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Tags results for 'carbon'

NASA says ozone hole stabilizing but won't fully recover until 2070

Posted in Science on 14th Dec, 2013 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The assessment comes two decades after the Montreal Protocol, the treaty that banned chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds that deplete the ozone layer.

Global Warming: 4 Degree Rise Will End Vegetation Carbon Sink

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013 03:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Carbon will spend increasingly less time in vegetation as the negative impacts of climate change take their toll.

What Nanotube Computers Mean To Moore's Law

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2013 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.

Chemical process turns any plant matter, even trees, into biofuels

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2014 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Nearly any plant material can be broken down into simple sugars.

E-whiskers: highly sensitive tactile sensors for robotics and other applications

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Among their potential applications is giving robots new abilities to “see” and “feel” their surrounding environment.

World's strongest robot muscles made from everyday fishing line

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Feb, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
For roughly a thousandth the cost of carbon nanotube muscles, fishing line muscle is capable of lifting objects 100 times heavier than natural muscle of the same size.

New catalyst could lead to cleaner energy

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemists devise a reaction that traps carbon dioxide and turns it into something useful.

Mysterious New Gully Spotted on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Exactly what caused this Red Planet rivulet remains a mystery.

Nanotubes increase conductivity of solar cells by 100 million

Posted in Hardware on 4th Apr, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Controlled placement of carbon nanotubes in nanostructures could result in a huge boost in electronic performance in photovoltaic solar cells.

Scottish universities given funding for low carbon projects

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Three Scottish universities are to receive £20m as part of a scheme to help Scotland meet its carbon emission reduction targets.

The US government announces its strongest action against climate change to date

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
The Obama administration wants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent within the next 16 years.

Hurdles for attempting to reduce excess carbon or feed the people

Posted in Business on 24th Jun, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Ocean iron fertilization helps restore fish populations and captures excess carbon from the atmosphere.

Carbon neutrality has failed

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Now our only way out of global warming is to go carbon negative:

Want to limit global warming? Bring cash

Posted in Business on 10th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Any effort to limit global warming to 2ºC will require deep investment in low-carbon research and development, a new assessment warns.

Science chief warns on acid oceans

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

Carbon sequestration may not be as effective as expected

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A recent MIT study has found that far less carbon dioxide than the ideal prediction of 90 percent may be turned into rock when sequestered.

Aiming for a carbon-negative western United States

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2015 06:25 PM
by AlexMuller
If biomass electricity production is combined with carbon sequestration in the western United States, power generators could store more carbon than they emit.

Ocean carbon release 'ended last Ice Age'

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2015 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.

Geoengineering Not the Solution to Climate Change

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2015 04:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Large-scale manipulation of the Earth's climate, is not the solution to climate change, according to research. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix.

The First Direct Evidence that Rising CO2 is Heating Up the Earth

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Until now, this effect had never been directly observed (outside the lab).

New material promises more efficient carbon capture

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2015 01:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The material could find use in smokestacks, or anyplace else where excess CO2 needs to be removed from the air.

Global CO2 emissions 'stalled' in 2014

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2015 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

Carbon nanotubes can move molecules in and out of cell membranes

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have been able to make membranes permeable by inserting carbon nanotubes that work like little tunnels.

Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Carbon, held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years, is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change.

Elon Musk says humanity is currently running 'the dumbest experiment in history'

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
'Given that at some point fossil fuel will run out anyway, why run this crazy experiment to see how bad it'll be?'

Tiny motors could suck carbon dioxide from the ocean

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed a new form of tiny motor that could be used to rid the sea of carbon dioxide pollution.

Technology attempts to tackle climate change by freezing carbon

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
President Obama announced an ambitious plan to reduce US carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030. BYU is developing a technology that could help do it.

Test Facility Begins Capturing Carbon from Air

Posted in Hardware on 12th Oct, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Pilot plant will try to demonstrate carbon capture on an industrial scale.

Methane release from melting permafrost could trigger dangerous global warming

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 05:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Molecule for molecule, methane traps more heat than carbon dioxide; approximately 30 times more.

Deep-sea bacteria could help neutralize greenhouse gas

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2015 08:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Bacteria plucked from the bottom of the ocean could be put to work neutralizing large amounts of industrial carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere.

UN: Plans must go further to prevent dangerous warming

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2015 06:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The global total of carbon emissions per year will probably continue to grow, although more slowly than over the past two decades.

Giant icebergs play 'major role' in ocean carbon cycle

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2016 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Giant icebergs could be responsible for the processes that absorb up to 20% of the carbon in the Southern Ocean's carbon cycle, a study suggests.

Baking soda 'sponge' could capture carbon emissions

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is believed by many scientists and politicians to be a critical element in global attempts to avoid dangerous levels of climate change.

Carbon capture experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone'

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2016 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions; just turn them to stone.

Carbon capture XPrize aims to reimagine the future of CO2 and climate change

Posted in Business on 28th Jul, 2016 09:46 PM
by AlexMuller
47 entries from seven countries are set to take part in a competition aimed at finding new ways to convert carbon dioxide into products.

