'Pollution' may be key ingredient in concrete mixtures, researcher says
(PhysOrg.com) -- A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology is leading a study to increase the amount of fly ash used in concrete. If successful, the effort could divert millions of tons of the waste product ...
Global CO2 emissions back on the rise in 2010: study
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions the main contributor to global warming show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to a study led by the University of Exeter (UK).
Electric, diesel or hybrid car? Cost and CO2 calculator helps consumers choose
As the Environmental Protection Agency struggles with how to accurately label passenger vehicles for fuel economy and greenhouse-gas emissions, a new online cost and CO2 emissions calculator has launched to help fill the ...
Netherlands stops Shell's CO2 storage project
The Dutch government said Thursday it will not allow oil giant Shell to store millions of tonnes of arbon dioxide in a depleted gas reservoir under a small town, upholding the fears of townspeople.
French, Spanish cities win Europe's green capital award
The northern Spanish city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, whose entire population lives a stone's throw from a green space, has won the European Green Capital award for 2012.
Half the productivity, twice the carbon
Unless the IT industry adopts new energy-efficient technologies in the coming decade, it runs a serious risk of being unable to contribute to growing the global economy if limits are placed on carbon emissions. The findings ...
Natural gas fuelled cars for the country environmentally friendly
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly automobile, think about getting a hybrid car or one running on natural-gas. In terms of CO2 emissions both perform significantly better than gasoline or diesel ...
KEPCO, power company in Japan, taps nature to revitalize trees
Kansai Electric Power Co. in Japan has developed a new method for rejuvenating trees using mycorrhizal fungi, which form mutually beneficial relationships with plants.
Researcher develops carbon dioxide-free method of producing iron
(PhysOrg.com) -- George Washington University Professor Stuart Licht has developed a revolutionary carbon dioxide-free method of producing iron that could provide a breakthrough for an industry that has been ...
Predictions of Coal, CO2 Production Flawed, Says Latest Research
(PhysOrg.com) -- The CO2 emission estimates used for government policy decisions assume unlimited coal and fossil fuel production for the next 100 years, an unrealistic premise which skews climate change models and proposed ...
German power plant testing CO2-scrubbing algae
Swedish energy group Vattenfall said it had launched a major pilot project Thursday using algae to absorb greenhouse gas emissions from a coal-fired power plant in eastern Germany.
Science City stores heat in the ground
A groundbreaking project is currently being implemented on the Honggerberg Campus: in future, waste heat from buildings on the Science City Campus will be stored in the earth during the summer through 800 ...
Nuclear power vital to cutting CO2 emissions: report
Roughly a quarter of global electricity could be generated by nuclear power by 2050, requiring a tripling in nuclear generating capacity but making a major contribution to reduced CO2 emissions, a report said ...
Canada cuts greenhouse gas emissions target for 2010-2012
The Canadian government quietly cut its greenhouse gas emissions target for 2010-2012 this week, unleashing a firestorm of criticism from the opposition on Friday.