Tag: Greenhouse gases

Greenland Could Be Stripped Bare Of Ice Before End Of Millennium

Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest body of ice in the world, is rapidly losing mass due to climate change. By the year 3000, scientists predicted that the island will be iceless while the global sea level will significantly rise.

Earth/Environment June 25, 2019

Scientists At A Loss To Explain Rapid Spike In Atmospheric Methane Levels

In 2007, the levels of atmospheric methane suddenly and rapidly increased due to natural sources, including microbes in wetlands. The findings have serious implications about global efforts to fight climate change.

Earth/Environment May 29, 2019

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits Highest Level In Human History

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

Dutch Inventor Tests Cow Toilets That May Help Cut Emissions

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

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

Futuristic Plane Equipped With Ion Drive And No Moving Parts Takes Flight In MIT Lab

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

Authors Admit To Making Errors In Landmark Ocean Warming Study

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

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

Worlds Entirely Covered In Deep Ocean Could Be Habitable To Alien Life: Study

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 Hits 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goals In 2016 Way Ahead Of Schedule

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

Antarctica In 2070: Bleak And Promising Scenarios As Imagined By Scientists

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

Trump Administration Shuts Down NASA's $10 Million Carbon Monitoring Program While CO2 Levels Soar

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

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

Increasing Amount Of Carbon Dioxide In Atmosphere May Lead To Drier Amazon, Wetter Africa And Indonesia

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

Potable Groundwater Will Be Unavailable On Majority of Atoll Islands by Mid-21st Century

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 Result In More Food Waste And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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

California On The Brink Of War Against EPA’s Nationwide Emission Rules

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

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

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