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With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly... more
Rocky Mountain not-so high: Oil, gas wells drive down Colorado home values  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A cornucopia of contradiction is dotting the landscape of Colorado's Front Range, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. more
With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly... more
Nitrous oxide emissions set to rise in the Pacific Ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
The acidification of the Pacific Ocean in northern Japan is increasing the natural production rate of N2O, an ozone-depleting greenhouse gas. more
Nitrous oxide emissions set to rise in the Pacific Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
The acidification of the Pacific Ocean in northern Japan is increasing the natural production rate of N2O, an ozone-depleting greenhouse gas. That's the finding of a study carried... more
China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with... more
Finding common ground for scientists and policymakers on soil carbon and climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
There is growing interest in the potential for soil carbon to mitigate climate change, brought into the public sphere at the 2015... more
First-Generation Stars Formed More Quickly than Previously Thought  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of astronomers has discovered a massive cloud of gas that formed just 850 million years after the... more
New findings on nitrous oxide emissions from northern trees surprised scientists  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A recent study demonstrates that boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere are sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O). The study provides new information on... more
Antarctica's first zero-emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As a scientist investigating climate change, I'm embarrassed by the high carbon footprint I have when I travel to, and work in, Antarctica. Researchers... more
New findings on nitrous oxide emissions from northern trees surprised scientists  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A recently published study by researchers from the University of Helsinki and Dr. Katerina Machacova, a visiting scholar, demonstrates that boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere... more
Net zero emissions: What's in a date?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Arguably the principal environmental burden facing inhabitants of Planet Earth is the prospect of "global warming" (or "global heating" as recently suggested as a more appropriate term by a senior UK Met Office scientist)... more
Image: Hubble touts a team of stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Within a galaxy hosting around 300 billion stars, here the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a mere handful or two—just about enough to form a single football team. These stellar "teammates" play under... more
Galactic Fountains and Carousels: Order Emerging from Chaos  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Scientists from Germany and the United States have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of... more
Ancient gas cloud reveals universe's first stars formed quickly  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The discovery of a 13 billion-year-old cosmic cloud of gas enabled a team of astronomers to perform the earliest-ever measurement of how the universe was enriched with a diversity of... more
Galactic fountains and carousels: Order emerging from chaos  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. For the first time, it reveals that the geometry of the cosmic gas flows... more
Geoscientists hope to make induced earthquakes predictable  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Geoscientists have created a model to forecast induced earthquake activity from the disposal of wastewater after oil and gas production. more
Geoscientist hopes to make induced earthquakes predictable  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy assistant professor Xiaowei Chen and a group of geoscientists from Arizona State University and the University of California, Berkeley, have created a model to forecast... more
Galactic fountains and carousels: order emerging from chaos  nanowerk · 6 days
Astronomers have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. It allows researchers to study in detail how galaxies form, and how they have... more
New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant technological advancements have... more
Galactic fountains and carousels: order emerging from chaos  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists from Germany and the United States have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. TNG50 is the most detailed large-scale cosmological simulation... more
A third of California methane traced to a few super-emitters  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA scientists are helping California create a detailed, statewide inventory of methane point sources—highly concentrated methane releases from single sources—using a specialized airborne sensor. The new data, published... more
Water mold research leads to greater understanding of corn diseases  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Corn is a staple feed and biofuel crop with a value close to $3.7 billion in the Michigan economy alone. However, knowledge about seedling pathogens in Michigan corn... more
Water mold research leads to greater understanding of corn diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Corn is a staple feed and biofuel crop with a value close to $3.7 billion in the Michigan economy alone. However, knowledge about seedling pathogens in Michigan corn... more
Nature might be better than tech at reducing air pollution  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 percent, new research suggests. The study... more
Worldwide Observations Confirm Nearby 'Lensing' Exoplanet  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. The... more
Scientists declare climate emergency, establish global indicators for effective action  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A global coalition of scientists says 'untold human suffering' is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and other factors... more
New MOF can take on toxic sulfur dioxide gas  nanowerk · 7 days
An international team has developed a robust material that can selectively take in toxic sulfur dioxide gas at record concentrations and preserve it for use in chemical production. more
Astronomers map new emission line to trace most common molecule in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Molecular hydrogen (H2) makes up 99 percent of the cold, dense gas in galaxies. So mapping where stars are born basically means... more
New Zealand base for methane-measuring satellite mission  REUTERS · 1 week
A satellite mission to measure global methane emissions from oil and gas facilities will be based in New Zealand, the government said... more
New simple device greatly improves analysis of reaction kinetics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a new device for measuring the kinetics of gas-producing reactions. This simple benchtop device,... more
Key facts behind Indian capital's toxic smog  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Millions of people in New Delhi are suffering in what the Indian capital's chief minister has called a "gas chamber" of poisonous smog that has prompted authorities to declare a public health emergency. more
New metal–organic framework can take on toxic sulfur dioxide gas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team has developed a robust material that can selectively take in toxic sulfur dioxide gas at record concentrations and preserve it for use in chemical production.... more
