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Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of... more
Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in... more
Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Diving 200 feet under the ocean surface to conduct scientific research can lead to some interesting places. For University of Texas at Austin Professor Bayani Cardenas, it placed him in the middle of a... more
Atmospheric CO2 levels from 2.7 billion years ago inferred from micrometeorite oxidation  Science Magazine · 12 hours
Earth’s atmospheric composition during the Archean eon of 4 to 2.5 billion years ago has few constraints. However, the geochemistry of recently discovered iron-rich... more
Astronomers Map Surroundings of Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 18 hours
As material spirals towards a black hole, it is heated up and emits X-rays that, in turn, echo and reverberate as they... more
High-speed, precise liquid and gas handling products at SLAS 2020  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Festo debuts a new generation of high speed, flexible, and precise liquid dispensing and gas handling products at SLAS, January 27-29, in San Diego. more
Novel software tool extracts important chemical exposure data  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Southwest Research Institute is introducing Floodlight, a novel software tool that efficiently discovers the vast numbers of chemical components—previously known and unknown—present in the food, air, drugs and products we are exposed... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists has found atmospheric levels... more
Researchers find a way to harness the entire spectrum of sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to transform solar energy into... more
Five ways to turn carbon dioxide from pollution to a valuable product  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It's far easier to avoid burning fossil fuels than it is to clean up CO2 emissions once they're in the Earth's atmosphere. But the... more
Modified plants to curb climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Each year, an average of 120 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) worldwide is released through soil and vegetation respiration. Plants are capable of taking in nearly 123 gigatons through photosynthesis in the same period. But as... more
New exhaust gas measurement registers ultrafine pollutant particles for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A few days ago, the European Commission presented its Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate neutral by 2050 in order to... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas rises, contradicting reports of huge reductions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University... more
VLT Sees Newborn Stars in Emission Nebula Gum 26  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a stunning image snapped by the FOcal Reducer and low dispersion... more
The dynamic behaviour of a black hole corona  ESA · 3 days
Image: These illustrations show the surroundings of a black hole feeding on ambient gas as mapped using ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray... more
A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available. more
A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring  nanowerk · 6 days
A highly sensitive wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available. more
XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way's halo  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way's halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and has a different chemical make-up than predicted, challenging our understanding of our... more
The carbon footprint of dinner: How 'green' are fish sticks?  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Fish sticks may be a tasty option for dinner, but are they good for the planet? A new study of the climate impacts of seafood products reveals that... more
New wearable gas sensor may soon be available for environmental and health monitoring  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn... more
Colloidal quantum dot photodetectors can now see further than before  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Optical sensing in the mid to long infrared (5 microns [um]) is becoming of utmost importance in different fields since it is proving to be an excellent tool... more
A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University. more
Cyanobacteria in water and on land identified as source of methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are among the most common organisms on Earth. A research team has now shown for the first time that Cyanobacteria... more
XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way’s halo  ESA · 7 days
ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way’s halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and... more
Blue-green algae found to produce greenhouse gas methane  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international team of researchers has found that cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) produce the greenhouse gas methane. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes tests they carried out... more
Florida buys Everglades land to prevent oil drilling  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced a massive land buyout that will kill a plan to drill for oil in the Everglades. more
New obstacles ahead in China's pollution fight: report  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
China's fight against pollution faces new threats from rising levels of harmful ozone gas despite an "impressive" reduction in other airborne particles, according to a report released Thursday. more
Aquatic and terrestrial cyanobacteria produce methane  Science Magazine · 1 week
Evidence is accumulating to challenge the paradigm that biogenic methanogenesis, considered a strictly anaerobic process, is exclusive to archaea. We demonstrate that cyanobacteria living in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments produce methane at substantial rates under... more
Atmospheric fungal nanoparticle bursts  Science Magazine · 1 week
Aerosol nanoparticles play an important role in the climate system by affecting cloud formation and properties, as well as in human health because of their deep reach into lungs and the circulatory system. Determining nanoparticle sources and composition is a... more
'Soil photosynthesis' helps to mitigate environmental pollution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NOx gases is the generic term used to refer to the group of gases made up of nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide, gases that result from burning fossil fuel, and also from forest fires,... more
New assessment of gas locked in ice in European waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study led by the University of Southampton has mapped several sites in Europe containing gas hydrate—a relatively clean fuel which could help bridge the gap between fossil... more
Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts... more
New assessment of gas locked in ice in European waters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A study has mapped several sites in Europe containing gas hydrate - a relatively clean fuel which could help bridge the gap between fossil fuels and renewables. more
Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
US and European satellites help scientists measure nitrogen dioxide from drilling, production and flaring. more
Building materials come alive with help from bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New living building materials can grow and multiply -- and may help to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from infrastructure in the future. more
