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Can large underwater volcanoes increase ocean temperatures? Quirks Question

Volcanic eruptions that occur underwater have a minimal effect on the temperature of the oceans. Dr. May Ver, a lecturer in the Department of Earth, …

European hurricanes are exceptionally rare — but they could become more common

Hurricane Ophelia, which on Friday was a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 100 mph, is headed towards Europe.<p>If that news made you stop in surprise, you're not alone.<p>It might sound absurd — you don't often hear about named Atlantic storms hitting anywhere in Europe. But what's happening with …

Weather

NASA Satellite Reveals Source of El Niño–Fueled Carbon Dioxide Spike

For every ton of carbon dioxide emitted by a power plant's smokestack or a car's exhaust pipe, some portion will stay in the Earth's atmosphere, …

Commuters on public transport 'exposed to higher pollution levels than car users'

Researches have described the "environmental injustice" facing commuters, who are exposed to up to eight times more pollution than car users.<p>Even though motorists produce the most pollution per commuter, they are the least exposed to harmful particulate matter (PM) as they are sealed off from the …

In rural Georgia, tomorrow’s smart, sustainable, solar highway is being built today

The Ray, a 16-mile test run for the roadway of the future, is off to a great start<p>Memorial roadways offer respectful tributes to famous citizens and civic leaders. But on a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in southwestern Georgia, renamed the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, the asphalt isn’t just …

Is chlorinated chicken about to hit our shelves after new US trade deal?

Consumers could be exposed to American farming practices banned by the EU<p>Those of us who want to eat safe, healthy food awoke to a nightmare on Tuesday, a chilling interview on Radio 4’s <i>Today</i> programme. Bob Young, chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, made it crystal clear that …

Agriculture

Government facing legal action over failure to fight climate change

The Government is facing legal action over its failure to come up with a plan to dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels in order to meet the …

Trump’s border wall is really bad for endangered species

President Donald Trump’s proposed $20 billion monument to his insatiable fear of “the other” wouldn’t only stop undocumented people from entering the …

Donald Trump

Iceland is drilling a giant hole, not for oil, but for geothermal energy

Drill, baby, drill. But in this case, not for oil — rather, the nation of Iceland is digging a giant hole into a volcano in the name of renewable …

Scientists have a new way to calculate what global warming costs. Trump’s team isn’t going to like it.

How we view the costs of future climate change, and more importantly how we quantify them, may soon be changing. A much-anticipated new report, just released by the National Academy of Sciences, recommends major updates to a federal metric known as the “social cost of carbon” — and its suggestions …

Climate

Why solar power poses a very tricky problem for Donald Trump

The worst imaginable president for climate change might be about to take power, but solar is still a bright spot. The technology and business …

Natural Gas

These Smart Cities are Building Infrastructures for the 23rd Century

Currently more than 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. The United Nations projects this number will increase to 66 percent by …

France Opens The World’s First Solar Road

It was exorbitantly expensive, but can it be a future power source?<p>The world’s first solar road has opened in France. The Normandy village of Tourouvre-au-Perche now has a 1 kilometer (0.62 mile) stretch of solar pavement, producing enough power to light the village’s street lamps.<p>Judging by the …

Clean Energy

Craving Chocolate or Coffee? This Is What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You

You’re sitting on the sofa, binge-watching your favorite show, when a sweet craving hits. You try and push it out of your mind (you’re not even …

Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

Carbonclean is turning planet-heating emissions into profit by converting CO2 into baking soda – and could lock up 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year<p>A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India.<p>A plant at the industrial port of …

Africa's newest sustainable biofuel grows on trees

Until recently, the indigenous Croton megalocarpus tree common to central and east Africa was used mainly for firewood. But now Eco Fuels Kenya (EFK) …

Biofuel