Tag: Carbon dioxide

Scientists Observe Mysterious Fluorescent 'Glow' In Forests That Signals Coming Of Spring

Researchers found a way to use satellites to more accurately predict how much carbon dioxide is being stored by evergreen forests. The findings could help scientists monitor how forests around the world respond to climate change.

Earth/Environment May 28, 2019

Scientists Propose Turning Methane Into Carbon Dioxide To Fight Climate Change

Researchers suggested converting methane, a potent greenhouse gas, to the less dangerous carbon dioxide to prevent further warming. They claimed the process would return the atmosphere to preindustrial concentrations of methane.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2019

Turning Carbon Emission Into Solid Rock Is Just Like Making Fizzy Water Out Of Carbon Dioxide

Experts in Iceland have succeeded in converting carbon dioxide into rocks and stopping it from merging into the atmosphere. The process involved is said to be the safest and most economical way of carbon storage.

Earth/Environment May 8, 2019

Continents And Islands Smashing Into One Another Can Trigger Ice Ages Says Study

Ice Age periods are triggered whenever land masses and volcanoes collide every few millennia. It's the Earth's natural carbon sequestration system, the planet's way of balancing the carbon dioxide found in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment April 14, 2019

Researchers Succeed In Turning CO2 Back Into Coal

A team of researchers has proposed a safe and permanent way to store recaptured carbon dioxide and prevent it from escaping back into the atmosphere. In a study, the team successfully turned CO2 back to coal.

Earth/Environment February 27, 2019

Drilling Causing 1/4 Of US Emissions, Says ESGS Report

A new report by a federal agency revealed that the extraction of fossil fuels from public lands contribute almost one-quarter of the U.S.'s carbon dioxide emission. The report was quietly released last weekend.

Earth/Environment November 28, 2018

University Students Made Environment Friendly Bricks Using Human Urine

The so-called bio-bricks were made using human urine collected from men’s toilet, sand, and bacteria that produce urase. What makes these bio-bricks better than limestone bricks?

Material Science October 28, 2018

NAS Report Says Efforts To Scrub Carbon From Atmosphere Must Be Increased

The National Academy of Sciences issued a report to address the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A committee led by experts also revealed technologies and techniques to reverse climate change.

Earth/Environment October 25, 2018

NASA Launches New Competition To Turn CO2 Into Energy

NASA has launched a contest aiming to crowdsource a design that can convert carbon dioxide into glucose as an energy source. The effort is part of the space agency's plan to send humans to Mars by 2030.

Earth/Environment September 3, 2018

Scientists Figure Out How To Quickly Make Mineral That Removes Carbon Dioxide From The Atmosphere

Magnesite is capable of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help fight climate change, but it is very slow to form naturally. Scientists, fortunately, have figured out a way to make the mineral in the lab cheaper and faster.

Earth/Environment August 17, 2018

Carbon Dioxide Leak May Have Led To The Rise Of Human Civilization

The world’s southernmost ocean leaked carbon dioxide into the air, causing an increase in CO2 that created warmer climates. This led to the rise of human civilizations, according to researchers.

Earth/Environment July 31, 2018

World’s Oceans To Reach Acid Levels Highest In 14 Million Years

Researchers found that if carbon emissions continued at the rate they are going, the world’s oceans will reach peak acid levels in 14 million years. It poses a severe threat to coral reefs, shellfish, and other marine life.

Earth/Environment July 24, 2018

Ancient Volcanic Eruptions Hint How Climate Change May Lead To Mass Extinction Events

The extinction of marine organisms in the Early Jurassic Period occurred after powerful volcanic eruptions sent large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What does this tell about modern-day climate change?

Earth/Environment June 14, 2018

Too Much Carbon Dioxide Caused Mass Extinction of Ocean Organisms 182 Million Years Ago

Could rising carbon dioxide levels drain the world’s oceans of oxygen and kill off all marine life? It certainly did so 182 million years ago, scientists found.

Earth/Environment June 12, 2018

New Method Can Reduce Cost Of Direct Air Capture Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology

Scientists found a way to reduce the costs of carbon dioxide removal in the air. Using a technique called direct air capture, industrial coolants can convert carbon gas into synthetic fuel.

Earth/Environment June 11, 2018

Carboxytherapy: New Technique Reduces Belly Fat With Carbon Dioxide Injection

The first trial to assess the effectiveness of carboxytherapy showed that injecting carbon dioxide can reduce fat around the stomach. How does this new noninvasive fat reduction technique works?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2018

Rice Loses B Vitamins, Other Nutrients Because Of Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels

The expected concentration of carbon dioxide by the second half of the century may reduce the nutritional value of rice. More malnutrition may occur in countries that depend on it for energy and protein.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

Carbon Dioxide In Atmosphere Is Highest In 800,000 Years: Here Are The Top Sources Of Emission

The concentration of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is highest in the last 800,000 years. Here are the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions, according to EPA.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2018

Earth’s Atmosphere Surpasses Another Climate Change Threshold In Recorded History

Through the Keeling Curve system under the Scripps CO2 program, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii saw Earth surpassing another climate change threshold. The month of April recorded exceedingly 410 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment May 4, 2018

Mountain Erosion Apparently Increases, Not Reduces, Carbon Dioxide In Atmosphere

Mountain erosion, long believed to be reducing the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, is apparently increasing it, though the source is not geological. Does the discovery have any effect on the phenomenon of climate change?

Earth/Environment April 14, 2018

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

How NASA’s Inflatable Greenhouse Could Nourish Astronauts On Mars, Other Planets

To attain in-situ resource utilization in space missions and become self-reliant in food production, NASA has come up with an inflatable greenhouse deployable in space. This will address the food needs of astronauts on Mars or moon missions.

