March 2020 among hottest on record: EU

Temperatures last month were among the hottest on record for March, the European Union's satellite monitoring service said Monday, with particularly extreme warm weather over Russia, home to much of Earth's permafrost.

How the chemical industry can meet the climate goals

ETH researchers analyzed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero. Their conclusion? The chemical industry can in fact have a carbon-neutral future.

Methane emitted by humans vastly underestimated, researchers find

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and large contributor to global warming. Methane emissions to the atmosphere have increased by approximately 150 percent over the past three centuries, but it has been difficult for researchers ...

High school students are unequipped to spot 'fake news'

Despite mounting attention to the threat of "fake news" on the internet and efforts nationwide to improve digital media literacy, high school students still have difficulty discerning fact from fiction online, according to ...

Using renewable electricity for industrial hydrogenation reactions

From the design of improved batteries to the use of solar and wind power for commodity chemical production, the University of Pittsburgh's James McKone ways that chemical engineering can make the world more sustainable. That's ...

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