Montreal households the greenest in Canada, study finds
48 minutes ago
Montreal homes are the most sustainable in the country, and Edmonton's the least, according to a new University of British Columbia study that compares average household greenhouse gas emissions in major cities across Canada.
Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas
1 hour ago
Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants.
How atmostpheric dust affects photovoltaic output
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A hazy sky and dirty cars are well-known consequences of Saharan dust carried to Europe by air currents. As part of the "PerduS" project, the German Weather Service (DWD), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and meteocontrol ...
Study identifies two additional carcinogens not previously reported in e-cigarette vapor
3 hours ago
While previous studies have found that electronic cigarettes emit toxic compounds, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has pinpointed the source of these emissions and shown how factors such ...
Data-driven approach to pavement management lowers greenhouse gas emissions
3 hours ago
The roadway network is an important part of the nation's transportation system, but it also contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions. A paper published this month in the Journal of Cleaner Production by researchers ...
Scholars suggest China may have reached peak consumption of coal in 2013
Jul 26, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A small team of scholars has published a Commentary piece in the journal Nature Geoscience suggesting that China has reached peak coal consumption far earlier than most in the field had suggested. In their paper, ...
Pollution from commercial jets harms environment: EPA
Jul 25, 2016
Greenhouse gases emitted by commercial airplanes contribute to global warming and endanger public health and the environment, US officials concluded Monday, opening the path for regulation of passenger planes.
NASA to map the surface of an asteroid
Jul 25, 2016
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will launch September 2016 and travel to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and return it to Earth for study. The science team will be looking for something ...
Philippines reviewing 'crazy' climate pledges: Duterte
Jul 23, 2016
The Philippines is reviewing its "crazy" commitment to severely cut greenhouse-gas emissions in the Paris climate deal, new President Rodrigo Duterte has warned.
Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready
Jul 22, 2016
Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or ...