Tag: Greenhouse gases

Healthy Eating Saves The Environment, Study Shows: Will You Change Your Diet Now?

A new study reveals that healthy eating also saves the environment, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and less land used. For its findings, the study used the Exiobase, a massive database on the effects of food production.

Earth/Environment December 5, 2017

Ocean Clams, Worms Release As Much Planet-Warming Greenhouse Gas As 20,000 Dairy Cows

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

Climate Change: Carbon Emissions From Soil May Intensify Global Warming

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 Gas Produced Warm Climate That Kept Liquid Water Flowing On Ancient Mars

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 From Livestock: Scientists Underestimated Impact Of Cow Fart On Climate Change

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

Deadly Heat Could Be Norm By 2100: How Societies Adapt To Killer Temperatures

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 Find A Way To Trigger Artificial Photosynthesis: Can It Solve Global Warming?

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

Global Warming Behind Record-Breaking Climate Events Worldwide: Here's The Evidence

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

Earth Could Reach Warming State Unseen In The Last 420 Million Years, Study Warns

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-Influenced Jet Stream Linked To Heavy Flooding, Extreme Weather Events

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

Researchers Scour Urban Methane Leaks Via Google Street View Cars

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

Climate Scientists Warn More ‘Airpocalypses’ For China Amid Melting Polar Ice Caps

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

Natural Changes In Environment To Blame For 40 Percent Of Arctic Sea Ice Loss

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? Study Looks At Impact Of Breakfast Loaf On Environment

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

As Grimly Predicted, 2016 Emerges As The Hottest Year Yet

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

Exxon Mobil Ordered By Judges to Hand Over Climate Change Files

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 Drive Polar Bears To Extinction

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 Launches New Satellite To Monitor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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

New NASA 3D Image Shows How CO2 Spreads In The Earth's Atmosphere

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

Methane Gas On The Rise, Highlights Human-Driven Sources Of Greenhouse Gas Emission

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

New Study Warns Massive Release Of Soil Carbon Dioxide Will Be Like Adding Another Fully Industrialized Country To The Map

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

Hydroelectric Dams May Be Good For The Earth But Bad For Human Health

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

Climate Change Milestone: What Humans Should Do With Record-Breaking Greenhouse Gas Levels

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

Methane And The Early Earth: Once Upon A Time, Greenhouse Gases Were Good For The Planet

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

Agriculture, Wetlands May Be Responsible For Global Spike In Methane, Not Fossil Fuels

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

Removing Carbon Dioxide In The Air Necessary To Resolve Climate Change, Says Study

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

New Source Of Greenhouse Gas: How Do Water Reservoirs Accelerate Global Warming?

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

New Smelting Process Can Produce Metals With Less Air Pollution And Greenhouse Gas Emission

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

Sources Of Greenhouse Gas Methane Over Four Corners Region Mostly Natural Gas Facilities: NASA Study

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

Artificial Leaf: New Solar Cell Uses Carbon Dioxide And Sunlight To Produce Hydrocarbon Fuel

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

Carbon Dioxide Dominates Greenhouse Gases Generated By Arctic's Thawing Permafrost

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

Iceland Power Plant Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Solid Rock

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

Spikes In Alaska Wildfires Worsen Global Warming

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

World's Space Agencies Agree To Use Satellites To Monitor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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

Great Barrier Reef Could Be Dead Within 20 Years: Australian Scientists

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

Denmark Mulls Taxing Beef, Other Red Meats To Fight Climate Change

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

Earth Soils May Curb Global Warming By Locking Greenhouse Gases

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

Green House Gas Methane May Be Used As Chemical Building Block In Pharmaceuticals

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

Chinese Forests Begin To Return - Why Is This Bad News For Other Nations?

Forests are returning in China, according to a new study. However, this may not be good news for other nations.

Animals March 20, 2016

Scientists Have Charted The Beginning Of Global Warming To The 1930s

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

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Linked To Beef, Dairy Industry Key To Meeting Climate Targets

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 Declares Massive Natural Gas Leak Permanently Sealed

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

Obama Temporarily Halts Federal Coal Mining Leases In A Bid To Fight Climate Change

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

Russia Warming 2.5 Times Faster Than World Average

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

Healthier Food Choices Is Not Healthy For Mother Earth: New Study Puts Spotlight On Energy Use

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

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