Sweden starts construction on fossil fuel-free steel plant
12 hours ago
Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels.
Electron sandwich doubles thermoelectric performance
19 hours ago
Researchers more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity, which could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.
AP Was There: The age of climate change begins
Jun 18, 2018
On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world's hottest year on record, thanks to the burning of fossil ...
Discovery of the oldest mammal in Brazil pays tribute to David Bowie
Jun 12, 2018
Brasilestes stardusti is the name given to the oldest known mammal found in Brazil. It lived in what is now the northwest of São Paulo State at the end of the Mesozoic Era between 87 million and 70 million years ago. It ...
A human fossil species in western Europe could be close to a million years old
Jun 07, 2018
First direct dating of an early human tooth confirms the antiquity of Homo antecessor, western Europe's oldest known human fossil species.
Researchers report the earliest fossil footprints
Jun 06, 2018
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put the first human footprint on the moon. But when did animals leave the first footprint on Earth?
80 years since the first calculations showed that the Earth was warming due to rising greenhouse gas emissions
Jun 05, 2018
Some people argue that concern for global warming is a modern phenomenon. And that scientists and environmental activists invented these worries to raise awareness of rising greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels.
'Carbon bubble' coming that could wipe trillions from the global economy: study
Jun 04, 2018
Fossil fuel stocks have long been a safe financial bet. With the International Energy Agency projecting price rises until 2040, and governments prevaricating or rowing back on the Paris Agreement, investor confidence is set ...
Global warming can be limited to 1.5 C by changing how we travel, heat homes, use devices
Jun 04, 2018
Global warming can be limited to 1.5°C by unprecedented improvements in the energy efficiency of everyday activities, according to new research from an international team of scientists at IIASA.
Role of kelp forests in mitigating climate change under threat
Jun 04, 2018
A global study led by a team from The University of Western Australia and the Marine Biological Association of the UK has found that kelp forests take in more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide than previously thought, ...