Geologic CO2 sequestration inhibits microbial growth
A recent study used a novel combination of techniques to reveal how carbon dioxide (CO2) injections—a process that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere—could affect sulfate-reducing bacteria t ...
Cooling with the coldest matter in the world
Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree ...
Gas cloud in the galactic centre is part of a larger gas streamer
(Phys.org) —In November, astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics presented new observations of the gas cloud G2 in the galactic centre originally discovered in 2011. These data ...
Researcher optimally isolates propylene for commercial use
(Phys.org) —Many people are familiar with the natural compound known as propane, used often as fuel, but less is discussed about propylene (or propene), with which propane is closely tied.
Ineos in $1bn bid to become UK's biggest fracking firm
Swiss-based petrochemical firm Ineos launched plans Thursday to become the biggest player in Britain's fracking sector with a $1.0-billion investment in the nation's shale gas industry.
Black hole loses its appetite for gassy cloud
(Phys.org) —In a showdown of black hole versus G2 – a cloud of gas and dust – it looks like G2 won.
Britain's first poo-powered bus takes to the road
Britain's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste took to the road in Bristol on Thursday.
Meet a real interstellar explorer – but its days are numbered
Australia's Mopra telescope, nestled in NSW's Warrumbungle National Park, is earmarked for closure in a year thanks to CSIRO funding cuts. But this one-of-a-kind telescope is well worth saving. ...
Green Climate Fund pledges reach $9.3 bn
Nations meeting in Berlin Thursday pledged $9.3 billion (7.4 bn euros) for a climate fund to help poor countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target.
Brazil carbon emissions rise for first time in decade
Brazil's carbon dioxide emissions have risen for the first time in a decade, mainly due to increased deforestation, the Climate Observatory said Wednesday.
City OKs plan for gas-pump climate change labels
Climate-change warning labels are coming to gas pumps in Berkeley, California, a city with a long history of green and clean policies.
Current pledges not enough to stop global warming: UN report
Pollution is still rising despite world pledges to cut carbon emissions, and more action is needed to rein in climate change in the coming years, a UN report said Wednesday.
Climate change will slow China's progress in reducing infectious diseases
China has made significant progress increasing access to tap water and sanitation services, and has sharply reduced the burden of waterborne and water-related infectious diseases over the past two decades. ...
Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming
Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth's upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, according to ...