Cassini Reveals Saturn’s Ultraviolet Auroras in Unprecedented Detail  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
At the end of its mission in 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft performed a set of ‘Grand Finale’ orbits bringing it... more
Sulfur hexafluoride: The truths and myths of this greenhouse gas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The atmospheric concentration of the highly-potent greenhouse gas SF6 has never been higher. Fingers have been pointed at the expanding renewables industry, but is that a fair assessment? more
Hot gas feeds spiral arms of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international research team, with significant participation of astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), has gained important insights into the origin of the material in the spiral... more
Greenhouse gases from oil and gas projected to continue to increase  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The fracking boom across the country has resulted in greenhouse gas emissions steadily climbing each year since the United States has become the largest producer of... more
CO2Meter, Inc. launches new MicroSENS Hightemp Incubator IR CO2 sensor for life science industries  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
CO2Meter Inc., a leading, worldwide manufacturer of high-quality gas detection and monitoring solutions, has released a new CO2 Sensor for... more
Winter is an important driver for nitrous oxide emissions from boreal lakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Boreal lakes emit greenhouse gases, but the magnitude of the emissions is still inadequately quantified. While the emissions of carbon dioxide and methane have... more
Microorganisms fed with toxic gas to produce biofuel  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Today, various processes are used to convert organic waste into biogas. By combining two different processes, it is possible to obtain even more of valuable substances such as hydrogen and methane. The... more
How to make it easier to turn plant waste into biofuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil... more
Study points to global streams and rivers' contribution to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study led by Auburn University researchers and published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, shows a four-fold increase in emissions of the potent greenhouse... more
How to make it easier to turn plant waste into biofuels  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil... more
New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals for capping... more
Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Stars have life cycles. They're born when bits of dust and gas floating through space find each other and collapse in on each other and heat up. They burn for... more
Future subtropical warming accelerates tropical climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In response to future fossil fuel burning, climate computer models simulate a pronounced warming in the tropical oceans. This warming can influence the El Niño phenomenon and shift weather and rainfall patterns across the... more
Climate gas budgets highly overestimate methane discharge from Arctic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The atmospheric concentration of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, has almost tripled since the beginning of industrialisation. Methane emissions from natural sources are poorly understood. This is especially... more
Study shows link between lead exposure risk and brain structure in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Though leaded gas and lead-based paint were banned decades ago, the risk of lead exposure is far from gone. A new study led by... more
Future subtropical warming accelerates tropical climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In response to future fossil fuel burning, climate computer models simulate a pronounced warming in the tropical oceans. This warming can influence the El Niño phenomenon and shift weather and rainfall patterns across the... more
Climate gas budgets highly overestimate methane discharge from Arctic Ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
There is a huge seasonal variability in methane seeps in the Arctic Ocean, according to a new article. more
NOAA finds new liquified natural gas pipeline in Oregon will not jeopardize species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NOAA Fisheries has issued a final biological opinion on construction and operation of the Jordan Cove terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, and... more
The interiors of stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The interiors of stars are largely mysterious regions because they are so difficult to observe directly. Our lack of understanding about the physical processes there, like rotation and the mixing of hot gas, introduces considerable ambiguity about how stars shine... more
'Green methane' from artificial photosynthesis could recycle CO2  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new artificial photosynthesis approach uses sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into methane, which could help make natural-gas-powered devices carbon neutral. more
The gathering firestorm in southern Amazonia  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Wildfires, exacerbated by extreme weather events and land use, threaten to change the Amazon from a net carbon sink to a net carbon source. Here, we develop and apply a coupled ecosystem-fire model to quantify how... more
First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster—a never-before-seen behaviour that may be driven by turbulent merger events. more
New technique could accelerate waste-to-methane production  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
University of Alberta engineers have found a way to turn waste fat, oil and grease into a steady supply of renewable energy. more
Visualizing chemical reactions, e.g. from H2 and CO2 to synthetic natural gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have designed a reactor that can use IR thermography to visualize dynamic surface reactions and correlate it with other rapid gas analysis methods... more
Study looks at how the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When it comes to fulfilling ambitious energy and climate commitments, few nations successfully walk their talk. A case... more
X-ray and optical view of the Perseus galaxy cluster  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: This image shows the Perseus galaxy cluster – one of the most massive known objects in the... more
X-ray and optical view of the Coma galaxy cluster  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: This image shows the bright, nearby, and massive Coma galaxy cluster in X-ray and optical light, as seen... more
First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster – a never-before-seen behaviour... more
Researchers discover new building blocks of catalyst zeolite nanopores  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Zeolites crystals, used among other things for refining petroleum to gasoline and biomass into biofuels, are the most-used catalysts by weight on the planet, and discovering mechanisms of how they... more
Researchers discover new building blocks of catalyst zeolite nanopores  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Zeolites crystals, used among other things for refining petroleum to gasoline and biomass into biofuels, are the most-used catalysts by weight on the planet, and discovering mechanisms of how they... more