Image: ESA's Juice model cast in gold for antenna tests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a decade's time, an exciting new visitor will enter the Jovian system: ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or Juice. As its name suggests, the mission will explore... more
Juice cast in gold  ESA · 1 week
Image: In a decade’s time, an exciting new visitor will enter the Jovian system: ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or Juice. As its name suggests, the mission will... more
Astronomers Catch Wind Rushing Out of Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego's Alison Coil, Rhodes College's David Rupke and... more
Simulations Explain Giant Exoplanets with Eccentric, Close-in Orbits  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
As planetary systems evolve, gravitational interactions between planets can fling some of them into eccentric elliptical orbits around the host... more
Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears: UK govt  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The controversial process of "fracking" will be halted in England due to the risks of triggering earthquakes when trying to tap shale gas reserves, the British government announced Saturday. more
Oil and gas wastewater used for irrigation may suppress plant immune systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study gives pause to the idea of using oil and gas wastewater for irrigation. The team conducted a greenhouse study using produced... more
Dutch emission reduction targets probably won't be met  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Netherlands is unlikely to reach its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 despite a tough package of measures agreed in June, a government agency said Friday. more
Ancient gas cloud shows that the first stars must have formed very quickly  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers led by Eduardo Bañados of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have discovered a gas cloud that contains information about an... more
Sustainability of new creosote alternative confirmed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recently published study has confirmed the sustainability credentials of a new biobased alternative to creosote that is being developed in the Bio4Products project. The use of wood modification based on pyrolysis oil was shown to... more
Worldwide observations confirm nearby 'lensing' exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. The exoplanet has a mass similar to Neptune, but it orbits a star... more
Energy giants face 35% output cut to hit Paris climate goals: watchdog  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The biggest listed oil and gas giants must slash production by more than a third by 2040 to keep emissions within targets laid out... more
Astronomers catch wind rushing out of galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Study's findings provide direct evidence for the first time of the role of galactic winds -- ejections of gas from galaxies -- in creating the circumgalactic medium (CGM). more
Oil and gas wastewater used for irrigation may suppress plant immune systems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The horizontal drilling method called hydraulic fracturing helps the United States produce close to 4 billion barrels of oil and natural gas per year,... more
Two million-year-old ice provides snapshot of Earth's greenhouse gas history  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two million-year old ice from Antarctica recently uncovered by a team of researchers provides a clearer picture into the connections between greenhouse gases and climate in ancient times... more
Astronomers Discover Glowing 'Galactic Ghoul'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Astronomers have just observed a ghostly nebula of gas resembling the shape of an hourglass, surrounding a known galaxy. This ghoulish structure has dwarfed the galaxy it is surrounding. more
Techno-fix futures will only accelerate climate chaos—don't believe the hype  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Thanks to the efforts of climate activists, the climate and ecological emergency has never been more prominent. But acknowledging the problem is just a starting point. Now this... more
New animal feed created from rice straw and citric fruit leaves  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rice straw and waste from pruning citric fruit trees have a new use: feed for ruminant animals. A team of researchers from the Polytechnic University of... more
Spitzer Telescope spots a ghoulish gourd  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A carved-out cloud of gas and dust looks like a celestial jack-o'-lantern in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. more
Astronomers catch wind rushing out of galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego's Alison Coil, Rhodes College's David Rupke and a group of collaborators from around the world made a novel discovery.... more
Zeroing in on food security as agricultural impacts of climate crisis become more apparent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Early this August, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued yet another in a series of grave and disquieting... more
Two million-year-old ice provides snapshot of Earth's greenhouse gas history  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two million-year old ice from Antarctica recently uncovered by a team of researchers provides a clearer picture into the connections between greenhouse gases and climate in ancient times... more
Simulations explain giant exoplanets with eccentric, close-in orbits  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As planetary systems evolve, gravitational interactions between planets can fling some of them into eccentric elliptical orbits around the host star, or even out of the system altogether. Smaller planets should be... more
Simulations explain giant exoplanets with eccentric, close-in orbits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As planetary systems evolve, gravitational interactions between planets can fling some of them into eccentric elliptical orbits around the host star. Smaller planets should be more susceptible to this gravitational scattering, yet... more
California's blackouts could make fighting climate change even harder  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
California's electric grid was experiencing rapid and unprecedented changes even before Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison began shutting off power to millions of people in a desperate... more
Using computational chemistry to produce cheaper infrared plastic lenses  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team created the next generation of long-wave infrared plastic lenses. The plastic, a sulfur-based polymer forged from waste generated by refining fossil fuels, is incredibly useful for lenses, window... more
Method removes one of the main toxins in water used for bitumen extraction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New technology developed by engineers at the University of Alberta shows potential in cleaning and decontaminating process water from oilsands production. more
Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its... more
Georgia plant agrees to close in fight over gas emissions  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Georgia officials have reached an agreement to temporarily shut down a medical sterilization facility that uses a gas linked to an increased risk of cancer more
Chandra Observes Mega-Merger of Galaxy Clusters: Abell 1758  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have created detailed maps of Abell 1758, a collision between two pairs... more
