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Crucial role of recycling in the evolution of life in our universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
New research by astrophysicists reveals how the gas and energy expelled by stars are returned to the universe, and in what forms. It also... more
Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilization, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers have isolated... more
A reusable catalyst for the synthesis of esters  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A chemist from RUDN University has developed a tin silicate catalyst for the production of esters—flavourings, plasticisers, and biofuel components. Unlike existing catalysts, the new material can be made active again and... more
Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilisation, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers at the... more
Turbine from the 3D printer  nanowerk · 7 hours
Engineers have developed a true-to-scale gas turbine that impressively demonstrates the current potentials and limitations of powder bed-based additive technologies. more
Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil's farming land  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A new study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by 5 million hectares by 2030. more
Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil's farming land  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030. more
New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
It's well known that the production of cement—the world's leading construction material—is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 8 percent of all such releases. If cement production were a country,... more
The Rare Molecule Weighing in on the Birth of Planets  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
Astronomers using one of the most advanced radio telescopes have discovered a rare molecule in the... more
Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth's surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those used in... more
To address hunger, many countries may have to increase carbon footprint  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food... more
To address hunger, many countries may have to increase carbon footprint  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food... more
New observations help explain the dimming of Tabby's Star  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The overall brightness of Tabby's Star has been gradually dimming for years. A new study suggests chunks of an exomoon's dusty outer layers of ice, gas and carbonaceous rock may... more
The stellar nurseries of distant galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Star clusters are formed by the condensation of molecular clouds, masses of cold, dense gas that are found in every galaxy. The physical properties of these clouds in our own galaxy and nearby galaxies have been... more
Gutsy effort to produce comprehensive study of intestinal gases  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Chemical engineers have traced the journey of gases through the gut while further developing a non-invasive, gas-capturing capsule. more
Lower carbon dioxide emissions on the horizon for cement  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. As a key component of concrete, cement—and more specifically its production process—is a significant contributor to climate change. Every... more
Five climate change science misconceptions debunked  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years... more
Image: North polar dunes on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
This captivating image was taken in the north polar region of Mars by the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter's CaSSIS camera. more
Defrosting dunes  ESA · 2 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Bursts of gas from defrosting ice create the dark patches in this martian dune field more
Why do I fart so much?  MNT · 4 days
Some farting is normal, but excessive gas can signal a food intolerance or digestive disorder. Dietary changes can help. Learn about causes and prevention here. more
Medical News Today: Why do I fart so much?  MNT · 4 days
Some farting is normal, but excessive gas can signal a food intolerance or digestive disorder. Dietary changes can help. Learn about causes and prevention here. more
Explosive Nitrogen Created Craters That Pock Titan  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The topography of Titan, the largest of moon of Saturn, seems serene in Cassini mission images, but lakes of liquid methane that... more
Feds finalize plan to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Trump administration announced Thursday its final plan to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, giving the petroleum industry... more
Inspired by natural signals in living cells, researchers design artificial gas detector  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A cube one-fortieth the size of a human red blood cell can glow when it detects flammable gas. The nanocube is part of a... more
The rare molecule weighing in on the birth of planets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Astronomers using one of the most advanced radio telescopes have discovered a rare molecule in the dust and gas disc around a young star -- and it may... more
Inspired by natural signals in living cells, researchers design artificial gas detector  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A cube one-40th the size of a human red blood cell can glow when it detects flammable gas. The nanocube, designed by chemists at... more
Method to customize microbes for better biofuel production  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes into a variety of microorganisms that previously would not accept foreign DNA, with the... more
'Demon oil' on the defensive over climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
At the dawn of an era scientists have dubbed the Anthropocene, driven by human impact on the planet, the energy industry's four-yearly gathering was forced onto the defensive on climate change. more
The rare molecule weighing in on the birth of planets  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astronomers using one of the most advanced radio telescopes have discovered a rare molecule in the dust and gas disc around a young star—and it may provide an... more
Hubble Snaps New Image of Saturn and Its Ring System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to take... more
Fossil fuel emissions impact Arctic snow chemistry, scientists find  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Perennial sea ice is rapidly melting in the Arctic, clearing the way for new shipping routes and fossil fuel extraction. This increased activity could have unexpected impacts on the natural... more
'Flying fish' robot can dive and fly (w/video)  nanowerk · 6 days
A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a propelling gas and launch itself from the water's surface. more
Black hole at the center of our galaxy appears to be getting hungrier  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The enormous black hole at the center of our galaxy is having an unusually large meal of interstellar gas and dust, and... more
'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water's surface. more
Titan’s Small Methane-Filled Lakes are Explosion Craters: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Small methane-filled lakes on the surface of Titan were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the hazy moon’s... more
Western Siberian rivers and lakes emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Warmer climate and thawing of permafrost increase greenhouse gas emissions from West Siberian rivers and lakes. This is shown by Svetlana Serikova in her dissertation, which... more
What happens underground influences global nutrient cycles  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Through the Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) program, two Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national user facilities—the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) and the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI)—have selected... more
Expert discusses proposed rollback of key climate change regulations  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Trump administration is planning to roll back several key climate-change regulations from previous administrations, including ones requiring reduced methane emissions, much stricter fuel efficiency/vehicle pollution standards, and energy-efficient light... more
Destination Mars  ESA · 7 days
Technology image of the week: Models of ESA’s current ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and forthcoming ExoMars Rover will be on show during our 6 October Open Day more
Promising mobile technologies find methane leaks quickly  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Finding natural gas leaks more quickly and at lower cost could reduce methane emissions. Ten promising technologies mounted on drones, trucks and airplanes were tested last year. The results are in. more
Promising mobile technologies find methane leaks quickly, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On trucks, drones and airplanes, 10 promising technologies for finding natural gas leaks swiftly and cheaply competed in the Mobile Monitoring Challenge, the first independent assessment of moving gas leak... more
Lakes on Saturn's moon Titan are explosion craters, new models suggest  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft may help explain why some methane-filled lakes on Saturn's moon Titan are surrounded by steep rims that reach hundreds of feet... more
Microorganisms reduce methane release from the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Next to CO2, methane is the greenhouse gas that contributes most to the man-made greenhouse effect. Of the methane sources caused by human activity, rice fields and cattle are among the most important. Furthermore,... more
Nitrogen explosions created craters on Saturn moon Titan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Lakes of liquid methane on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the moon's surface, according to new research. more
Urban growth, heat islands, humidity, climate change: Costs multiply in tropical cities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Some 60% of the planet's expected urban area by 2030 is yet to be built. This forecast highlights how rapidly the world's people are... more
How do you leave a warning that lasts as long as nuclear waste?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In January 1997, the crew of a fishing vessel in the Baltic Sea found something unusual in their nets: a greasy yellowish-brown... more
Molecular dynamics simulation sheds new light on methane hydrate formation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a paper published this week in PNAS, researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling... more
Astronomers investigate an unusual massive gas-rich galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Russian astronomers have observed UGC 1378—an unusual, massive gas-rich galaxy with extended gaseous and low-surface brightness stellar discs. Results of the new research, presented in a paper published August 29, provide more insights into... more
Plastics, fuels and chemical feedstocks from CO2? They're working on it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One way to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is now at its highest point in 800,000 years, would be to capture... more
New models suggest Titan lakes are explosion craters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using radar data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, recently published research presents a new scenario to explain why some methane-filled lakes on Saturn's moon Titan are surrounded by steep rims that reach hundreds... more
Warm on top, cold below: Unexpected greenhouse gas effect in lakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research team has examined how the ongoing climate warming affects the 'behavior' of lakes. The researchers found out why, in near-bottom waters, lakes may even... more
Warm on top, cold below: Uexpected greenhouse gas effect in lakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A research team led by the University of Basel and the Université de Montréal examined how the ongoing climate warming affects the "behavior" of lakes. The... more
