Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers
Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal—and companies that produce cleaner fuels or efficiency technologies—are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration's new proposed ...
Alaska shows no signs of rising Arctic methane
Despite large temperature increases in Alaska in recent decades, a new analysis of NASA airborne data finds that methane is not being released from Alaskan soils into the atmosphere at unusually high rates, ...
U.K. grocery store to power itself on biogas generated from its own food waste
World falling far behind on two-degree climate goal
The world is falling far behind in its bid to curb greenhouse emissions enough to limit global warming to 2C, according to two new reports.
Study: Farmers and scientists divided over climate change
Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows.
Violent eruptions in Mercury's past could hold clues to its formation
Volcanoes on Mercury may have been more explosive than previously anticipated, and they may have erupted more recently, as well.
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 ...
NASA readies satellite to measure atmospheric CO2
NASA is preparing a July 1 launch for its first satellite dedicated to measuring atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that plays a key role in climate change.
Poles apart: Arctic sea ice has shrunk but Antarctic sea ice has grown
A new study of satellite sea ice measurements shows that over the last 35 years there have been dramatic changes in sea ice cover around the world.
Dryland ecosystems emerge as driver in global carbon cycle
Dryland ecosystems, which include deserts to dry-shrublands, play a more important role in the global carbon cycle than previously thought. In fact, they have emerged as one of its drivers, says Montana State ...
If trees could talk: Forest research network reveals global change effects
Permafrost thaw drives forest loss in Canada, while drought has killed trees in Panama, southern India and Borneo. In the U.S., in Virginia, over-abundant deer eat trees before they reach maturity, while ...
Unclouding our view of future climate
If we had a second Earth, we could experiment with its atmosphere to see how increased levels of greenhouse gases would change it, without the risks that come with performing such an experiment. Since we ...
Solar panels light the way from carbon dioxide to fuel
Research to curb global warming caused by rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, usually involves three areas: Developing alternative energy sources, capturing and storing greenhouse gases, ...
A global natural gas boom alone won't slow climate change
A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that without new climate policies, expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse ...