1 way to wash dishes is greener than the rest

There's one technique for washing dishes by hand that uses less water and energy than any machine or other hand-washing method, researchers say.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change emissions greenhouse-gas sustainability water

Some kinds of emissions cuts actually make air pollution worse

Despite the benefites in dealing with air pollution, cuts in NOx emissions can lead to a boom in hazardous ultrafine particles, researchers say.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cities climate-change emissions pollution volatile-organic-compounds-voc

Loss of tropical forests will have ‘terrifying’ climate impact

"Losing Earth's remaining wilderness is devastating by itself, but climate impacts 626% greater than expected is terrifying."

Dominic Jarvis-Queensland | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured carbon-emissions climate-change forests

Electric scooters aren’t the greenest way to get around

Electric scooter companies may say they're environmentally friendly, but using scooters may not be the greenest way to get where you're going.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries cities electric-vehicles emissions transportation

United States land might not be such a good carbon sink

Scientists may have overestimated the amount of carbon that US land can suck out of the atmosphere.

Fred Love-Iowa State | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide emissions soil

Wildfire health hazards extend hundreds of miles

Wildfires can send hazardous particles way beyond the flames, potentially upping health risks as far as 600 miles away.

Adam Dove-Carnegie Mellon | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution emissions forests hearts pollution smoke wildfire

Health care is a major source of carbon emissions

The health care system is a major contributor to worldwide emissions and has to change to be more sustainable, researchers argue.

Mike Cummings-Yale | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine climate-change emissions hospitals physicians sustainability

As tundras warm, microbes could make climate change worse

A warmer tundra means more greenhouse gases from microbes, new research shows. That's bad news for fighting climate change.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | July 12, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change emissions methane microbes temperature tundra

Are forests our best weapon against climate change?

"Our study shows clearly that forest restoration is the best climate change solution available today. But we must act quickly..."

ETH Zurich | July 8, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change emissions forests land trees

Ocean’s CO2 absorbing powers change over time

The ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of carbon dioxide, but that absorption isn't always steady.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | July 1, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change emissions oceans

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