News tagged with co2 emissions

More CO2 also means less nutritious food

Rice, maize, soybeans and wheat are the main source of nutrients for over 2 billion people living in poor countries. But with climate change and the rising amount of CO2 in the air we breathe, their already low nutrient value ...

Jun 06, 2014 3.8 / 5 (16) 15

A new, greener cement to meet future demand

An EPFL-led consortium is developing a new blend of cement that promises to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by up to 40%. Now it has received financial backing from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation ...

Jun 03, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

EU weighs new climate goals, economic needs

The EU will announce climate change targets for 2030 next week but sharp differences over priorities and an unwillingness to take the lead while global rivals hang back may result in a modest compromise deal.

Jan 19, 2014 3.7 / 5 (3) 2

How does soil store CO2?

Global CO2 emissions continue to rise—in 2012 alone, 35.7 billion tons of this greenhouse gas entered the atmosphere. Some of it is absorbed by the oceans, plants and soil. They provide a significant reservoir ...

Jan 08, 2014 3 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Will electricity save the car?

Cars defined the 20th century … [They] shaped the wars that were fought, the way cities developed and how people and goods were moved around … [As] we look to alternative technologies to fuel more than ...

Nov 29, 2013 4.4 / 5 (7) 15