We may have caused 2 degrees of warming already

Although we've already created the emissions, researchers predict enough damage is done to cause 2 degrees Celsius increase in global warming.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 7, 2021 ~5 min

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Renewable energy benefits vary by place

Wind and solar power in California isn't as beneficial to the environment as renewable energy in Florida, researchers say. Here's why and why it matters.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Heat-reflecting paint keeps things cool without AC

A new white paint keeps surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their surroundings—almost life AC or a refrigerator, but without using any energy.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Oct. 22, 2020 ~6 min

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Homes of wealthy Americans spew 25% more emissions

The giant houses of wealthy Americans offset progress toward lower greenhouse gas emissions, report researchers. See the map.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~9 min

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Methane emissions hit record-breaking levels

Methane emissions have reached the highest levels on record, researchers say. And more than half of all methane emissions now come from human activities.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
July 17, 2020 ~10 min

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Uber or Lyft electric car swap saves 3X more carbon than yours

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.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
July 12, 2020 ~4 min

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