Friday, January 31st, 2014
A 15-second NASA animation shows the steady and rapid warming of the planet since the middle of the 20th century, with regions in the Arctic and Siberia warming as much as 2 to 4 degrees C (3.6 to 7. 2 degrees F) above a long-term average.
The animation begins in 1950, but the intensity of (more…)
Monday, October 28th, 2013
CO2 is an important air pollution emission contributing to climate change. Researchers around the globe are looking at ways to remove CO2 from flue gasses and to store it (sequestering) or to in someway use it.
By tuning gold nanoparticles to just the right size, researchers from Brown University have developed a (more…)
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
A coal-powered plant in West Yorkshire has launched the UK’s largest carbon capture initiative, a pilot project expected to siphon off about 100 tons of carbon dioxide daily.
The equipment, which was added to the 200-megawatt Ferrybridge Power Station, will (more…)
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
A study quantifying each nation’s contribution to global carbon emissions based on its role in the supply chain of energy production — from resource mining to burning of fuels — suggests that pricing carbon at the point of extraction would simplify global efforts to curb emissions. (more…)
Sunday, January 16th, 2011
If industrial carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, atmospheric concentrations of CO2 could by 2100 reach levels not seen in at least 30 million years, when Earth’s average temperature was 25 to 30 degrees F warmer than today, according to an analysis by a U.S. scientist.
Writing in the journal, Science, Jeffrey Kiehl (more…)
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
(Reuters) – Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union dropped by 5 percent last year, the biggest annual fall ever recorded, European climate chief Connie Hedegaard said on Wednesday. (more…)
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Canadian chemists are investigating ways that carbon dioxide can be removed and stored from power plants and factories without using the large amounts of energy and water now required in prototype carbon capture systems. (more…)
Monday, August 16th, 2010
“Most everyone has green materials that are made from recycled this or that. That is fine of course. But the public doesn’t really care. In fact the impact to our planet, or the savings to the impact to our planet is quite minimal if we recycle something. But if we drive CO2 down – that’s the high order bit – drive energy down, drive CO2 down. Those are the high order bits today.” – Kevin (more…)
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
The carbon footprint of the internet: Around 300 million tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to every person in the UK flying to America and back twice over.
All carbon footprints are hard or impossible to pin down accurately, but the internet is a particularly complex case. This isn’t just due to the fact that the “net” consists of (more…)
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
Biochar is charcoal type created by the pyrolysis of biomass, and differs from ordinary charcoal only in the sense that its primary use is not for fuel, but for biosequestration or atmospheric carbon capture and storage. As much as 12 percent of the world’s human caused greenhouse gas emissions could be sustainably offset by producing biochar. (more…)