Pump CO2 into rocks, report urges

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2016 09:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The costs of tackling climate change can be slashed if a network of pipes is built to store waste carbon dioxide under the North Sea, a report says.

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
If emissions from human activities continue unabated, it could trigger runaway planetary warming, researchers warn.

Nations vow to move forward with the Paris Agreement, with or without the US

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2016 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Other nations expressed their determination to implement the deal and to continue their work on climate protection, even if the US withdraws.

Canada sets its first national carbon price at C$10 a tonne

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2016 12:02 PM
by AlexMuller
8 of 10 provinces have signed deal to implement carbon tax or cap-and-trade markets

Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record.

What we learned about Earth's climate in the hottest of years

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2017 02:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice in Antarctica poses a real threat to coastal communities around the world.

Climate: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A controversial study that found there has been no slowdown in global warming has been supported by new research.

Trump moving away from supporters on climate science

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2017 05:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Donald Trump and his cabinet accept far more of the research on climate change than many of their political supporters, say British scientists.

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2017 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row.

As Trump enters White House, California renews climate change fight

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2017 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The state's climate change goals are the most ambitious in North America.

Increacing numbers of people now believe human-made climate change is happening

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2017 06:38 PM
by Alex Muller
The proportion of people who accept climate change is happening and is largely human-made has risen to almost two-thirds, a survey shows.

NASA developing carbon nanotube-based material for Stronger and lighter vehicles and Mars habitats

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2017 04:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Deep space exploration will require new materials.

Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

Posted in Science on 15th Mar, 2017 09:46 PM
by Alex Muller
But climate change is still responsible for the rest.

Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2017 09:15 AM
by Alex Muller
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change.

Emissions cutbacks would drop heat waves in half in 20 years

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2017 01:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Extremely hot weather events would become half as likely to happen.

2017 Is Set to Be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2017 04:36 PM
by Alex Muller
As climate change rages on, so do global average temperatures.

Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2017 09:12 AM
by Alex Muller
Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Major Report Prompts Warnings That the Arctic Is Unraveling

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2017 07:59 PM
by Alex Muller
The polar region is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

Climate talks cool on idea of accommodating the US

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2017 01:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Speculation has increased that President Trump may withdraw the America over fears it could hamper his oil and gas reforms.

Scientists say the pace of sea level rise has nearly tripled since 1990, confirming acceleration

Posted in Science on 24th May, 2017 02:53 PM
by Alex Muller
One of the strongest indications yet that a much feared trend of not just sea level rise, but its acceleration, is now underway.

Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal'

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2017 06:05 PM
by Alex Muller
US President Donald Trump is poised to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord, US media report, quoting senior officials.

Paris climate deal: Trump pulls US out of 2015 accord

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2017 02:30 PM
by Alex Muller
President Donald Trump has announced that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Tech leaders defy Trump on climate deal

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2017 02:39 PM
by Alex Muller
The biggest US tech firms are rallying behind the 2015 Paris climate agreement, despite President Trump's decision to leave it.

'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2017 02:53 PM
by Alex Muller
The chances of soaring temperatures have been increased by human related climate change.

Three years to prevent dangerous climate change, warn experts

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2017 05:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Since the 1880s, the world’s temperature has risen by about 1C because of greenhouse gases resulting from human activity.

Reconciling predictions of climate change

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2017 02:50 PM
by Alex Muller
New framework accounts for conflicting estimates of global temperature increases

California votes to extend cap-and-trade climate law to 2030

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2017 11:35 PM
by Alex Muller
California legislators have voted to extend a law to cut carbon emissions, weeks after President Donald Trump said the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

Could 'cocktail geoengineering' save the climate?

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change.

Data Shows Summers are Now Either 'Hot' or 'Extremely Hot' Compared to 50 Years Ago

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
New data by a former NASA climate science demonstrates exactly how the planet's temperatures have risen in the last few decades.

Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2017 02:38 PM
by Alex Muller
Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000 people yearly in Europe by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists say.

Sea Level Rise Is Speeding Up in Parts of the Southeastern U.S.

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2017 04:20 PM
by Alex Muller
A combination of natural factors has driven the rise, but climate change has exacerbated the problem.

Global warming fueled record temperatures in 2016

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
(NOAA) confirms that 2016 was the third consecutive year of record global heat.

Study Shows How We United to Save The Environment

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2017 06:52 PM
by Alex Muller
The historic 1987 treaty to fight the hole in the ozone layer was an international success story.

Window Is Closing to Avoid Dangerous Global Warming

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2017 05:34 PM
by Alex Muller
There's a 50 percent chance that temperatures will rise 4 degrees Celsius under a business-as-usual scenario.

Company Sucks Carbon Directly from the Atmosphere to Make Fuel

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2018 09:50 PM
by Alex Muller
A Canadian company is developing cost-effective technology to remove carbon from atmosphere, and convert it into fuel.

Sweden to reach 2030 renewable energy goal in 2018

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2018 10:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Sweden is on course to reach one of its renewable energy targets 12 years ahead of schedule, with wind turbines making a 2030 goal achievable in 2018.

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