Researchers calculate 'hidden' emissions in traded meat

An international team of researchers has, for the first time, estimated the amount of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) that countries release into the atmosphere when producing meat from livestock, and assigned the emissions ...

Ex-DHS official warns of more USIS breach victims

A former senior Department of Homeland Security official says the hacking incident that compromised the private files of more than 25,000 DHS workers also exposed data belonging to numerous workers at other federal agencies.

Chemists develop porous molecules that bind greenhouse gases

A team of University of Houston (UH) chemistry researchers have developed a molecule that assembles spontaneously into a lightweight structure with microscopic pores capable of binding large quantities of several potent greenhouse ...

New Horizons set to wake up for Pluto encounter

(Phys.org) —NASA's New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under ...

S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' rating (Update)

Standard & Poor's gave Twitter's recent $1.8 billion debt issue a "speculative" rating of BB- on Thursday, weighing the company's push for acquisitions against likely slow growth in earnings.

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