A controllable membrane to pull carbon dioxide out of exhaust streams

Electrically switchable system could continuously separate gases without the need for moving parts or wasted space.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy environment carbon greenhouse-gases emissions research school-of-engineering mit-energy-initiative-mitei chemical-engineering

Nitrous oxide emissions are a serious climate problem

Nitrous oxide emissions are rapidly increasing, mostly due to large-scale farming. An expert explains what's behind the rise and what can be done.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change nitrous-oxide emissions earth-and-environment

Sick livestock up emissions and vice versa

The relationship between sick livestock with parasite diseases and climate change may be a "vicious cycle," say researchers.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change methane livestock emissions ecosystems cows earth-and-environment

Sick livestock up emissions and vice versa

The relationship between sick livestock with parasite diseases and climate change may be a "vicious cycle," say researchers.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change methane livestock emissions ecosystems cows earth-and-environment

A transition to working from home won't slash emissions unless we make car-free lifestyles viable

One in five now work exclusively from home in the UK. But remote workers still drive about as often as commuters – though for different reasons.

Lee Chapman, Professor of Climate Resilience, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic telecommuting transport-emissions cars public-transport work-culture commute

Is the EU 'cheating' on its net-zero emissions plan? Here’s what the science says

'Carbon sinks' like forests and the soil have already been factored into the carbon budget – they should not be double-counted.

Wolfgang Knorr, Senior Research Scientist, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change carbon-emissions net-zero carbon-budget emissions-targets global-carbon-budget

Citizens' assembly: what we've learned about the kind of climate action the public wants to see

Ordinary British people proposed bolder climate measures than anything politicians have so far dared to suggest.

Graham Smith, Professor of Politics, University of Westminster • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change extinction-rebellion net-zero-emissions-2050 citizens-assemblies

Top 1% of EU households have carbon footprints 22 times larger than climate targets allow

Our new research uncovered stark carbon inequality across the EU.

Richard Wood, Professor of Industrial Ecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology • conversation
Aug. 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: carbon-emissions inequality carbon-footprint 15-degrees

Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions

Using sustainable cement would shift Earth Overshoot Day back by 10 days.

Brant Walkley, Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield • conversation
Aug. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: carbon-emissions concrete cement earth-overshoot-day

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
Aug. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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

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