Scientists say they have found a way to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into coal, after which it can be stored cheaply and safely underground. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, offer what the scientists say is a breakthrough tool for fighting climate change that is more affordable and stable than existing carbon capture technologies.
Maybe you’ve checked your carbon footprint once or twice. But what next? The scale of the climate challenge—and potential solutions—can seem overwhelming to the point that many people don’t take action at all. A new app called Oroeco is designed to make things a little easier by turning climate actions into a game.
Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn.
The climate-changing greenhouse effect exists and has been directly measured in the United States, a new study reports. The results confirm what scientists had already proved through models and laboratory experiments: Pumping carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere is warming the Earth’s surface.
An ultra-high resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.
The fossil fuel sources are being depleted, therefore, it is required to find solutions, that allow a suitable replacement of such recourses, which at the same time are renewable and have no harmful effect on the environment. The micro-algae are suitable for thus purpose, because they could be produced in large quantities easily. Micro-algae are single cell organisms, which produce biomass from sunshine, water and CO2.
An EU-funded research project called SOLAR-JEThas produced the world’s first “solar” jet fuel from water and carbon dioxide (CO2).
A new NASA study shows that the living trees in the Amazon forest draw more carbon dioxide from the air than the forest’s dead trees emit.
The aim of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is to help EU Member States achieve their commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective way. Allowing participating companies to buy or sell emission allowances means that emission cuts can be achieved at least cost.