On the road to artificial photosynthesis: Study reveals key catalytic factors in carbon dioxide reduction
The excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide that is driving global climate change could be harnessed into a renewable energy technology that would be a win for both the environment and the economy. That is the ...
Biologists identify unique way catfish locate prey
Animals incorporate a number of unique methods for detecting prey, but for the Japanese sea catfish, Plotosus japonicus, it is especially tricky given the dark murky waters where it resides.
Lab study suggests small layer of water, CO2 and silicate lies beneath tectonic plates
How carbon budgets can change climate negotiations
(Phys.org) —This week in New York, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is hosting a Climate Summit. The Summit aims to 'catalyse action' on climate change among the 120 or so Heads of State in ...
Monitoring carbon movement
Studying the movement of carbon dioxide into the deep ocean to improve climate projections and understanding of deep-sea ecosystems will be the focus of a two-year research project by a University of Maine ...
First large-scale carbon capture goes online in Canada
The world's first large-scale carbon capture and storage—built into a SaskPower coal-fired power plant in the Canadian prairies—will be inaugurated Thursday.
Rwanda's deadly methane lake becomes source of future power
Beneath the calm waters of Lake Kivu lie vast but deadly reserves of methane and carbon dioxide, which Rwanda is tapping both to save lives and provide a lucrative power source.
Carbon stored in the world's soils more vulnerable to climate change than expected
The response of soil microbial communities to changes in temperature increases the potential for more carbon dioxide to be released from the world's soils as global temperatures rise, scientists have revealed.
Advanced molecular 'sieves' could be used for carbon capture
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed advanced molecular 'sieves' which could be used to filter carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval, study suggests
Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring. In the oceans, carbonate sediments dissolved, some organisms went extinct and others evolved.
Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water
The smallest and least known of Spain's Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.
Reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change, study finds
Forget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in the earth's atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth's atmosphere. Those approaches to climate ...
Catching greenhouse gases with advanced membranes
Researchers in Japan have engineered a membrane with advanced features capable of removing harmful greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Their findings, published in the British journal Nature Communications, may on ...
Permafrost thawing could accelerate global warming, research says
A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate ...