses indicate that Arctic amplification would not slow down until the 22nd and 23rd centuries. (2019-03-08)
Shifting away from coal is key to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, PSU study finds
The United States could fulfill its greenhouse gas emission pledge under the Paris Climate Agreement by virtually eliminating coal as an energy source by 2024, according to new research from Portland State University. (2019-03-07)
Considerably reduced toxicant levels in heated tobacco prototype compared to cigarettes
New research conducted by Imperial Brands suggests that toxicants of notable public health interest are substantially reduced in the aerosol from our heated tobacco product (HTP) prototype, compared to smoke from a standard reference cigarette. (2019-03-01)
2018's biggest volcanic eruption of sulfur dioxide
The Manaro Voui volcano on the island of Ambae in the nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean made the 2018 record books. (2019-02-28)
Natural climate solutions are not enough
To stabilize the Earth's climate for people and ecosystems, it is imperative to ramp up natural climate solutions and, at the same time, accelerate mitigation efforts across the energy and industrial sectors, according to a new policy perspective published today in Science. (2019-02-28)
Crop residue burning is a major contributor to air pollution in South Asia
Urban emissions of black carbon from fossil fuel combustion are not always the main contributor to severe air pollution in south Asian megacities like New Delhi, shows a new study by researchers from Stockholm University and the Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology, published in the journal Nature Sustainability. (2019-02-27)
Capturing carbon from the air
Climate scientists predict disastrous consequences if greenhouse gases continue to accumulate at ever-increasing rates. (2019-02-27)
Scientists simulate forest and fire dynamics to understand area burn of future wildfires
Scientists, including Matthew Hurteau in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico, are examining more data via simulations of wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to improve their understanding between prior and future wildfires. (2019-02-26)
Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality?
Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie's Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications. (2019-02-26)
CO2 emissions in developed economies fall due to decreasing fossil fuel and energy use
Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change are beginning to pay off according to research led by the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia. (2019-02-25)
UBC researchers explore an often ignored source of greenhouse gas
In a new study from UBC's Okanagan campus, researchers have discovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions -- bicarbonates hidden in the lake water used to irrigate local orchards. (2019-02-21)
Binary neutron star merger produced a compact jet of material detectible From Earth
Using a global network of radio telescopes, researchers have found that the binary neutron star merger event GW170817 produced a jet of material expanding at close to the speed of light, a new study reports. (2019-02-21)
Earth may be 140 years away from reaching carbon levels not seen in 56 million years
Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds. (2019-02-20)
Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution, says Oxford study
In a first-of-its-kind study from the Oxford Martin School, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing greenhouse gases produced. (2019-02-19)
Technologies for removing CO2 will need to be integrated into climate policy in 2019
EASAC released publications in 2018 that urged policy-makers to take immediate action on CO2 mitigation including using Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to offset large CO2 emitters. (2019-02-19)
The global impact of coal power
With data and modelling from almost 8,000 coal power plants, researchers from ETH Zurich present the most comprehensive global picture to date of climate and human health impacts from coal power generation. (2019-02-18)
Predicting climate change
Thomas Crowther, ETH Zurich identifies long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. (2019-02-16)
Scientists discovered where black carbon comes from in the Arctic in winter and summer
Scientists from seven countries published an article on the study of the sources of black carbon (BC) emissions in the Arctic. (2019-02-15)
Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes
In a finding that has implications for how scientists calculate natural greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska vary during the summer much more than was assumed. (2019-02-14)
Climate of North American cities will shift hundreds of miles in one generation
In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away -- or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today. (2019-02-12)
New model predicts how ground shipping will affect future human health, environment
The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. (2019-02-11)
Diffusing the methane bomb: We can still make a difference
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands of years to thaw and release methane into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to global warming. (2019-02-06)
Study: Environmental regulations may have unintended consequences in energy production
Many countries have passed environmental laws to preserve natural ecosystems. (2019-02-04)
A warming world increases air pollution
The UC Riverside-led study shows that the contrast in warming between the continents and sea, called the land-sea warming contrast, drives an increased concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere that cause air pollution. (2019-02-04)
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent
A UW-led team has found that early spring rainfall warms up a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing microbes. (2019-02-04)
How much carbon emissions from farmland reclamation in China during the past 300 years?
Scientific assessment of the accounting over carbon in the terrestrial ecosystem in the process land use/land cover changes (LUCC) caused by human activities will help reduce the uncertainty in estimating carbon emissions from the terrestrial ecosystem. (2019-02-01)
Carbon dioxide emissions from global fisheries larger than previously thought
Carbon dioxide emissions from fuel burnt by fishing boats are 30 per cent higher than previously reported, researchers with the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia and the Sea Around Us -- Indian Ocean at the University of Western Australia have found. (2019-01-30)
Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration
The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. (2019-01-29)
China's regulations unsuccessful in curbing methane emissions
China, already the world's leading emitter of human-caused greenhouse gases, continues to pump increasing amounts of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere despite tough new regulations on gas releases from its coal mines, a new Johns Hopkins study shows. (2019-01-29)
China not 'walking the walk' on methane emissions
In China, regulations to reduce methane emissions from coal mining took full effect in 2010 and required methane to be captured or to be converted into carbon dioxide. (2019-01-29)
Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below ground
Carbon capture and storage is a reliable way to store CO2 emissions underground, with minimal chance of gas escaping through geological fault lines (2019-01-25)
Worms can process rice straw, scientists discover
A team of scientists from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) discovered that earthworms efficiently process rice straw and enrich the soil with organic matter increasing its fertility and preventing the burning of the straw that takes quite long to naturally decompose. (2019-01-24)
Lower-carbon diets aren't just good for the planet, they're also healthier
A new study examining the carbon footprint of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in a day has good news for environmentally conscious consumers: diets that are more climate-friendly are also healthier. (2019-01-24)
Study: Lower-carbon diets aren't just good for the planet, they're also healthier
Researchers from Tulane University and University of Michigan examined the carbon footprint of daily diets from a survey of more than 16,000 Americans. (2019-01-24)
Lubricant for oil tankers
If ship hulls were coated with special high-tech air trapping materials, up to one percent of global CO2 emissions could be avoided. (2019-01-24)
Dry inland waters are underrated players in climate change
Climate change causes an increase in the number of freshwaters that run dry, at least temporarily. (2019-01-22)
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