News tagged with greenhouse

How can man-made climate change be proven?

If observed climate variables such as temperature or precipitation change over time, it raises the question as to whether human influence plays a role. To investigate this, scientists are applying a method for estimating ...

dateNov 09, 2017 in Environment
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Geologists uncover Antarctica's fossil forests

During Antarctica's summer, from late November through January, UW-Milwaukee geologists Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell climbed the McIntyre Promontory's frozen slopes in the Transantarctic Mountains. High above the ice fields, ...

dateNov 09, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Cool textiles to beat the heat

Air-conditioned buildings bring welcome relief to people coming in from the heat. But creating that comfort comes with a cost to our wallets and the environment in the form of increased energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. ...

dateNov 08, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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Could the peatlands of Congo be a carbon bomb?

Gruelling talks are unfolding in Bonn for implementing the UN's Paris Agreement on climate change, but many kilometres (miles) away, there are fears that any progress may be wiped out by a lurking carbon threat.

dateNov 08, 2017 in Environment
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