Image: A ghost in the Pleiades  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This ghostly image shows what can happen when an interstellar cloud passes too close to a star. Barnard's Merope Nebula, also known as IC 349, is a cloud of interstellar gas and dust traveling through the... more
Stars pollute, but galaxies recycle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Galaxies were once thought of as lonely islands in the universe: clumps of matter floating through otherwise empty space. We now know they are surrounded by a much larger, yet nearly invisible cloud of dust and gas. Astronomers... more
Scientists develop efficient methods to turn woody biomass into fuels  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Increasing production of second-generation biofuels—those made from non-food biomass such as switchgrass, biomass sorghum, and corn stover—would lessen our reliance on burning fossil fuels, which contributes to climate... more
A ghost in the Pleiades  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: This ghostly image shows what can happen when an interstellar cloud passes too close to a star. Barnard's Merope Nebula, also known as IC 349,... more
Engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air could provide a significant tool in the battle against climate change. The new system... more
Hold my beer. Munich’s Oktoberfest beats Boston for methane emissions  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
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Mobile-surface bubbles and droplets coalesce faster but bounce stronger  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Enhancing the hydrodynamic interfacial mobility of bubbles and droplets in multiphase systems is expected to reduce the characteristic coalescence times and thereby affect the stability of gas or liquid emulsions... more
MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air  MIT · 3 weeks
The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air. more
A win-win for forests and small-holder dairy farming in East Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The native Napier grass could hold the key to improving diets, boosting farming yields and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in East Africa. Growing and using Napier... more
A win-win for forests and small-holder dairy farming in East Africa  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The study, "Intensification of dairy production can increase the GHG mitigation potential of the land use sector in East Africa," modelled the impact on greenhouse gas... more
Beyond Jupiter, researchers discover a 'cradle of comets'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Comets are known to have a temper. As they swoop in from the outer edges of our solar system, these icy bodies begin spewing gas and dust as they venture closer to... more
Oil, gas giants spend 250 mn on EU lobbying: green groups  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The five biggest publicly listed oil and gas companies and trade groups representing them spent more than 250 million euros lobbying the European Union to influence... more
Oil and gas giants spend 250 mn on EU lobbying: green groups  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The five biggest publicly listed oil and gas companies and trade groups representing them spent more than 250 million euros lobbying the European Union... more
New center to replace oil and gas with sustainable chemistry  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many of the things that surround us are chemically derived from fossil gas and oil—from washing powders to phones to pharmaceuticals. As such, chemistry contributes to CO2 emissions... more
Machine-learning analysis of X-ray data picks out key catalytic properties  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists seeking to design new catalysts to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane have used a novel artificial intelligence (AI) approach to identify key catalytic properties. By using... more
Machine-learning analysis of X-ray data picks out key catalytic properties  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists seeking to design new catalysts to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane have used a novel artificial intelligence (AI) approach to identify key catalytic properties. By using... more
'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas  nanowerk · 3 weeks
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All-organic farming could increase UK emissions: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An all-out shift to organic farming in England and Wales could lead to a net increase in Britain's greenhouse gas emissions as a drop in yields would lead to higher food imports, scientists estimated... more
Mix master: Modeling magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasma  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Many of the most dramatic events in the solar system -- the spectacle of the Northern Lights, the explosiveness of solar flares, and the destructive impact of geomagnetic storms that... more
Mix master: Modeling magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasma  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many of the most dramatic events in the solar system—the spectacle of the Northern Lights, the explosiveness of solar flares, and the destructive impact of geomagnetic storms that can disrupt... more
Replacing coal with gas or renewables saves billions of gallons of water  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The ongoing transition from coal to natural gas and renewables in the U.S. electricity sector is dramatically reducing the industry's water use, a new... more
Replacing coal with gas or renewables saves billions of gallons of water  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The transition from coal to natural gas in the US electricity sector is reducing the industry's water use, research finds. For every megawatt of... more
Cascades of Gas Around Young Star Indicate Early Stages of Planet Formation  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
What does a gestating baby planet look like? New research in Nature by a team including Carnegie’s Jaehan Bae investigated the effects of three... more
Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers describe the emerging role of ecophysiology in riparian flooding. As an adaptation to an overabundance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, trees, plants and grasses constrict their... more
International research community calls for recognition of forests' role in human prosperity  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
World leaders convened for the UN Climate Summit in September amid dire projections of climate instability. The problem is multifaceted, of course, but a... more
'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable... more
Scientists reveal how the fossil fuel industry misled the public about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international group of scientists show that fossil fuel corporations have, for decades, denied the public's right to be accurately informed about... more
Researchers watch quantum knots untie  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A quantum gas can be tied into knots using magnetic fields. The same researchers who were the first to produce these knots have now studied how the knots behave over time. The surprising result is that the knots... more
Assessing the benefits and risks of land-based greenhouse gas removal  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
IIASA researchers collaborated with colleagues at a number of international institutions to assess the benefits and risks associated with six different land-based greenhouse gas removal options in light... more
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