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Breakthrough in air purification with a catalyst that works at room temperature
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that a newly engineered catalyst made of gold nanoparticles supported on a metal oxide framework shows breakdown of ammonia impurities in air, with excellent selectivity for conversion to nitrogen gas. (2019-03-23)
Jupiter's unknown journey revealed
The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700 000 years. (2019-03-22)
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington's coast
The first survey of methane vent sites off Washington's coast finds 1,778 bubble columns, with most located along a north-south band that is in line with a geologic fault. (2019-03-21)
New measurement method for radioactive methane
The method developed by Juho Karhu in his PhD thesis work is a first step towards creating a precise measuring device. (2019-03-20)
Microbes can grow on nitric oxide
Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule of the global nitrogen cycle. (2019-03-18)
EPFL researchers make a key discovery on how alpine streams work
An EPFL study has showed that until now, scientists have been substantially underestimating how quickly gases are exchanged between mountain streams and the atmosphere. (2019-03-18)
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)
Probing water's skin
Electrosprays of water cannot reliably probe the air-water interface. (2019-03-07)
Location and competition
Those of us who drive regularly are keenly aware of gas prices and their daily fluctuations. (2019-03-05)
New key players in the methane cycle
Methane is not only a powerful greenhouse gas, but also a source of energy. (2019-03-04)
New research from Arctic: Thawing permafrost peatlands may add to atmospheric CO2 burden
A new study led by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Montreal, in cooperation with researchers from various Nordic research institutions, finds that peatlands may strengthen the permafrost-carbon feedback by adding to the atmospheric CO2 burden post-thaw. (2019-03-01)
Hiding black hole found
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. (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)
Scientists develop bubble diameter prediction model for industrial use
A research team led by Prof. YANG Chao from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology systematically investigated the influence of orifice diameter, liquid viscosity, surface tension and orifice superficial gas velocity on the bubble diameter of gas spargers under industrial jetting conditions. (2019-02-28)
Capturing carbon from the air
Climate scientists predict disastrous consequences if greenhouse gases continue to accumulate at ever-increasing rates. (2019-02-27)
ALMA differentiates two birth cries from a single star
Astronomers have unveiled the enigmatic origins of two different gas streams from a baby star. (2019-02-26)
How power-to-gas technology can be green and profitable
Hydrogen production based on wind power can already be commercially viable today. (2019-02-26)
Coda waves reveal carbon dioxide storage plume
Pumping carbon dioxide into the ground to remove it from the atmosphere is one way to lower greenhouse gases, but keeping track of where that gas is, has been a difficult chore. (2019-02-26)
Captured carbon dioxide converts into oxalic acid to process rare earth elements
Removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions is a good idea to start with -- and it may have an extra economic benefit. (2019-02-22)
JILA researchers make coldest quantum gas of molecules
JILA researchers have made a long-lived, record-cold gas of molecules that follow the wave patterns of quantum mechanics instead of the strictly particle nature of ordinary classical physics. (2019-02-21)
Scientists identify atomic structure of catalytically active copper-ceria interface
Recently, Dr. ZHOU Yan and Prof. SHEN Wenjie at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators identified the atomic structure of the catalytically active copper-ceria interface and proposed a copper bilayer model. (2019-02-19)
Forest fires as an opportunity for ecosystem recovery
It is estimated that globally there are more than two million hectares of land in need of restoration. (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)
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)
More data, more land reclamation success
A new study shows teams can increase the chance of successful land reclamation by first collecting soil data at short intervals. (2019-02-13)
Carbon gas storage cavern is the best way to obtain clean energy from a fossil fuel
The Research Center for Gas Innovation is developing technology to separate CO2 and methane in oil and gas exploration and store it in offshore salt caverns. (2019-02-13)
Study uses satellite data to pinpoint widespread oil industry 'flaring'
A new study by SF State University Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing and colleagues at the University of Southern California used satellite data to track flaring, an often underreported and potentially harmful oil and gas industry practice. (2019-02-13)
Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have proposed a design solution that could bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into the environment. (2019-02-12)
BFU scientists developed tungsten-based hydrogen detectors
A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University together with their colleagues from National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (NRNU MEPhI) developed a tungsten oxide-based detector of hydrogen in gas mixes. (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)
The Milky Way in a twist
Our Milky Way galaxy's disk of stars is anything but stable and flat. (2019-02-04)
Study: Environmental regulations may have unintended consequences in energy production
Many countries have passed environmental laws to preserve natural ecosystems. (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)
Everything in moderation
In efforts to curb our use of greenhouse gas-generating fossil fuels, plant-based biofuels are among the top contenders as alternative liquid energy sources for transportation. (2019-02-01)
The 'Batman' in hydrogen fuel cells
In a study published in Nature on Jan. 31, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report advances in the development of hydrogen fuel cells that could increase its application in vehicles, especially in extreme temperatures like cold winters. (2019-01-30)
New quantum system could help design better spintronics
Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can literally turn certain particle interactions on and off, potentially paving the way for advances in spintronics. (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)
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)
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)
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