Without plants, Earth would cook under billions of tons of additional carbon
(Phys.org) —Enhanced growth of Earth's leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet's transition to being red-hot, according to the first study to specify the extent to which ...
New study suggests earthworms sequester more CO2 than they release
Carbon capture and storage—reality or still a dream?
To have any chance of avoiding dangerous climate change we'll have to reduce the carbon emissions from our energy sectors—currently the largest human source of greenhouse gas emissions globally. And we'll ...
First detailed map of aboveground forest carbon stocks in Mexico unveiled
Available for download today, the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) and Allianza MREDD+ released the first detailed map of aboveground forest carbon stocks of Mexico. This carbon stock inventory is very valuable ...
What do wildfires have to do with climate change?
As the western U.S. faces its third year of severe drought, firefighters are still battling two large fires in California. The state, which is experiencing its worst drought since record keeping began in ...
Recent gains in gas mileage have fueled major societal benefits
Fuel economy in the U.S. has increased 26 percent in the last seven years, saving billions of gallons of gas and billions of pounds of vehicle emissions, say University of Michigan researchers.
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.
Power plant standards could save thousands of US lives every year
Power plant standards to cut climate-changing carbon emissions will reduce other harmful air pollution and provide substantial human health benefits, according to a new study released today. The research shows that, depending ...
Australia can get to zero carbon emissions, and grow the economy
Today more than 120 world leaders are gathered in New York for the Climate Leaders' Summit. With global emissions continuing to rise, it is easy to be pessimistic. ...
NASA, partners target megacities carbon emissions
Driving down busy Interstate 5 in Los Angeles in a nondescript blue Toyota Prius, Riley Duren of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is a man on a mission as he surveys the vast urban ...
State policies are effective in reducing power plant emissions, study finds
A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder found that different strategies used by states to reduce power plant emissions—direct ones such as emission caps and indirect ones like encouraging renewable energy—are ...
CO2 emissions set to reach new 40 billion ton record high in 2014
Carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, are set to rise again in 2014 - reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes.
Study urges 15-year plan for low-carbon growth
The world can save both financial and environmental costs by shifting toward a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years, a high-level panel said Tuesday ahead of a UN summit.
Study assesses the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.