Hubble Observes Isolated Dwarf Galaxy UGC 695  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of a galaxy called UGC 695. UGC 695 is an isolated, gas-rich... more
A deep UV trigger for ground-state ring-opening dynamics of 1,3-cyclohexadiene  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
We explore the photo-induced kinetics of 1,3-cyclohexadiene upon excitation at 200 nm to the 3p state by ultrafast time-resolved, gas-phase x-ray scattering using the Linac Coherent Light Source.... more
Big Oil investments bet on failure to meet climate goals: report  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Oil and gas projects approved by major fossil fuel companies over the last 20 months threaten both shareholder value and efforts to keep Earth from overheating,... more
Black hole movies coming soon, says leading astronomer  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
By the time an international group of scientists stunned the world with the first ever image of a black hole, they were already planning a sequel: a movie showing how massive clouds... more
Climate change, poverty and human rights: An emergency without precedent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricane Dorian has devastated communities in the Bahamas, putting the human dimensions of climate change at the forefront of the news as the world grapples with the ongoing... more
Plant research could benefit wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other applications. more
Plant research could benefit wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chinese and Rutgers scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other... more
Russia's Novatek announces launch of huge Arctic gas project  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Russia's Novatek on Thursday announced the launch of a major liquefied natural gas project in the Arctic with Chinese, French and Japanese partners. more
Methane-producing microorganism makes a meal of iron  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new understanding of how an important methane-producing microorganism creates methane and carbon dioxide could eventually allow researchers to manipulate how much of these important greenhouse gases escape into the atmosphere. A new study... more
Wet farts (watery flatulence): Causes and prevention  MNT · 2 weeks
Watery flatulence is when liquid passes out with gas when someone farts. We explore what causes wet farts, including digestive issues and food intolerances, plus we discuss how to prevent watery farts. more
Medical News Today: Wet farts (watery flatulence): Causes and prevention  MNT · 2 weeks
Watery flatulence is when liquid passes out with gas when someone farts. We explore what causes wet farts, including digestive issues and food intolerances, plus we discuss how... more
Methane-producing microorganism makes a meal of iron  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new understanding of how a microorganism produces methane and carbon dioxide could eventually allow researchers to manipulate how much of these important greenhouse gases escape into the atmosphere. more
Why methane emissions matter to climate change: 5 questions answered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The EPA on Aug. 29 unveiled a proposal to rescind regulations to limit methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Critics said the rollback will worsen climate... more
Researchers unearth cost-effective method for finding shale gas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new method for exploring natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, developed by Penn State researchers, shows potential high yield areas can be found more easily and with lower costs. more
How much carbon the land can stomach with more carbon dioxide in the air?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
About 600 petagrams, or 600 billion tons of carbon (the weight of about 100 billion really big elephants), was emitted... more
Reactor turns greenhouse gas into pure liquid fuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An electrocatalysis reactor built at Rice University recycles carbon dioxide to produce pure liquid fuel solutions using electricity. The scientists behind the invention hope it will become an efficient and profitable way... more
Reactor turns greenhouse gas into pure liquid fuel  nanowerk · 2 weeks
An electrocatalysis reactor recycles carbon dioxide to produce pure liquid fuel solutions using electricity. The scientists behind the invention hope it will become an efficient and profitable way to reuse the greenhouse... more
Extracting clean fuel from sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Securing enough energy to meet human needs is one of the greatest challenges society has ever faced. Previously reliable sources—oil, gas and coal—are degrading air quality, devastating land and ocean and altering the fragile balance of the global... more
Image: Night into day on Saturn's rings  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In this image by the international Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's shadow is captured creeping across the rings. The bottom half of the image shows the bright rings reflecting sunlight from their icy particles, whereas the... more
A new technique for making exciting metal oxide frameworks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Metal oxide frameworks, or MOFs, are solid materials which can behave like ultra-fine sponges. The cavities in the sponge are of nanosize—about the size of individual molecules. Being made up... more
US rolls back regulations on industrial methane leaks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The US Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday plans to roll back regulations that limit leaks of potent greenhouse gas methane from pipelines and wells, even as some industry players opposed the move. more
Researchers demonstrate first all-metamaterial optical gas sensor  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers developed the first fully-integrated, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensor enabled by specially engineered synthetic materials known as metamaterials. The sensor has no moving parts, requires little energy to operate and is among the... more
