Carbon Dioxide

These Darpa-funded Bricks Can Self-repair—and Replicate

While not as strong as concrete, the bricks could reduce the CO2 footprint of a building, self-heal, and even reproduce. Concrete may be one of mankind’s worst inventions. While it’s helped us build tall, sturdy buildings, it is...
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Worse Than Ever In 2019

Pep Canadell, Corinne Le Quéré, Glen Peters, Pierre Friedlingstein, Robbie Andrew, Rob Jackson, Vanessa Haverd Science, World Is there time to fix it? Global emissions for 2019 are predicted to hit 36.8 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂),...

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Divers Discover Hidden Bubbling Underwater Spring Off Coast Of Philippines - Video

A study published in Geophysical Research Letters revealed that the ocean floor is bubbling like champagne 60 metres down, with vast amounts of carbon dioxide coming from some kind of geological source.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Science Videos

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Exhaust-carbon Suppression: If It Works On Diesel Locos Why Not On Diesel Buses, Cars And Trucks...

On the “Greenhouse Gases Equivalencies Calculator – Calculations and References” page provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) one will find a wealth of information related to greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide...

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2020 Is Off To A Terrifyingly Hot Start

The year is less than four weeks old, but scientists already know that carbon dioxide emissions will continue to head upwards – as they have every year since measurements began – leading to a continuation of the Earth’s rising heat. And they...

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Australia Fires Speed Global Co2 Level Rise: Uk Met Office

Carbon emissions from the wildfires that have ravaged much of southeast Australia are a major driver of what are predicted to be record worldwide atmospheric CO2 levels throughout 2020, Britain's Met Office said Friday.

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Negative Co2 Emissions

by Kevin Kilty An article in the January 2020 Issue of Physics Today (1) presents an interesting and very readable overview of methods to capture and store away CO2 emissions. The purpose of this guest blog is to summarize a few key points the paper...
Related topics: Physics

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Carbon Capture: Solved By Software?

Burying CO2 emissions deep underground has struggled to be economically viable, but that could be changing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Your Plane Travel Destroys Polar Bear Habitat

A group of polar bear researchers wants you to do more than worry about the fate of these beautiful animals. They've calculated how much summer sea ice is melted per metric tonne of CO2 emissions. Then you can decide if the flight you're planning to...

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Deep Diving Scientists Discover Bubbling Co2 Hotspot

Hydrologists diving off the coast of the Philippines have discovered volcanic seeps with some of the highest natural levels of C02 ever recorded. The scientists were working in Verde Island Passage, one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Volcanoes

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Ancient Earth's Atmosphere May Have Been Over 70 Percent Carbon Dioxide

Micrometeorites billions of years old provide a unique glimpse at our planet's atmospheric past.
Related topics: Space

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Inner Complexity Of Saturn Moon, Enceladus, Revealed

A team developed a new geochemical model that reveals that carbon dioxide (CO2) from within Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, may be controlled by chemical reactions at its seafloor. Studying the plume of gases and frozen sea spray...
Related topics: Saturn, Moon, Space

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Rising Global Temperatures Turn Northern Permafrost Region Into Significant Carbon Source

Permafrost, the perennially frozen subsoil in Earth's northernmost regions, has been collecting and storing plant and animal matter since long before the last Ice Age. The decomposition of some of this organic matter naturally releases carbon...

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Addressing Global Warming With New Nanoparticles And Sunshine

Harvesting sunlight, IBS scientists reported a new strategy to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen (O2) and pure carbon monoxide (CO) without side-products in water. This artificial photosynthesis method could bring new solutions to...
Related topics: Global Warming

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Modified Plants To Curb Climate Change

New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Now bioinformatics specialists might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide.

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University Of Kentucky Project Seeks To Create More Environmentally Friendly, Stronger Cement

The UK Center for Applied Energy Research has received a two-year, $1.3 million grant to develop extremely durable belite-based cement -- an alternative to ordinary Portland cement -- that is low-energy consuming and low-carbon dioxide releasing.

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Microsoft Pledges To Reverse Its Lifetime Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 2050 - Cnet

Being carbon neutral isn't enough to address global climate change, the company argues.
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Artificial Photosynthesis Produces 'green Methane'

Artificial photosynthesis devices have long been touted as a way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into useful products.New research describes a highly efficient and cheap device that could be used to turn waste carbon dioxide...

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Microsoft Will Reverse Its Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 2050 - Cnet

Being carbon neutral isn't enough to address global climate change, the company argues.
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Earth’s Hottest Decade On Record: Scientists Underestimated Co2 Heating Juggernaut

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – According to the BBC, NOAA, NASA and the UK Met Office have all certified that the decade of the 2010s was the hottest since global scientific records began being systematically kept in 1880. Last year, 2019,...
Related topics: BBC, NASA, Space

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