News tagged with carbon emissions

Is fishing truly sustainable?

Many studies have shown that raising cattle and pigs for food is hard on the environment, and fish has long been considered a better alternative.

dateMar 18, 2016 in Environment
shares26 comments 0

Would you live in a city made of synthetic bone?

The cities of today are built with concrete and steel – but some Cambridge researchers think that the cities of the future need to go back to nature if they are to support an ever-expanding population, while keeping carbon ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Engineering
shares28 comments 0

Opinion: Can we save the algae biofuel industry?

Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels do. But several major companies including Shell ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Biotechnology
shares15 comments 13

Electric airplanes (batteries included)

If there were no need for massive batteries, electric propulsion could dramatically reduce aviation's contribution to climate change from carbon dioxide emissions. But what if the plane, itself, were the battery?

dateAug 25, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
shares23 comments 0