Ocean critters produce the highly potent greenhouses gases methane and nitrous oxide. A study finds that clams and worms are behind about 10 percent of methane emissions from the Baltic Sea.
Earth/Environment October 16, 2017
Warmer soils release more carbon that can contribute to increase in temperatures. Scientists said that the addition of soil carbon into the atmosphere may accelerate the global warming process.
Earth/Environment October 8, 2017
Methane could be behind the warm climate in ancient Mars that allowed liquid water to flow for millennia. What is the primary source of this heat-trapping greenhouse gas on the Red Planet?
Space October 3, 2017
Methane, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide, is produced by cows and other livestock. A study finds that the impact of methane emissions from animals on global warming may have been underestimated.
Earth/Environment September 30, 2017
Dangerous heat waves could affect up to three-fourths of the world's population in the future. Heat-related deaths and illness could also become common. How can societies adapt to potentially deadly temperatures?
Earth/Environment June 21, 2017
Scientists discovered an economically viable way to initiate a process similar to photosynthesis. The artificial photosynthesis process could potentially lead to greenhouse gases being reduced and help counter global warming.
Earth/Environment April 27, 2017
Could global warming be the culprit behind extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves, and intense storms? A new study from Stanford University gives us the answer.
Earth/Environment April 25, 2017
If humanity burns through all available fossil fuels, our planet risks an even more escalated global warming rate and could reach temperatures from the times dinosaurs walked the Earth. Fossilized plants show atmospheric C02 levels are rapidly approaching the Triassic.
Earth/Environment April 6, 2017
Climate change could be altering the jet stream in a way that results in extreme weather events such as heavy flooding and droughts. Find out how it largely affects the jet stream's movement.
Earth/Environment March 27, 2017
A set of specially equipped Google Street View cars have roamed the streets to detect methane leaks from natural gas pipelines. According to results, some urban locations may have more leaking pipelines than thought.
Earth/Environment March 24, 2017
Experts warn of more 'airpocalypses' to happen in China amid the melting of polar ice caps as climate change worsens. A study calls for more urgent actions not only for the reduction of air pollution but also of greenhouse gas emissions.
Earth/Environment March 16, 2017
The melting of the arctic sea ice can be largely blamed on man-made activities such as emission of Earth-warming greenhouse gases. A new study, however, revealed that natural causes remain a significant factor to this phenomenon.
Earth/Environment March 13, 2017
Greenhouse gas from your bread? A study looks at the environmental impact of your breakfast loaf with a warning: The loaf bread on your table is global warming in a pack.
Earth/Environment March 3, 2017
Scientists from NASA and the NOAA have reported that 2016 is the hottest year on Earth since record keeping started in 1880. It is the third consecutive year setting a new record for average global temperatures.
Earth/Environment January 19, 2017
A judge in Massachusetts ordered oil and gas company Exxon Mobil to hand over four decades' worth of climate change research upon the request of the attorney general. The company is being accused of hiding the results and misleading the public.
Earth/Environment January 13, 2017
Passive climate change action may cause the extinction of polar bears. Although a "recovery" plan was presented, it was focused on short-term survival that still does not address the long-term fate of the species.
Animals January 11, 2017
China's first carbon dioxide monitoring satellite TanSat blasted into space on Thursday, Dec. 22, onboard a Long March-2D rocket. The probe's main goal is to measure greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere for scientific research.
Space December 22, 2016
NASA has released a 3D video showing carbon dioxide movement through Earth’s atmosphere using satellite data. It nicely portrays the way the gas swirls around the sky and engulfs the Northern Hemisphere.
Earth/Environment December 19, 2016
Two new studies have warned that climate change mitigation efforts will fail by merely focusing on checking of carbon dioxide emissions. The threat from surging levels of methane is too high to ignore as it is a highly potent gas compared to Carbon dioxide.
Earth/Environment December 12, 2016
A new comprehensive worldwide study on the effects of soil carbon dioxide warns against global warming. The impact of this pollution cycle will be similar to adding a highly industrialized country to the globe.
Earth/Environment December 3, 2016
A new study has revealed that, despite the reverence earned by hydroelectric dams as monuments of renewable energy sources, they pose a serious threat to the health of indigenous local communities. The food chain is most affected.
Earth/Environment November 10, 2016
The Annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin published by the World Meteorological Organization suggested a global increase of the carbon emissions that will last for generations. The observations attribute this situation partially to the El Niño phenomenon, which is lasting longer than it is supposed to.
