Tag: CO2

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

Saving Sea Ice From Global Warming: $500 Billion Geoengineering Project Is On

The $500 billion geoengineering project to save the Arctic is seen to restore the ice level of the polar region to where it was two decades ago. Beyond the massive cost, the project is feared to have adverse effects on the food chain.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2017

Nonprofit Offers $7.5 Million To Anyone Who Can Make Excess CO2 Useful

The XPrize Foundation issues a call to harness the greenhouse gas for good.

Earth/Environment September 29, 2015

It's Official: 2014 Was Hottest Year On Record As Warming Trend Continues

Temperatures on land and at sea made 2014 the hottest year since weather record-keeping began, a report says. Atmospheric greenhouse gases also reached record levels, researchers say.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2015

Air Travel And Climate Change May Be Linked In 'Feedback' Loop

Longer flight times caused by changes to the jet stream could keep airliners aloft longer, resulting in more exhaust emissions of CO2 per flight, researchers suggest. Air travel and climate could could get locked in a 'feedback' loop, they say.

Animals July 13, 2015

Congratulations Humanity, Earth's Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit 400Ppm: Here's Why You Should Care

Scientists have recorded that monthly global average CO2 concentrations has exceeded 400 ppm in March 2015. World leaders are set to meet in UN climate summit to discuss this very disturbing milestone.

Earth/Environment May 8, 2015

First Study Confirms CO2 Causing Rising Greenhouse Effect

First field study confirms what computer models and lab experiments have said; CO2 is warming the Earth's surface in a greenhouse effect. Scientists directly measure the effect at sites in Alaska and Oklahoma.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2015

Venus May Have Once Been Clothed in Vast Oceans of CO2

Scientists suggest that Venus may have once had oceans of carbon dioxide (CO2). About 96.5 percent of the atmosphere on Venus is made of CO2.

Space December 31, 2014

Farm Crops Give Us Food but They are to Blame for Rising CO2, Climate Change

Increased farming gives us food but is also responsible for the increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Food production is estimated to double on the Earth in the next 50 years.

Animals November 22, 2014

Climate Change Isn't the Only Factor in Increased Carbon Cycle: Crops Play Role Too

As humans push agriculture to ever-high levels of productivity, crops become an ever-bigger contributor so seasonal changes in atmospheric CO2, researchers say. Seasonal swings are up 50 percent in the last 50 years, they say.

Animals November 19, 2014

NASA Computer Model Shows CO2 Movement Around Planet in Beautiful Simulation

Supercomputer used to create highest-resolution simulation of greenhouse gas movements in the Earth's atmosphere. Computer model can be used to predict future climate, researchers say.

Animals November 18, 2014

CO2 threat level can be determined with handy new meter: See it to believe it

Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide can now be monitored online, in a simple display that also shows data over the last 250 years.

Earth/Environment October 6, 2014

China overtakes EU on per capita pollution

China is the biggest producer of greenhouse gas emissions. China accounted for 28 percent of the global total CO2 emissions in 2013.

Earth/Environment September 23, 2014

Carbon dioxide sponge to soak up excess CO2? Why not!

Carbon dioxide could be scrubbed from factories and vehicles using a new plastic sponge. This invention could trigger a transition to a hydrogen economy.

Earth/Environment August 13, 2014

Antarctic ice sheet formed by CO2 reduction, not shifting continents, says study

Scientists model the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet and argue that the textbook theory of climate change caused by continental rearrangement did not cause the glaciation 34-million-years ago, but rather a steep reduction in CO2 levels caused climate patterns to shift.

Animals July 31, 2014

With carbon dioxide levels up, nutrients in crops are down: Study

Increased CO2 levels affect vital nutrient levels in crops. Zinc, Iron and protein levels in soybeans, wheat, rice and peas reduce when there is elevated CO2.

Earth/Environment May 8, 2014

Superior Ecotech, Upslope Brewery developing new algae technology

In what could be a monumental project for environmental sustainability, Superior Ecotech has harnessed the power of algae through the CO2 emissions of breweries.

Earth/Environment April 12, 2014

Deserts absorb big amounts of atmospheric CO2, may help alleviate global warming: Study

Deserts may play a large role in alleviating the effects of global warming. Researchers have found that arid areas can absorb increasingly large amounts of carbon.

Earth/Environment April 7, 2014

Arctic ice cover maximum is fifth-lowest on record

Ice cover in the Arctic reached its fifth-lowest level since 1978; in the south, ice in the Antarctic receded to the fourth-greatest extent since measurements started 36 years ago. What does this say about global temperatures?

Earth/Environment April 5, 2014

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore raises hell in climate change/global warming debate

Patrick Moore is raising waves again, this time saying humans are not the main cause of rising global temperatures. If not us, that what is happening?

Earth/Environment March 3, 2014

Ancient forests rationed CO2 to stabilize climate

A new research by scientists in the UK reveals that ancient forests rationed CO2 to stabilize the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment January 27, 2014

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