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

Scientists are developing technology to separate CO2 and methane in oil and gas exploration and store it in offshore salt caverns. »
14 February 2019, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence

Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters. Researchers say what is not as clear is the indirect effect of these disasters and rapid climate change on violence and aggression. They have identified three ways climate change will increase the likelihood of violence. »
14 February 2019, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Undersea gases could superheat the planet

Geologic carbon and hydrate reservoirs in the ocean pose a climate threat beyond humanmade greenhouse gases. »
13 February 2019, 19:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Sand from glacial melt could be Greenland's economic salvation

As climate change melts Greenland's glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic nation: exporting excess sand and gravel abroad, where raw materials for infrastructure are in high demand. »
12 February 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New model predicts how ground shipping will affect future human health, environment

The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A new project developed a new model that predicts through 2050 the impact of different environmental policies on human mortality rates and short- and long-term climate change caused by particulate and greenhouse gas emissions. »
12 February 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

How does the Amazon rain forest cope with drought?

The Amazon rain forest isn't necessarily a place that many would associate with a drought, yet prolonged dry spells are projected to become more prevalent and severe because of climate change. The question at hand is how these droughts are going to affect the rain forest, as it has a large influence on global climate and future warming. »
7 February 2019, 21:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos' according to new modelling

The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century -- in part, because the water from melting ice sheets off Greenland and in the Antarctic will cause extreme weather and unpredictable temperatures around the globe. »
7 February 2019, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

How landscape plants have an impact on the carbon footprint

A new study provides a base of understanding of carbon footprint terminology and illustrates carbon footprint analyses using data from previous research that modeled nursery and greenhouse crop production systems and their life-cycle impact. »
7 February 2019, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Diffusing the methane bomb: We can still make a difference

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands of years to thaw and release methane into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to global warming. A new study suggests that it is still possible to neutralize this threat. »
6 February 2019, 20:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate modeling shows significant shifts in 21st century Pacific Northwest coastal forests

A changing climate in the 21st century will significantly alter the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest. »
6 February 2019, 20:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

A warming world increases air pollution

The new study shows that the contrast in warming between the continents and sea, called the land-sea warming contrast, drives an increased concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere that cause air pollution. »
5 February 2019, 01:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century

Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world's oceans, and a new study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean's color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones. Satellites should detect these changes in hue, providing early warning of wide-scale changes to marine ecosystems. »
4 February 2019, 19:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Environmental regulations may have unintended consequences in energy production

Many countries have passed environmental laws to preserve natural ecosystems. Although the regulations seem to have improved preservation efforts, they may have had unintended consequences in energy production, leading to more greenhouse gas emissions. »
4 February 2019, 19:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change could make corals go it alone

Climate change is bad news for coral reefs around the world, with high ocean temperatures causing widespread bleaching events that weaken and kill corals. However, new research has found that corals with a solitary streak -- preferring to live alone instead of in reef communities -- could fare better than their group-dwelling relatives. »
1 February 2019, 05:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Extreme rainfall events are connected around the world

An analysis of satellite data has revealed global patterns of extreme rainfall, which could lead to better forecasts and more accurate climate models. »
31 January 2019, 16:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration

The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. Cattle urine is a lesser-known climate offender. It produces nitrous oxide (N2O), which has warming power far greater than that of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main driver of global warming. »
29 January 2019, 21:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

China not 'walking the walk' on methane emissions

In China, regulations to reduce methane emissions from coal mining took full effect in 2010 and required methane to be captured or to be converted into carbon dioxide. A team of researchers set out to use atmospheric modeling and satellite data to evaluate whether these new rules actually curbed Chinese methane emissions. »
29 January 2019, 21:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below ground

Carbon capture and storage is a reliable way to store CO2 emissions underground, with minimal chance of gas escaping through geological fault lines. »
25 January 2019, 18:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

A new study confirms the urgency to tackle climate change. »
23 January 2019, 23:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Near-term climate prediction 'coming of age'

The quest for climate scientists to be able to bridge the gap between shorter-term seasonal forecasts and long-term climate projections is 'coming of age', a study shows. »
22 January 2019, 23:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email