First all-metamaterial optical gas sensor  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed the first fully-integrated, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensor enabled by specially engineered synthetic materials known as metamaterials. The sensor has no moving parts, requires little energy to operate and is among the smallest NDIR sensors... more
EPA moves to revoke rules on oil industry methane leaks  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to lift Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities more
US calls for rescinding rules on oil industry methane leaks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal authority... more
US calls for rescinding rules on oil industry methane leaks  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to lift Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities more
Researchers demonstrate first all-metamaterial optical gas sensor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed the first fully-integrated, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensor enabled by specially engineered synthetic materials known as metamaterials. The sensor has no moving parts, requires little energy to operate and is among... more
Hot Jupiters Have Rocky Clouds on Their Nightsides  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The temperature on the nightsides of short-period gas giants (hot Jupiters) is surprisingly uniform, suggesting the dark sides of these... more
'A big deal': Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. more
Crowdsourced archaeology shows how humans have influenced Earth for thousands of years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Humans' ability to transform the natural environment is often considered a modern phenomenon, from increasing deforestation, soil erosion and greenhouse gas emissions. This year,... more
US proposing easing rules on climate-changing oil emissions  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to lift Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities more
EPA plans to abandon regulations on methane emissions, reports say  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Trump administration is expected to announce a proposal to ease methane emission regulations in the oil and gas sector on Thursday, according to reports by the Wall... more
Changes in ice volume control seabed methane emissions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ice sheet dynamics of the past likely caused fault movements in the Earth's crust, resulting in seabed methane release in ~1200 m water depth offshore Svalbard, an archipelago in the Norwegian Arctic. more
Advances in carbon nanotechnology first steps in dramatic climate change mitigation  nanowerk · 3 weeks
A new study provides a several hundred-fold advance in stopping the release of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. This ground-breaking advance utilizes CO2 in producing carbon... more
Dimeric structures of quinol-dependent nitric oxide reductases (qNORs) revealed by cryo-electron microscopy  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Quinol-dependent nitric oxide reductases (qNORs) are membrane-integrated, iron-containing enzymes of the denitrification pathway, which catalyze the reduction of nitric oxide (NO) to the major... more
Enhancing sustainability of fracking via innovations in wastewater management  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering are leading a major initiative to reduce the amount of water needed in the natural... more
Wind mystery inside gas giant Saturn begins to unravel  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study argues that Saturn's interior flows like honey due to its magnetic field, which may help solve the mystery of why the planet's powerful winds stop 8,500km inside... more
Researchers develop affordable, less intensive methane detection protocol  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new testing protocol that uses existing, affordable water chemistry tests can help scientists and regulators detect sites showing evidence of new methane gas leaks caused by oil and gas drilling, according... more
Affordable, less intensive methane detection protocol  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new testing protocol that uses existing, affordable water chemistry tests can help scientists and regulators detect sites showing evidence of new methane gas leaks caused by oil and gas drilling, according to researchers. more
What's the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Policies to encourage reductions in greenhouse gas emissions tend to stress the need to switch as many vehicles as possible to electric power. But a new study by MIT and... more
San Antonio researchers seek to prevent aerospace failures and oil spills disasters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In 2014, Kazakhstan's newest and largest oil field was slated to become a major contributor to the global supply. But within a month of... more
What?s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Study finds that in some locations, lightweight gas-powered cars could have a bigger emissions-reducing impact than electric ones. more
New rider data shows how public transit reduces greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Public transit has long been an answer for people looking to leave their car at home and reduce their air pollution emissions.... more
New rider data shows how public transit reduces greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers used tap-on tap-off rider data to quantify the emissions saved by buses and commuter rail lines, and also project how much... more
Speeding up hydrogen production by the magic topological surface states  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The hydrogen economy is considered to be one of the best options for providing renewable energy and, thereby, contributing to mitigating today's environmental challenges. The energy density of... more
Astronomers Detect Propadiene on Saturn’s Moon Titan  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) have spotted propadiene — a colorless, flammable gas, best known as a fuel for... more
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