How Indigenous communities can help tackle climate change
A new study shows that replanting native forests and woodlands vegetation on Indigenous lands, especially across southern and eastern Australia, could help restore the nation's native vegetation in places where it is needed ...
'Time running out' as CO2 levels hit new high, UN says
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency said Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases.
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.
Buried fossil soils found to be awash in carbon
Soils that formed on the Earth's surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet's ...
Devastating human impact on the Amazon rainforest revealed
The human impact on the Amazon rainforest has been grossly underestimated according to an international team of researchers from Brazil and the UK, led by Lancaster University.
Forty-six transistors constructed on six CNTs is most complicated device of its kind to date
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 ...
Estimating the impact of fires on the atmosphere
European scientists globally monitor wildfires with the help of satellites. The emission data are important for globally and regionally forecasting air quality.
New graphene-type material created
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of Liverpool have created a new material, related to graphene, which has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices.
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 ...
Marriage of nanocarbon and nanostructured porous carbon for next-generation batteries
By hybridizing sp2 nanocarbon and nanostructured porous carbon, researchers have created a high-energy and high-power lithium-sulfur battery at Tsinghua University, appearing on Volume 24, Issue 19 of Adva ...
New study shows humans have more impact on tropical nitrogen levels
A new paper co-written by four University of Montana researchers finds that humans have more than doubled tropical nitrogen inputs.
Top 15 words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary
Top 15 words and definitions added to the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:
Biomass as a primary fuel for replacing natural gas and district heating
Biomass covers around half of our total renewable energy consumption and is expected to also contribute to half of the EU 2020 renewable energy target. As the political discussion on energy security is 'heats ...