Observation of an isomerizing double-well quantum system in the condensed phase  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Molecular isomerization fundamentally involves quantum states bound within a potential energy function with multiple minima. For isolated gas-phase molecules, eigenstates well above the isomerization saddle points... more
Hydrophobic zeolite modification for in situ peroxide formation in methane oxidation to methanol  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Selective partial oxidation of methane to methanol suffers from low efficiency. Here, we report a heterogeneous catalyst system for enhanced methanol productivity... more
Astronomers Find 9,000-Light-Year-Long Wave-Shaped Structure in Milky Way  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using data from ESA’s Gaia star-mapping spacecraft, a team of astronomers from Austria and the United States has discovered a... more
Greening at high latitudes may inhibit the expansion of midlatitude deserts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Desertification has always been a serious challenge for human beings, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. Projections from CMIP5 support the expansion of arid and semi-arid... more
From a by-product of the biodiesel industry to sustainable production of a valuable chemical  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Although governments, academia and organizations all around the world have been emphasizing the crisis concerning the use of fossil fuels... more
Brake dust air pollution may have same harmful effects on immune cells as diesel exhaust  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Metal particles from the abrasion of brake pads—up to a fifth of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution... more
Catalytic protocells get zingy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Artificial cells capable of oxygen gas production and chemical signalling have been prepared using a combination of synthetic and biological catalysts. more
Catalytic protocells get zingy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Artificial cells capable of oxygen gas production and chemical signalling have been prepared using a combination of synthetic and biological catalysts through an international collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of Padua in Italy. more
Cosmic bubbles reveal the first stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have identified several overlapping bubbles of hydrogen gas ionized by the stars in early galaxies, a mere 680 million years after the Big Bang. This is the earliest direct evidence from the period when the... more
Mysterious 'Wave' of Star-Forming Gas May Be the Largest Structure in the Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A newly discovered suburb of baby-booming stars, known as the Radcliffe Wave, may be the largest structure in the Milky Way. more
Poplar genetically modified not to harm air quality grow as well as non-modified trees  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Field trials in Oregon and Arizona show that poplar trees, which emit trace amounts of the gas isoprene, can be... more
Rising carbon prices led to drop in German emissions in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Germany's greenhouse gas emissions fell sharply last year, putting the country's 2020 climate goal within reach again. more
How fast the planet warms will be crucial for livability  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The world is warming … and fast. The global average temperature has already risen by more than 1°C as a result of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity,... more
Trees and doodlebugs emit methane – the question is, how?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Trees and insects may play a significant role in the emission of methane—a potent greenhouse gas—and improving our understanding of exactly how this happens could help in targeting... more
Blue Canyon Technologies to build its largest satellite to date for MethaneSAT  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
MethaneSAT said Jan. 6 it will use X-SAT, Blue Canyon’s largest offered spacecraft bus, to carry a methane-detection payload from Ball Aerospace. SpaceNews.com more
Biodiverse forests better at storing carbon for long periods, says study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the effects of climate change are increasingly felt around the world, possible solutions—from reducing fossil fuel emissions to capturing carbon—have come to dominate policy discussions.... more
Astronomers detect first stars 'bubbling out' from the cosmic Dark Ages  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, a program of NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, have identified several overlapping bubbles of hydrogen... more
The turbulent life of two supermassive black holes caught in a galaxy crash  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to create the most detailed image yet of the gas... more
Bio-coal: A renewable and massively producible fuel from lignocellulosic biomass  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Development of renewable energy is essential to mitigating the fossil fuel shortage and climate change issues. Here, we propose to produce a new type of energy, bio-coal, via... more
Enormous Ring of Neutral Hydrogen Found around Distant Massive Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) have discovered an extremely large off-centered ring of... more
Nigerian communities struggle with devastating oil spills  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Martha Alfred used to harvest 20 bags of cassava each year before an oil spill forced her to abandon her field and hawk roasted fish to survive. more
GMRT discovers a gigantic ring of hydrogen gas around a distant galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of astronomers at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) in Pune, India have discovered a mysterious ring of hydrogen gas around... more
Astronomers Capture Galactic Fireworks in Nearby Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
This impressive fireworks display, which involves a supermassive black hole, enormous shock waves and vast reservoirs of gas, is taking... more
Massive Gas Disk Raises Questions about Planet Formation Theory  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of... more
Image: Hubble views a galaxy with an active center  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This swirling mass of celestial gas, dust and stars is a moderately luminous spiral galaxy named ESO 021-G004, located just under 130 million light-years away. more
Students want climate change lessons. Schools aren't ready  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Not too long ago Coral Ben-Aharon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Granada Hills Charter High School, didn't bother to use her school's recycling bins—and didn't know how plastic waste contributes to greenhouse gas... more
Replacing one gas with another helps efficiently extract methane from permafrost  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from Skoltech and Heriot-Watt University proposed extracting methane by injecting flue gas into permafrost hydrate reservoirs. Since the flue gas contains carbon dioxide, the new... more
Strategies to generate larger pores in metal-organic frameworks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Due to the advantages such as large specific surface area, adjustable pore size and tunable functionality, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown great application potential in the fields of gas adsorption and separation,... more
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