Space May 2, 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

Solar Wind, Radiation Stripped Away Most Of Mars Atmosphere: How This Transformed Red Planet's Climate And Habitability

New data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft suggest solar wind and radiation were most responsible for loss of Martian atmosphere. How did thinning of the atmosphere transformed the Red Planet's climate and ability to support life?

Space April 2, 2017

Google Street View Maps Methane Leaks In US Cities: Here's Why It's Important

The mission of Google Street View cars backed by state-of-the-art sensors and analyzers is a significant one in informing Americans of potential leaks, allowing preventive steps. Methane leaks are a huge environmental hazard.

Earth/Environment March 25, 2017

Earth Hour 2017: Is Turning Off Your Lights For An Hour Really Helping The Environment?

Earth Hour on March 25, Saturday, at 8:30 p.m. will have city skylines going dark after the lights are off. More than 7,000 cities in 170 countries will join the event for promoting awareness on energy efficiency and climate change.

Earth/Environment March 25, 2017

Biofuels Can Reduce Aircraft Particle Emissions And Contrails: NASA Study

A study by NASA that analyzed aircraft contrails has found the use of biofuels can slash aircraft emission by 70 percent and curtail contrails. The results of the ACCESS project may spur the wider use of biofuels in aviation.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

Atmospheric CO2 Hits Record Levels While UK Emissions Drop: Carbon Tax Lesson 101

Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits an all-time high while the United Kingdom is experiencing its record low of their CO2 emission. The drop, according to a think tank, is attributed mainly to the carbon tax which the government is vigorously implementing.

Earth/Environment March 15, 2017

Great Barrier Reef In Trouble: Here's How Scientists Try To Save It

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is in trouble but it is not the end of it. Scientists are finding ways how to save the world's coral ecosystem from dying.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Bombarded By Angry Calls After Climate Change Comment

Scott Pruitt’s CNBC interview on climate change has apparently sparked strong feelings among Americans. His main phone line at the EPA has been ringing nonstop, according to reports.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2017

Carbon Dioxide Not Primary Global Warming Contributor: EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt has issued a statement that contradicts the public stance of the agency he leads. The EPA administrator does not think carbon emissions are a primary contributor to climate change.

Earth/Environment March 11, 2017

Molecule Developed To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Carbon-Neutral Fuel By Harnessing Light

Carbon reduction efforts have a new ally in a molecule that harnesses light to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. According to researchers, the molecule is more efficient than any carbon reduction method around.

Energy March 9, 2017

NASA Mulls Magnetic Shield For Mars To Make It Habitable For Humans

NASA has suggested Mars can be made habitable by installing a magnetic shield in the orbit between the Red Planet and the sun. According to a NASA scientist, the shield will thwart solar particles and restore the atmosphere.

Space March 6, 2017

Carbon Dioxide As Fuel? UV Light Reaction Holds Promise

Researchers at the Duke University have made success in converting carbon dioxide into methane, the basic ingredient in most fuels. The process had nanoparticles of rhodium being illuminated by ultraviolet light as a catalyst for the reaction.

Energy March 2, 2017

IPCC Carbon Dioxide Figures Exaggerated, Just 15 Percent Growth From Human Emissions, Claims Study

Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere as claimed by the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) has been challenged in a new study. It says IPCC ignores natural sources of emissions and the focus is on fossil fuel emissions.

Earth/Environment March 1, 2017

Pond Warming Enhances Climate Change By Driving Out Carbon Dioxide: Study

A new study has unveiled the serious threat posed by warming ponds in accentuating climate change. It says when ponds are warmed, they reduce the stored carbon dioxide and triggers huge emissions of methane gas which traps heat.

Earth/Environment February 22, 2017

Behind Champagne’s Fine Taste: Bubbles Affect Aroma Release And Flavor Perception, Say Researchers

Champagne cheers occasions with its splendid aroma, fine taste, and magical bubbles. According to an expert, the neuro-physico-chemical process makes the bubbles, which are the real arbiters of the wine’s ultimate taste.

Life & Style December 26, 2016

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

Elementary Particles Produced When Cosmic Rays Collide Enable Researchers To See Deep Underground In Technological Breakthrough

Elementary particles produced by the collision of cosmic rays with atmospheric molecules are used by scientists in underground studies. In making such studies effective, an innovation has been made by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with a smaller muon detector that can track density variations of an object.

Earth/Environment December 20, 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

Dramatic Climate Cycles On Early Mars May Explain How Liquid Water Carved The Red Planet’s Surface

A new study proposed a different theory on how marks of liquid water on Mars came into existence and repudiated the asteroid impact. It suggests a frozen Mars had a long spell of dry weather impacted by a thick atmosphere greenhouse gasses that deglaciated it.

Space December 7, 2016

Good News For Earth? New Study Reveals Flat Carbon Emission Levels In 3 Years

There may be good news for our planet: a new study revealed that global carbon emission levels have flattened in the last three years. Scientists say the slowdown in emissions is attributed to China’s decreased coal consumption.

Earth/Environment November 14, 2016

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Growth Rate Paused: Thanks, Plants!

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have stopped growing in recent years and researchers are attributing the pause to vegetation across terrestrial ecosystems. Thanks, plants!

Earth/Environment November 10, 2016

Here’s How Much Arctic Sea Ice You’re Melting For Every Ton Of Carbon Dioxide You Emit

The Arctic Ocean is facing the threat of going ice free unless carbon dioxide emissions are controlled. A new study says 3 square meters of Arctic summer sea ice will vanish for every ton of carbon dioxide produced in any part of the planet.

Earth/Environment November 5, 2016

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