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Understanding carbon cycle feedbacks to predict climate change at large scale

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:58:27 EST ~ Researches have identified long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. They describe how such an effort, could absorb as much as 135 gigatons of atmospheric carbon. Find out more...

The smallest skeletons in the marine world observed in 3D by synchrotron techniques

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:55:38 EST ~ Coccolithophores are microscopic marine algae that use carbon dioxide to grow and release carbon dioxide when they create their miniature calcite shells. Scientists have revealed the nano-level 3D structure of their calcite shells, providing new perspectives for assessment of the role of these tiny microorganisms in the global carbon cycle. Find out more...

Research forms complex picture of mercury pollution in a period of global change

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:46:17 EST ~ This study looks at how climate change and land use modification impact mercury pollution in wetlands. Find out more...

Upcycling plastic bags into battery parts

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:44:22 EST ~ Plastic bag pollution has become a huge environmental problem, prompting some cities and countries to heavily tax or ban the sacks. But what if used plastic bags could be made into higher-value products? Now, researchers have reported a new method to convert plastic bags into carbon chips that could be used as anodes for lithium-ion batteries. Find out more...

Carbon gas storage cavern is the best way to obtain clean energy from a fossil fuel

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:43:58 EST ~ Scientists are developing technology to separate CO2 and methane in oil and gas exploration and store it in offshore salt caverns. Find out more...

Undersea gases could superheat the planet

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:08:12 EST ~ Geologic carbon and hydrate reservoirs in the ocean pose a climate threat beyond humanmade greenhouse gases. Find out more...

Antarctic ice shelves buckle under weight of meltwater lakes

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:16:50 EST ~ The filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability. Find out more...

Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:00:20 EST ~ Researchers have proposed a design solution that could bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into the environment. Their improved leaf, which would use carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- from the air, would be at least 10 times more efficient than natural leaves at converting carbon dioxide to fuel. Find out more...

Climate of North American cities will shift hundreds of miles in one generation

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:00:44 EST ~ In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away -- or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today. A new study and interactive web application aim to help the public understand how climate change will impact the lives of people who live in urban areas of the United States and Canada. These new climate analyses match the expected future climate in each city with the current climate of another location, providing a relatable picture of what is likely in store. Find out more...

Ice volume calculated anew

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:26:03 EST ~ Researchers have provided a new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Their conclusion: previous calculations overestimated the volume of the glaciers in High Mountain Asia. Find out more...