World’s largest direct air capture plant starts absorbing CO2 in Iceland

An ambitious startup looking to eat into the world’s carbon emissions has just taken its biggest bite yet, flicking the switch on the largest direct air capture and CO2 storage plant on the planet. Climework’s latest facility is designed to suck carbon… Continue reading World’s largest direct air capture plant starts absorbing CO2 in Iceland

52% of emissions from major urban areas come from just 25 big cities

Around 56 percent of the world’s population currently live in cities, a figure that is expected to increase in coming decades. It follows that these urban areas account for a large amount of the world’s greenhouse has emissions, and a new study designe… Continue reading 52% of emissions from major urban areas come from just 25 big cities

Self-healing concrete eats CO2 to fill its own cracks in 24 hours

Concrete has a massive carbon footprint, so technologies that boost its performance and enable it to last longer could have profound benefits for the environment. This has led to the development of self-healing concrete that can repair its own cracks, … Continue reading Self-healing concrete eats CO2 to fill its own cracks in 24 hours

Ships releasing alkalinizing agents could buy time for Great Barrier Reef

The increasing buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reshaping the environment in many ways beyond the ongoing rise of global temperatures. Some major ones relate to the ocean, which is becoming not just warmer but also more acidic, threatenin… Continue reading Ships releasing alkalinizing agents could buy time for Great Barrier Reef

Atmospheric CO2 levels defy the pandemic to hit record high

Scientists measuring concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere at the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory have reported the highest levels on record, and ones not seen on Earth in more than four million years. The average atmospheric CO2 levels of… Continue reading Atmospheric CO2 levels defy the pandemic to hit record high

Fiber optics map temperature of Greenland Ice Sheet in unprecedented detail

Tracking changes in huge masses of ice is key to understanding the effects of climate change on the planet, and researchers in Greenland have developed a new tool that takes the accuracy of such measurements to unprecedented levels. The technology uses… Continue reading Fiber optics map temperature of Greenland Ice Sheet in unprecedented detail

Study reveals massive ice loss from Earth’s glaciers in recent decades

A new study has revealed that Earth’s glaciers have lost a staggering amount of ice over the last two decades, and the rate of loss is accelerating. The global effort used satellite data to track the deteriorating condition of some 220,000 glaciers, wh… Continue reading Study reveals massive ice loss from Earth’s glaciers in recent decades

Blocking Out The Sun: Viable Climate Countermeasure Or Absolute Madness?

If there’s one thing humans hate, it’s exercising willpower. Whether its abstaining from unhealthy foods, going to bed early, or using less energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we’re famously …read more Continue reading Blocking Out The Sun: Viable Climate Countermeasure Or Absolute Madness?

Design Solutions For The Heat Crisis In Cities Around The World

It was 1999 when Smash Mouth dropped the smash hit All Star, stating “The ice we skate is getting pretty thin, the water’s getting warm so you might as well …read more Continue reading Design Solutions For The Heat Crisis In Cities Around The World

Sea Level: How Do We Measure Global Ocean Levels and Do Rising Oceans Change that Benchmark?

Every summer you go down the shore, but lately you’ve begun to notice that the beach seems narrower each time you visit. Is that the sea level rising, or is the sand just being swept away? Speaking of sea levels, …read more

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