Operational results of 'seeded' free-electron laser facility highlighted in study
Two Colorado State University faculty members are featured in this month's Nature Photonics journal for their role in helping to create a really stable and short-wavelength light source with laser-like properties that will h ...
Model used by US government underestimates costs of carbon pollution, climate change
The U.S. federal government is significantly underestimating the costs of carbon pollution because it is using a faulty analytical model, according to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.
Climate: EU emissions down 2.5 percent in 2011
European greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2.5 percent in 2011 over 2010, as a mild winter and increase in renewable energy use offset a rise in coal consumption and economic activity, estimates released on ...
Only two percent of Canadians deny climate change
Only two per cent of Canadians believe climate change is not occurring, a new important survey released today by IPAC-CO2 Research Inc. concluded.
New tactics needed to save oceans from CO2 emissions
(Phys.org) -- A University of Queensland scientist is involved in an international collaboration that has proposed a new strategy for marine conservation, which involves unconventional, proactive tactics, in a paper published ...
US carbon emissions in surprise drop
US emissions of carbon dioxide blamed for climate change fell in 2011 and have slipped to a 20-year low this year as the the world's largest economy uses more natural gas and less coal, data shows.
CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low
(AP) The amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap ...
Warming causes more extreme shifts of the Southern Hemisphere's largest rain band
(Phys.org) -- South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper out today in the journal Nature.
Earth still absorbing about half carbon dioxide emissions produced by people: study
Earth's oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to a study ...
Scripps and SoCalGas system to use algae to capture carbon dioxide
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (Scripps) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) have entered into an agreement focusing on the design of an innovative system in which algae consume ...
Melting Arctic sea ice: How much is down to us?
(Phys.org) -- Natural climate variations could explain up to 30% of the loss in Arctic sea ice since the 1970s, scientists have found.
US court upholds agency's global warming rules
(AP) A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever U.S. regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming, handing down perhaps the most significant decision on the issue since a 2007 Supreme ...
Amazon was not all manufactured landscape before Europeans arrived, scientists report
Population estimates for the Amazon basin just before Europeans arrived range from 2 to 10 million people. The newly reported reconstruction of Amazonian prehistory by Smithsonian scientist Dolores R. Piperno ...
Potential carbon capture role for new CO2 absorbing material
(Phys.org) -- A novel porous material that has unique carbon dioxide adsorption properties has been developed through research led by The University of Nottingham.