In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More
The greatest battle in Earth's history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years it isn't over yet and until now no one knew it existed scientists reported February 13 in the journal ... - Read More
Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda half truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources according to delegates at ... - Read More
Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new energy efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide then releases it when exposed to sunlight Share This See Also Organic Chemistry ... - Read More
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More
Volcanoes are well known for cooling the climate But just how much and when has been a bone of contention among historians glaciologists and archeologists Now a team of atmosphere chemists from the Tokyo Institute ... - Read More
A new Rice University led study finds the real estate mantra location location location may also explain one of Earth's enduring climate mysteries The study suggests that Earth's repeated flip flopping between greenhouse and icehouse ... - Read More
Tropical rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb or produce varies hugely with ... - Read More
Cities are major players in the climate change game More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and over 70% of global GHG greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to cities A ... - Read More
Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago The study found that their response to environmental change varies between species in ... - Read More
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS showing for the first time that certain volatile ... - Read More
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere Share This See Also Nature Biology ... - Read More
An international team of researchers has shown that old wives' tales that snails can tell us about the weather should not be dismissed too hastily Share This See Also Marine Biology Nature Biology Weather Global ... - Read More
Deforested tropical peatlands are haemorrhaging carbon from deep within their peat soils with consequences for the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere according to new research by The Open University and partners published January ... - Read More
In a first of its kind feat of science and engineering a National Science Foundation NSF funded research team has successfully drilled through 800 meters 2 600 feet of Antarctic ice to reach a subglacial ... - Read More
Scientists have developed a way to grow iron oxidizing bacteria using electricity instead of iron an advance that will allow them to better study the organisms and could one day be used to turn electricity ... - Read More
Earth's forests perform a well known service to the planet absorbing a great deal of the carbon dioxide pollution emitted into the atmosphere from human activities But when trees are killed by natural disturbances such ... - Read More
In what is believed to be the first study of its kind researchers used genomic techniques to document the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms principally bacteria in the middle and upper troposphere that ... - Read More
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050 humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water fertilizer and arable land as today Share This See ... - Read More
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