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

Genetically modified poplar trees won’t pollute the air

Genetic modification can keep poplar trees from emitting greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, while not messing with their growth potential.

U. Arizona | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture climate-change genetic-engineering greenhouse-gas pollution renewable-fuels trees

Ice on Earth’s rivers is in rapid decline

For every degree of increase in global temperature, there will be about 6 days less of ice per year on rivers that freeze, researchers say.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change greenhouse-gas ice rivers temperature

Ocean waves spew ancient organic molecules into the air

Ocean waves inject tiny particles called aerosols into the air—and those aerosols carry organic molecules more than 5,000 years old.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gas oceans waves

Ocean info fills gaps in Earth’s ‘methane budget’

"The methane budget helps us place human methane emissions in context and provides a baseline against which to assess future changes."

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change data-science greenhouse-gas machine-learning methane oceans

Reactor turns carbon dioxide to pure liquid fuel

A new catalytic reactor can take carbon dioxide, one of the most common greenhouse gases, and turn it into a pure form of liquid fuel.

Mike Williams-Rice | Sept. 4, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology carbon-dioxide fuel-cells greenhouse-gas nanotechnology renewable-fuels

Switch 1 greenhouse gas for another to fight climate change?

Converting one greenhouse gas to another is a counterintuitive solution to climate change, but it could work, researchers say.

Rob Jordan-Stanford | May 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change emissions greenhouse-gas

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