News tagged with carbon dioxide

No quick fix for those melting glaciers

Even after researching the effects of climate change on ecosystems for 15 years, I had to put down my morning coffee and take a deep breath at the news earlier this spring that much of the West Antarctic ...

Jun 13, 2014 3.3 / 5 (20) 12

Where economy meets ecology

Think of a city as a complex organism powered by human activities and consumption. John E. Fernández, an associate professor in the Department of Architecture, wants to understand how the urban metabolism ...

May 06, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Going green with algae

Once known only as the slimy scourge of backyard ponds and lakes, algae is emerging as a superhero in the race for cleaner and renewable energy resources. But this hero is not without its Achilles' heel: Although its proliferation ...

May 30, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

Iris for safer air travel

Aviation accidents sometimes highlight how much we still rely on old-fashioned radio contact by pilots and vulnerable tracking systems. But satellites are set to change sky safety, thanks to international ...

May 09, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Exxon: Highly unlikely world limits fossil fuels

On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, America's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop ...

Apr 01, 2014 4.4 / 5 (5) 2

Green clouds on the horizon for computing

Small businesses could save up to 62% of energy costs by switching to a cloud computing system for their invoicing, according to research published in the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management. ...

Apr 29, 2014 not rated yet 0