Carbon Dioxide

New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide

A new type of battery developed by researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to …

sequester

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Saving the rainforests has been a classic environmental cause for decades. Rainforests absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide from the air and …

Rainforests

This ice-covered Icelandic volcano may emit more carbon dioxide than all of the country’s other volcanoes combined

Despite being mostly smothered by a glacier averaging 200 meters thick, one of Iceland’s largest and most active volcanoes still manages to belch …

Geophysics

A Missed Opportunity to Teach Trump Some Science

The people advising Trump on science could change the world, for better or worse, for a long time to come. Though journalists have implied the president is intractable on climate change by endlessly repeating his quip that it’s all a “Chinese hoax,” he probably can be influenced. He’s also said …

National Security Council

Carbon pricing is crucial to save planet | Financial Times

The impacts of the changing climate are becoming increasingly evident, especially for the most vulnerable people in the world. We must limit the …

World News

Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries

Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new …

Ocean Acidification

New less-polluting, LNG-powered cargo ships cross Northern Sea Route

The two brand new 160-meter long vessels that are making it through the Russian Arctic shipping route produce less than half of normal vessels’ …

The Arctic

Environmental Updates: CO2 and Electrofuels and USDA Biobased Proposal

Converting CO2 Into Electrofuels<p>On September 17, 2018, scientists at Columbia University published findings of a study on carbon dioxide (CO2) …

Law

DBU-catalyzed CO<sub>2</sub> fixation in polypropargylamines under solvent-free conditions

1.<p>Scharfenberg M, Hilf J, Frey H. Functional polycarbonates from carbon dioxide tailored epoxide monomers: degradable materials and their application …

Natural Gas

New sustainable plan to mitigate climate change involves… a hot dog cooker?

Chemists working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have demonstrated a new, energy-efficient method of pulling …

Hot Dogs

Lufthansa is tapping kegs of beer on select flights — so you can get a head start on your Oktoberfest celebrations

• Select Lufthansa flights going to and from Munich, Germany will be served beer from a keg in honor of Oktoberfest.<br>• It's the first time that beer kegs …

Oktoberfest

New Reduced Emissions Fuel Program, 7-Eleven's RENEW, Available in Sacramento - Sacramento, CA Patch

RENEW, 7-Eleven’s reduced emissions fuel program, is the first of its kind in Sacramento. For every gallon/grade of fuel a customer pumps at a …

7-Eleven

AUDIT: UN Environment Chief Racked Up A Massive Carbon Footprint With ‘Extensive Travel’

3:34 PM 09/21/2018<p>An internal audit of the United Nations environment chief’s travel found Erik Solheim racked up a massive carbon footprint and …

Conservative View

#AskSpace: "Will this planet become as hot as hell?"

Euronews' Science Editor Jeremy Wilks, in the latest edition of Ask Space, where scientists are invited to respond to questions from the general public via the hashtag #AskSpace, set up a video link with one of the world's leading authorities on climate science, Professor Erland Källén from Sweden, …

Carbon Dioxide

Ikea textile supplier to open factory in Groveport employing 80

Longtime Ikea supplier Fluvitex will open its first U.S.-based production facility on Oct. 3 in central Ohio.<p>The facility at 6510 Pontius Road, …

North America

Commentary: No, Donald Trump didn’t cause or worsen Hurricane Florence — here’s the proof

Accompanying every hurricane are numerous stories in mainstream media outlets suggesting disaster could have been averted had American elected officials done more to stop global warming, which left-wing pundits continue to insist is almost entirely being caused by humans’ carbon dioxide (CO2) …

Tropical Cyclones

In London, Electric Trucks Are Helping UPS Make ‘Eco-Friendly’ Deliveries

There is something new in Kentish Town, an up-and-coming north London neighborhood. Many of the distinctive, brown delivery vans coming out of a UPS depot in the area are silent except for a humming sound as they roll down the high street past the craft shop London Bead Company and the Middle …

Trucks

Fact Check: dire warnings about deadly gases in Yellowstone National Park

Some publications in Britain are warning that people could be killed just by visiting some of Yellowstone National Park’s most popular sights. Online …

Yellowstone National Park

Construction begins on 84.7-megawatt solar facility in Spain

Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE) has commenced construction of an 84.7-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility in Murcia, Spain.<p>The Totona project will be …

Green Living

Tree-huggers and police battle in a 12,000-year-old German forest in fight over coal mining - Los Angeles Times

When German riot police began removing 150 environmental protesters from treehouses perched high in a 12,000-year-old forest, they were met with a natural response: buckets of human waste raining down on their helmets and shoulders.<p>Two weeks later, most of the activists have been removed from their …

Trespassing

Why Trump's Moves to Unchain Methane Terrify Climate Scientists

For as long as people have been drilling for oil, they have been releasing methane into the atmosphere.<p>Methane is often found in the same place as …

Natural Gas

Want to save the planet? Don’t drain the swamps.

Swamps and bogs are more important than you think.<p>“Drain the swamp” has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps—and bogs, fens, marshes, and other types of wetlands.<p>These are some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. They also are …

Wetlands

Want Even Cheaper Seltzer? Some Fanatics Hack Their SodaStream Machines

Tinkerers source carbon dioxide from welders and string connector hoses to carbonated water machines in bid to cut cost from company’s 25 cents a liter; ‘I’m sticking it to the man’<p>By<p>Kirsten Grind and<p>Kirsten Grind<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@kirstengrind<p>kirsten.grind@wsj.com<p>Robert …

SodaStream

Logging and Climate Change: Oregon is Appalachia and Timber is Our Coal

There are a lot of similarities between the timber and coal industries. They use essentially the same raw material. They both have contributed a lot …

Taxes

The world’s first hydrogen-powered train makes (almost) complete sense

In a world worried about climate change, hydrogen is a magical fuel. It has all the features of natural gas: it’s a fuel that’s easy to access, transport, and burn. And unlike natural gas, when you burn hydrogen, you only get water—no carbon dioxide. It’s the reason why, as the world continues to …

Natural Gas

Environmental Cleanup Is Great, But … Please Stop Polluting

When considering what do do about pollution, there are two kinds of people: techno-optimists who assume humanity will eventually find a way to clean up all our messes, and those less fun but more pragmatic environmentalists who say that it’s always easier and cheaper to avoid making the mess in the …

TED Talks

ADT stock gains after Amazon.com announces new Alexa Guard feature

Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +1.10% on Thursday announced its new Alexa Guard feature for Echo devices. After users tell Alexa that they're leaving, their …

S&P 500

Respiratory Alkalosis

Respiratory alkalosis occurs when the levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood are not balanced.<p>Your body needs oxygen to function properly. …

Carbon Dioxide

National Forest Foundation Plants a Record 2.6 Million Trees in 2018 – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

MISSOULA, Mont., Sep. 17 /CSRwire/ - The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is pleased to announce it has planted more than 2.6 million trees in 2018, …

Forests

Peugeot urges France to revive incentives for hybrids

© Reuters. Assembly workers fix the chassis of a DS7 Crossback plug-in hybrid SUV to its body, inside the prototypes workshop at PSA GroupÕs Sochaux …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs