Combined climate, orbit models show that Kepler-62f could sustain life
19 hours ago
A distant planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports.
Drugs and dung a bad mix for climate: study
May 25, 2016
Scientists have discovered a potential threat to Earth's climate lurking in a dark and smelly place: the dung of cattle treated with antibiotics, a study said Wednesday.
Researchers find higher than expected carbon emissions from inland waterways
May 24, 2016
Washington State University researchers have found that greenhouse-gas emissions from lakes and inland waterways may be as much as 45 percent greater than previously thought.
Scientists discover methane-producing microbes in California rocks
May 24, 2016
Deep in vents on the ocean floor, methane-producing microbes feed off chemical reactions between water and rock. Now evidence of this process has been found on land in a freshwater spring in California.
Study captures ultrafast motion of proteins
May 23, 2016
A new study by an international team of researchers, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has announced that they have succeeded for the first time in observing the structural changes ...
Carbon dioxide levels jump by record amount due to El Nino
May 19, 2016
The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.
Scent guides hawk moths to the best-fitting flowers
May 18, 2016
That the morphology of many pollinators corresponds strikingly to the shape of the flowers they pollinate was observed more than 150 years ago by Charles Darwin. He described this perfect mutual adaptation of flowers and ...
Chance finding could transform plant production
May 18, 2016
An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland.
Thinning out the carbon capture viscosity problem
May 17, 2016
To make "clean" fossil fuel burning a reality, researchers have to pull carbon dioxide out of the exhaust gases that rise from coal or natural gas power plants and store or reuse it. For the capturing feat, researchers are ...
Rwanda opens pioneering methane electricity plant
May 16, 2016
Rwanda formally opened a unique methane power plant Monday with hopes that it will one day provide 60 percent of the country's electricity, according to its operator.