Experts called it a scary milestone — carbon dioxide concentrations are at an unprecedented high. As of May, the Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million, the highest level in the history of mankind.
Earth/Environment May 14, 2019
The Dutch are teaching their old cows new tricks: using the 'cow toilet.' By reducing animal waste, inventor Henk Hanskamp hopes to reduce ammonia in the atmosphere for the benefit of both human health and the environment.
Earth/Environment April 1, 2019
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
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has successfully launched a battery-operated prototype that flew quietly without any moving parts. It was heavily inspired by the spacecraft in the film 'Star Trek.'
November 22, 2018
Researchers have submitted corrections to a major study that claimed that the world's oceans have been absorbing more heat than scientists previously estimated. The corrections came two weeks after the study was published.
Earth/Environment November 15, 2018
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
An earth clone, one with some land and a shallow ocean, may not be necessary for alien life to survive. Here's how water worlds covered in deep oceans could be able to keep their climate stable and support life.
Space September 2, 2018
California law mandates that the state's greenhouse gas emissions return to 1990 levels by 2020. The California Air Resources Board revealed emission have dropped to 429.4 million metric tons in 2016 from 431 million metric tons in 1990.
Earth/Environment July 12, 2018
A team of international experts presented two possible scenarios that could happen in Antarctica and the Southern ocean by 2070. The imagined scenarios were based on how people address the greenhouse gas emissions at present.
Earth/Environment June 14, 2018
NASA will be shutting down its Carbon Monitoring System, which kept tracks of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. Experts say that this move can make it harder to measure emissions in the atmosphere.
Earth/Environment May 14, 2018
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
Increasing amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere can alter the way plants absorb carbon dioxide and release water vapor. How can this process result in a drier Amazon rainforest and wetter woodlands in Indonesia and Africa?
Earth/Environment April 28, 2018
A team of experts from different environmental organizations said that groundwater resources on low-lying atoll islands will become unavailable by mid-2030s to 2060s due to the combination of factors brought by climate change.
Earth/Environment April 26, 2018
Healthy diets were correlated with food waste and environmental issues, according to a study conducted by researchers at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, University of Vermont, and the University of New Hampshire.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018
EPA challenged California to adhere to its new emission rules and discard its 10-year stricter implementation on greenhouse gases. EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the government wants to make cars and fuel more affordable to the public.
Public Health April 3, 2018
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 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