News tagged with greenhouses

How to beat the climate crisis? Start with carrots

To speed up progress in tackling climate change, policymakers need to build political support by investing in clean-energy industries rather than first penalizing polluters, according to a new policy paper by researchers ...

dateSep 10, 2015 in Environment
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Artificial 'plants' could fuel the future

Imagine creating artificial plants that make gasoline and natural gas using only sunlight. And imagine using those fuels to heat our homes or run our cars without adding any greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. By combining ...

dateSep 08, 2015 in Materials Science
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UN climate talks plagued by twin fears

Negotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a universal climate pact are driven by twin fears tugging in opposite directions, which may result in a hollow deal, say analysts.

dateSep 05, 2015 in Environment
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Nitrous oxide from urine patches in pastures

Commonly known as 'laughing gas' and currently used both in anaesthetics and as a 'legal high', nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas produced in the soil by micro-organisms, especially so on land grazed by animals.

dateSep 02, 2015 in Environment
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