New study suggests more and longer atmospheric stagnation events due to global warming
Researchers predict global warming will cause an increase in frequency of Indian Ocean Dipole events
Carbon-capture breakthrough: Porous material polymerizes carbon dioxide at natural gas wellheads
Rice University scientists have created an Earth-friendly way to separate carbon dioxide from natural gas at wellheads.
Hydrogen sulfide nanoreporters gather intel on oil before pumping
(Phys.org) —Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they're still in the ground.
Researchers devise new, lower cost method to create more usable fuels
As the United States continues to lead the world in the production of natural gas, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new and more efficient method ...
America's natural gas system is leaky and in need of a fix, new study finds
The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated U.S. methane emissions generally, ...
Substance in photosynthesis was at work in ancient, methane-producing microbes 2.5 billion years ago
A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis in plants at daybreak likely developed on ...
Black hole that doesn't emit x-rays discovered near massive star
Mix of graphene nanoribbons, polymer has potential for cars, soda, beer
A discovery at Rice University aims to make vehicles that run on compressed natural gas more practical. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda.
Champion nano-rust for producing solar hydrogen
EPFL and Technion researchers have figured out the "champion" nanostructures able to produce hydrogen in the most environmentally friendly and cheap manner, by simply using daylight.
Fracking risks to ground water assessed
SheerWind claims its INVELOX wind turbine produces 600% more power
New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures CO2
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide ...
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 ...