Catalyst recycles carbon dioxide into useful fuels

A new catalyst turns carbon dioxide into useful fuels and chemicals really efficiently . It could pave way for large-scale CO2 recycling, researchers say.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: sustainability carbon-dioxide emissions earth-and-environment catalysts


How to use ventilation and air filtration to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors

Good ventilation can reduce the risk of catching coronavirus. An environmental engineer explains how to know if enough outside air is getting into a room and what do to if ventilation is bad.

Shelly Miller, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Aug. 10, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus carbon-dioxide transmission sars-cov-2 air-quality ventilation hvac air-purifiers

Carbon dioxide threatens life in the Gulf of Mexico

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the Gulf of Mexico are putting commercial fishing and marine life at risk, researchers warn.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation water fish carbon-dioxide fishing oceans gulf-of-mexico earth-and-environment

An effective climate change solution may lie in rocks beneath our feet

To avoid global warming on a catastrophic scale, nations need to reduce emissions and find ways to pull carbon from the air. One promising solution: spreading rock dust on farm fields.

Benjamin Z. Houlton, Professor of Global Environmental Studies, Chancellor's Fellow and Director, John Muir Institute of the Environment, University of California, Davis • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change soil carbon-dioxide nutrients minerals carbon-cycle rocks negative-emissions paris-climate-accord negative-emissions-technologies

Decarbonize and diversify

How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change energy environment economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases russia emissions research technology-and-society mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

CO2 emissions have dropped 17% during pandemic

The drop in carbon dioxide emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic shows we can change our energy-hungry behavior—and how much further we have to go.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change covid-19 pollution carbon-dioxide emissions earth-and-environment

‘Early Bird’ makes training AI greener

As the energy demands of training AI deep neural networks rise, a new method could help brings those demands back down, resarchers say.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence electricity carbon-dioxide earth-and-environment

Yes, human activity is to blame for sea-level rise

New research digs into the history of sea-level rise and confirms that modern changes do result from human activity.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change carbon-dioxide oceans earth-and-environment sea-levels

India's carbon emissions fall for first time in four decades

The fall in the carbon dioxide emissions is not just due to the country's coronavirus lockdown.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
May 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: fuel carbon-dioxide india oil-gas-industry greenhouse-gas-emissions carbon-footprint coal-mining

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