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natural gas

Using Microbes to Convert CO2 to Natural Gas

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Southern California Gas Co. and Stanford University, are using microbes to convert carbon dioxide directly to renewable natural gas. The U.S....
climate change

Ever-Increasing CO2 Levels Could Take Us Back to the Tropical Climate...

As seen from the ongoing heat wave, the knock-on effects of such extreme warmth include arid land and fires as well as impacts on...
climate change

Climate Predictions Should Include Impacts of CO2 on Life

Scientists currently use models in which warming of 1.5°C coincides with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of between 425 and 520 parts per million...
climate change

Greener Energy Generation Alone Will Not Help Us Reach Climate Goals

Transporting goods, heating buildings and manufacturing products all rely on fossil fuels. Without serious change now in these sectors, we will be ‘locked in’...
solar fuel

How to Split CO2 for Solar Fuel Using Plasma

A promising way to store solar energy is in the form of a fuel. The most important step in this - converting CO2 into CO...
global warming

Rising CO2 May Increase Dangerous Weather Extremes, Whatever Happens to Global...

The paper, published today in Nature Climate Change, demonstrates that higher atmospheric CO2 concentrations directly increase temperature and rainfall extremes, meaning there could be...
rice

Rice Becomes Less Nutritious as CO2 Levels Rise

Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reduce the nutritional value of rice, according to an international research team that analyzed rice samples from...
Hypercapnia

Excess CO2 in Air Intensifies Active Expiration During Sleep

Breathing consists of pulmonary ventilation via inspiration, the inhalation of air to provide oxygen, and expiration, the exhalation of spent air to remove carbon...
Copper Catalysts

Lab Scientists to Improve Energy Efficiency of Copper Catalysts That Convert...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have received $1 million from the Department of Energy to improve the energy efficiency of copper-based catalysts to convert...
converting carbon dioxide

Converting CO2 into Usable Energy

Imagine if carbon dioxide (CO2) could easily be converted into usable energy. Every time you breathe or drive a motor vehicle, you would produce...
climate change

How Is the Sea Affected by Climate Change?

Oceans cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface. The temperature, chemistry, currents, and life of the world’s oceans play a crucial role in making...
global warming

Cooling-Down Mechanism of past Extreme Global Warmings

A research group at the University of Tokyo has shown that increased marine productivity brought an end to the rapid and transient global warming...
greenhouse gas

The Chemical Industry Can Achieve a 36% Reduction in Annual Greenhouse...

The JRC has published a pioneering study on the role of the chemical and petrochemical industry in reaching the EU climate targets. The innovative...
solar

UT Leads International Project to Study the Energy Performance of Solar...

Solar energy systems lead to significantly reduced CO2 emission levels during electricity generation. It is therefore important that these systems offer high energy yields...
wind and solar energy

Transformation to Wind and Solar Could Be Achieved with Low Indirect...

“Both fossil and non-fossil power technologies still come with a certain amount of greenhouse gas emissions within their life cycle – on the one...
driverless cars

How Will Driverless Cars Change How We Travel?

The idea of a completely autonomous vehicle is exciting — and a bit scary. As we envision future advancements on the road, many would like...
soil

Soil Researchers Quantify an Important, Underappreciated Factor in Carbon Release to...

Soil plays a critical role in global carbon cycling, in part because soil organic matter stores three times more carbon than the atmosphere. Now...
climate change

Brazilian Ethanol Can Replace 13.7% of World’s Crude Oil Consumption

Expansion of sugarcane cultivation in Brazil for ethanol production in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could potentially replace up...
climate change

How Our Forests Are Adapting to Climate Change

Rising temperatures, increasingly intense rainfall and extended periods of drought are some of the known effects of climate change. But how are trees reacting...
global emissions

Record High CO2 Emissions Delay Global Peak

The alarming projection for 2017 is revealed in a new report by the GCP – co-authored by many of the world’s leading climate scientists...