To address climate change, nothing substitutes for reducing CO2 emissions
The politically expedient way to mitigate climate change is essentially no way at all, according to a comprehensive new study by University of Chicago climatologist Raymond Pierrehumbert.
Construction begins on largest carbon capture project for an existing coal plant to date
Ten reasons why policy makers should take direct air capture seriously
Despite the fact that the impacts of manmade climate change are already being felt and that failure to mitigate these effects by lessening fossil fuel CO2 emissions could result in dire consequences, policies enacted to reduce these ...
US justices rap agency, but uphold warming rules
The U.S. Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also ...
Replacing coal and oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming
Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.
NASA's OCO-2 will track our impact on airborne carbon
(Phys.org) —Every time we get in a car and drive, we burn gasoline, releasing carbon dioxide and other compounds into the air and disturbing Earth's climate. Our use of fossil fuels continues to increase ...
Satellite will help predict climate changes, say Stanford researchers
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite will monitor carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and help scientists understand the lifecycle of carbon on Earth.
Marine bacteria unfazed by rising ocean acidification
Bacteria are more resistant to ocean acidification than previously thought, say scientists.
Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies is joining forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
Calculating the cumulative cost of carbon dioxide emissions
Calculating the cumulative cost of carbon dioxide emissions gives new insights into the question of who is responsible for climate change.