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Looking to Space to Quantify Natural Gas Leaks on Earth

The recent increase in natural gas production could provide a bridge to a lower carbon future because it generates half the carbon dioxide CO2 of coal when burned However natural gas that is leaked into ... - Read More

Key to the long-term storage of dissolved organic carbon in the deep ocean

Researchers from the Malaspina Expedition have made strides in the understanding of the mechanisms governing the persistence of dissolved organic carbon DOC for hundreds or thousands of years in the deep ocean Most of this ... - Read More

Conservation works: Forests for water in eastern Amazonia

Brazil's 'arc of deforestation' accounted for 85% of all Amazon deforestation from 1996 to 2005. Although deforestation rates have dropped considerably since 2005 the forests of the southeastern Amazon remain vulnerable to expanding development which ... - Read More

Ascension of marine diatoms linked to vast increase in continental weathering

A team of researchers including Rensselaer professor Morgan Schaller has used mathematical modeling to show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms a group of tiny ... - Read More

Kavli Lecture: Mimicking Nature's Chemistry to Solve Global Environmental Problems

I need to learn more about combustion ’ To be honest I think I entered undergraduate studies being very uncertain about what I wanted to do ” But by the time he completed his degree ... - Read More

New processing technology converts used packing peanuts to battery components

Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste Batteries have ... - Read More

Better season-long nutrient supply in soybean a 'low-hanging fruit' to improve upon

Over the last several decades there have been substantial yield improvements in soybean Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices the yield potential in soybean is higher now than ever before But a lack ... - Read More

Geoengineering proposal may backfire: Ocean pipes 'not cool,' would end up warming climate

To combat global climate change caused by greenhouse gases alternative energy sources and other types of environmental recourse actions are needed There are a variety of proposals that involve using vertical ocean pipes to move ... - Read More

Toward better agricultural fertilization management

A new study led by researchers from UPM shows that ammonia emissions associated with crop fertilization could reduce up to 82% with a minimum impact on agricultural production The research findings conducted by several universities ... - Read More

Computer sims: In climatic tug of war, carbon released from thawing permafrost wins handily

There's a carbon showdown brewing in the Arctic as Earth's climate changes On one side thawing permafrost could release enormous amounts of long frozen carbon into the atmosphere On the opposing side as high latitude ... - Read More

Scientists develop cool process to make better graphene

A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene a material made up of an atom thick layer of carbon at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene based solar cells ... - Read More

Morning is the time for powerful lightning

Wherever you are if it's 8 a m it's time for the kids to be in school time perhaps for a second cup of coffee and time for the most powerful lightning strokes of the ... - Read More

High power and high safety oxide-based negative electrode materials for Li-ion battery

Mixed Ti Nb oxide Ti2Nb10O29 TNO is one of the negative electrode materials for large scale Li ion battery with high safety because the potential = 1.6 V vs Li Li+ for Li storage of ... - Read More

Predicting which African storms will intensify into hurricanes

Hurricanes require moisture the rotation of Earth and warm ocean temperatures to grow from a mere atmospheric disturbance into a tropical storm But where do these storm cells originate and exactly what makes an atmospheric ... - Read More

Naturally acidic waters of Puget Sound surround labs

For more than 100 years marine biologists at Friday Harbor Laboratories have studied the ecology of everything from tiny marine plants to giant sea stars Now as the oceans are undergoing a historic shift in ... - Read More

Epoch-defining study pinpoints when humans came to dominate planet Earth

The human dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610 with an unusual drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide and the irreversible exchange of species between the New and Old Worlds ... - Read More

New material captures carbon at half the energy cost

UC Berkeley chemists have made a major leap forward in carbon capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions ... - Read More

Physics of clouds: Long-held ideas about turbulence disproven

In 1941 Russian physicist Andrey Kolmogorov developed a theory of turbulence that has served as the basic foundation for our understanding of this important naturally occurring phenomenon Turbulence occurs when fluid flow is characterized by ... - Read More

New information helps predict future climate change impacts on global tropics

Researchers at the University of Montana Princeton University Stanford University and Rutgers University among others are collecting new measurements of tropical forests to gain a better understanding of how they respond to seasonal climate variations ... - Read More

Methane in Arctic lake traced to groundwater from seasonal thawing

Global warming may ramp up the flow of methane from groundwater into Arctic lakes allowing more of the potent greenhouse gas to bubble out into the atmosphere according to a new study led by researchers ... - Read More
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