The tundra—a dark horse in planet Earth's greenhouse gas budget
There are huge amounts of organic carbon in the soil beneath the tundra that covers the northernmost woodless areas of the planet. New research findings from Aarhus University show that the tundra may become ...
Deal reached on curbing airlines' CO2 emissions
The UN aviation body has reached a deal on curbing the airline industry's rising carbon emissions, sources close to the negotiations said Friday.
UN climate report: Key points (Update)
Highlights from a report issued by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Friday.
Carbon offsets could help lower emissions without harming the economy
Instead of harming the economies of developing countries, carbon offsets and taxes on shipping and aviation would have a minimal or even a positive economic impact if implemented wisely, according to a new ...
Report ponders: How sensitive is climate to CO2?
Scientists are more confident than ever that pumping carbon dioxide into the air by burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. The question is, by how much?
Smallest plankton grow fastest with rising CO2
Could the future of the ocean depend on its smallest organisms? An experiment conducted as part of the European project EPOCA, coordinated by Jean-Pierre Gattuso of the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche ...
EU urges global deal on airline pollution
The EU on Tuesday urged nations to accept a compromise on plans to curb airline carbon emissions at a key UN conference, though resistance to striking an overall deal remains fierce.
Airline industry calls for CO2 emissions plan
The airline industry's mouthpiece called Monday for uniform global measures by 2020 to curb all aircraft carbon emissions, warning that a patchwork of competing proposals could emerge otherwise.
Reducing CO2 footprint with bio-plastics
Today, the vast majority of plastics are still made using non-renewable fossil fuels, especially petroleum. With concerns about environmental impact and climate change increasing, some researchers have begun ...
Norway abandons carbon capture and storage plan
Norway said Friday it was abandoning its much-touted plans to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground to prevent emissions from escaping into the atmosphere.
New engine coatings promise operational efficiencies and longer life
Self-healing thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) designed to improve gas turbine engine efficiency have been developed by researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands. The TBCs were tested in aero-engines, but ...
Researchers map carbon footprints of UK towns and cities
The London borough of Newham is famed for producing talents such as Idris Elba, Plan B and Mo Farrah, whilst also playing host to the Olympic Stadium and West Ham United Football Club.
Revolutionising European machine tools
From lathes and shapers to cutting and grinding machines, machine tools helped put Europe at the forefront of manufacturing in the past and remain essential to many industries, including aerospace, automotive, ...
Algae fossils shed light on adaptation to global warming
When thinking about global warming, one thing usually comes to mind: man-made CO2 emissions. Industrialisation single-handedly caused the rise of Earth's surface temperature, leading to the likes of shrinking ...