Earth/Environment October 24, 2016
While it's widely believed that heat-trapping methane significantly contributed to our planet's survival a billion years ago, a new study showed that it couldn't have done so because of its limited quantity. The discovery suggested that our planet was kept from freezing up by other greenhouse gases.
Earth/Environment October 9, 2016
Fossil fuel use still has its drawbacks but it looks like we can’t blame it for all our greenhouse gas problems. According to a new research, rising methane levels around the world may actually be attributed to agriculture and wetlands.
Earth/Environment October 7, 2016
A new study suggests that, in our fight against climate change, simply reducing the levels of pollution will not produce significant results. We will have to start extracting the carbon dioxide from the air in order to counter climate change.
Earth/Environment October 7, 2016
Hydroelectricity is considered as an invaluable source of clean and renewable energy, but a new study suggests it may not be so clean after all. Researchers discovered that hydropower can actually accelerate global warming.
Earth/Environment October 3, 2016
A new metal smelting process was accidentally discovered by MIT researchers. It can reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases associated with traditional metal smelting.
Material Science August 26, 2016
An airborne survey of a methane emissions hot spot in the Four Corners region identified 250 sources of the greenhouse gas. Most sources are natural gas production facilities.
Earth/Environment August 16, 2016
A new solar cell converts carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuel using sunlight. The artificial leaf may help solve problems related to energy use.
Energy July 31, 2016
Melting permafrost in the Arctic produces carbon dioxide and methane that may further exacerbate warming climate. What conditions influence the release of these greenhouse gases?
Earth/Environment June 14, 2016
Tons of carbon dioxide produced by Iceland's Hellisheidi power plant was converted into solid rock, no longer posing an environmental threat. How does the method work?
Earth/Environment June 10, 2016
Climate experts warn that wildfires in Alaska are no longer a by-product of climate change. These fires have now become significant contributors to the continued prevalence of global warming.
Earth/Environment June 6, 2016
Space agencies in the world have agreed to share their satellite findings to help monitor greenhouse gas emissions. Through this, there will be richer data that experts can compare and get information from.
Space June 6, 2016
According to scientists, the Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years. The scientists said that due to climate change, mass coral bleaching will result in eventual death of the reefs.
Earth/Environment April 29, 2016
The Danes have an ethical obligation to lower the impact of climate change and one way to achieve this is to reduce their red meat consumption. Animal agriculture is one of the key drivers of increased greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
Earth/Environment April 29, 2016
Scientists said earth soils have the ability to lock greenhouse gases, thus curbing global warming. Despite this, experts said political, cultural and social understanding must come first for the world to realize the wonder of earth soils.
Earth/Environment April 10, 2016
Researchers developed a new method that provides a new approach to using methane, apart from burning it as fuel. The new method transforms methane into a chemical building block that can be used in pharmaceuticals.
Earth/Environment March 27, 2016
Forests are returning in China, according to a new study. However, this may not be good news for other nations.
Animals March 20, 2016
While popular thought has dictated that the onset of global warming began around 1979, it looks like climate change germinated decades before that hallmark year.
Animals March 11, 2016
A new study has found that cutting down beef consumption may reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The authors were able to highlight the role of food and agriculture in achieving climate targets in Europe.
Earth/Environment February 23, 2016
California declared Thursday that the pipeline rupture which caused a massive natural gas leak in October is now permanently sealed. It is safe for residents return to their homes, officials said.
Earth/Environment February 19, 2016
In a bid to continue the fight against climate change, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered the halt on federal coal mining leases until the Interior Department completes a comprehensive review. The move received mixed reactions from different groups and experts.
Earth/Environment January 17, 2016
Russian environment ministry revealed that the country is warming two times as fast as the world’s average. Experts also sounded the alarm on the effects of global warming on the Siberian permafrost and the onset of unusual winters.
Earth/Environment December 27, 2015
American researchers found lettuce has a higher greenhouse gas emission footprint per calorie compared to bacon. Researchers found eating a healthier diet made up of fruits, vegetables, seafood and dairy increases energy use, water consumption and gas emissions.
Earth/Environment December 17, 2015
Despite availability of increased carbon dioxide plants need to grow, increases in global plant growth are lower than predicted. That suggests climate models assuming help from plants in lessening climate change need reevaluation, researchers say.
Earth/Environment December 10, 2015