Sunfire, Audi en route to synthetic fuel of future
Startup turns old shipping containers into farms
The food tech startup Freight Farms is giving new life to old shipping containers, and at the same time giving impetus to locally grown food.
Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year, study finds
The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent ...
Climate scientists find elusive tropospheric hot spot
Researchers have published results in Environmental Research Letters confirming strong warming in the upper troposphere, known colloquially as the tropospheric hotspot. The hot has been long expected as par ...
Global carbon dioxide levels reach new monthly record (Update)
In another ominous sign of human-caused climate change, US government scientists said Wednesday that global carbon dioxide concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million.
Ecuador breaks Guinness reforestation record
Ecuador broke the world record for reforestation Saturday, as thousands of people pitched in to plant 647,250 trees in a single day, President Rafael Correa said.
Ice cores store atmospheric bubbles from a million years ago
Fastest hydrogen battery ever stepping stone to hydrogen car?
Can cars run on formic acid? They just might one day, after what physical chemist Georgy Filonenko discovered in his dissertation. He developed a catalyst in which hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) can form ...
Ocean bacteria get 'pumped up': Team discovers new factors impacting fate of sinking carbon
The ocean has been sucking up heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) building up in our atmosphere—with a little help from tiny plankton. Like plants on land, these plankton convert CO2 into organic carbon ...
Scientists discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane
Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane.
Clean air and health benefits of clean power plan hinge on key policy decisions
States will gain large, widespread, and nearly immediate health benefits if EPA sets strong standards in the final Clean Power Plan, according to the first independent, peer-reviewed paper of its kind, published ...
Artificial photosynthesis could help make fuels, plastics and medicine
The global industrial sector accounts for more than half of the total energy used every year. Now scientists are inventing a new artificial photosynthetic system that could one day reduce industry's dependence ...
Researchers clarify impact of permafrost thaw
As the Earth's climate continues to warm, researchers are working to understand how human-driven emissions of carbon dioxide will affect the release of naturally occurring greenhouse gases from arctic permafrost. ...
Partially logged rainforests could be emitting more carbon than previously thought
Global carbon emissions from forests could have been underestimated because calculations have not fully accounted for the dead wood from logging.