Multidisciplinary team uses metal organic frameworks to extract radioactive krypton from fuel-reprocessing gasses.
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The giant houses of wealthy Americans offset progress toward lower greenhouse gas emissions, report researchers. See the map.
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Methane emissions have reached the highest levels on record, researchers say. And more than half of all methane emissions now come from human activities.
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How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action.
July 15, 2020 • ~4 min
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Swapping out a gas-powered Uber or Lyft vehicle with an electric car cuts emissions three times more than when an individual driver makes that switch, research finds.
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A new study in Sub-Saharan African shows that increases in dust air pollution boosts infant mortality. Climate change could make things even worse, too.
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Researchers design an effective treatment for both exhaust and ambient air.
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Arctic permafrost stores one trillion metric tons of carbon. New research on photomineralization suggests more of that carbon will be released.
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Study finds simple changes in road resurfacing practices could improve gas mileage for heavy vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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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.
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