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waste management

Crushed Mining Waste Can Replace Cement

Mountains of mining waste from all over the world are waiting to be resurrected as concrete construction material. New research at DTU Civil...
Waste CO2

Waste CO2 to Be Turned into Ingredients for Fuel, Plastics and...

It’s part of a strategy to halt global warming by cutting down the amount of CO2 we vent into the air and then re-using...
climate change

Antarctic Ocean CO2 Helped End the Ice Age

The findings published in the journal Nature, found that CO2 was stored in the deep Southern Ocean during the last ice age and then released into...
Antarctic Ocean

Antarctic Ocean CO2 Helped End the Ice Age

A team of scientists, led by the University of St Andrews, has shown that rapid CO2 release from the ocean around Antarctica helped end the last...
climate change

Tracking Land-Based CO2 Emissions Under the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement calls for global warming to be limited to "well below 2oC" and for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission “neutrality” to be achieved by...
Electrofuels

Breakthrough in Understanding the Conversion of CO2 to Electrofuels

Scientists have long sought ways to convert abundant CO2 to useful products such as chemicals and fuel. As early as in 1869, they were able...
Engineered E. coli

Engineered E. coli Using Formic Acid and CO2 As a C1-Refinery...

A research group at KAIST has developed an engineered E. coli strain that converts formic acid and CO2 to pyruvate and produces cellular energy...
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...