Sulfur Hexafluoride: The Nightmare Greenhouse Gas That’s Just Too Useful To Stop Using

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is not nearly as infamous as CO2, with the latter getting most of the blame for anthropogenic climate change. Yet while measures are being implemented to curb …read more Continue reading Sulfur Hexafluoride: The Nightmare Greenhouse Gas That’s Just Too Useful To Stop Using

US outlines vision for cheap, large-scale carbon capture technology

Preventing global warming from reaching dangerous levels will require dramatic steps to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide pouring into the atmosphere, but many see removing and safely storing what is already there as another critical part of the solu… Continue reading US outlines vision for cheap, large-scale carbon capture technology

Stanford study makes case for methane removal to tackle climate change

Slowing the rate of greenhouse gases pouring into the atmosphere is the name of the game when it comes to addressing climate change, but some believe the problem can’t be properly solved without also removing some of what is already there. New Stanford… Continue reading Stanford study makes case for methane removal to tackle climate change

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