Researchers invent novel catalyst to convert carbon dioxide
Apr 07, 2017
Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable utilisation ...
Future CO2 and climate warming potentially unprecedented in 420 million years
Apr 04, 2017
New research led by the University of Southampton suggests that, over the next 100 to 200 years, carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere will head towards values not seen since the Triassic period, 200 million ...
Professor urges scientists to speak up about climate change
Mar 31, 2017
The facts, unfortunately, don't speak for themselves.
Carbon dioxide levels rose at record pace for 2nd straight year
Mar 13, 2017
Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA's Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory rose by three parts per million to 405.1 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, an increase that matched the record jump observed in 2015.
Rising CO2 due to climate change may not improve agriculture, model shows
Mar 08, 2017
Although many people have argued that rising carbon dioxide levels would benefit crop production, a recent model of the effects of increased CO2 shows that it's not that simple and that elevated levels could have a much less ...
Synchrotron sheds X-ray light on carbon chemistry at ocean surfaces
Mar 07, 2017
Nature's carbonate system, the dynamic chemistry involving carbon dioxide (CO2), carbonate (CO32-), bicarbonate (HCO3-), and carbonic acid (H2CO3), is a vital component of the biosphere. Carbonate, bicarbonate, and carbonic ...
Study advances understanding the stories of ancient climate told by tiny shells
Feb 28, 2017
How can we know anything about the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere in earth's deep past? Tiny bubbles trapped in ice provide samples of ancient air but this record goes back only 800,000 years. To reach further back, ...
Biofuel produced by microalgae
Feb 28, 2017
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have identified unique lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases as being the central enzymes for triacylglycerol synthesis by oleaginous alga Nannochloropsis, thus uncovering the ...
Transforming the carbon economy
Feb 27, 2017
Most strategies to combat climate change concentrate on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by substituting non-carbon energy sources for fossil fuels, but a task force commissioned in June 2016 by former U.S. Secretary of ...
New explanation links competing theories of the origin of Antarctic glaciation, highlights complexity of climate change
Jan 31, 2017
One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene and Oligocene epochs.