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Major U.S. cities are leaking methane at twice the rate previously believed  Science Magazine · 16 hours
New York City, Boston, other East Coast cities annually emit 890,000 tons of the greenhouse gas more
South Africa's carbon tax matters for the economy and tackling climate change  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Carbon tax is likely to be an effective way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change and have negative consequences for... more
Study unveils a new supersolid phase in dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Generally, matter exists in three distinct forms: as a solid, a liquid or a gas. Past physics research, however, has unveiled other curious states of matter, one of... more
'Diamonds from the sky' chemistry converts greenhouse gas into valuable nanocarbon materials  nanowerk · 23 hours
Carbon nano-onions (CNOs), a less studied morphology of carbon nanomaterials, are exotic structures with extraordinary properties and numerous applications. These applications have been largely... more
Greater prevalence of congenital heart defects in high intensity oil and gas areas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects... more
Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital... more
Reconfigurable ferromagnetic liquid droplets  Science Magazine · 2 days
Solid ferromagnetic materials are rigid in shape and cannot be reconfigured. Ferrofluids, although reconfigurable, are paramagnetic at room temperature and lose their magnetization when the applied magnetic field is removed. Here, we show a reversible paramagnetic-to-ferromagnetic transformation of ferrofluid droplets... more
Large Moons around Extrasolar Gas Giants Could Become ‘Ploonets’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Ploonets — large regular moons ejected from orbits around close-in gas giant exoplanets — could explain many baffling... more
A new material for the battery of the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent; production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from... more
West Antarctic ice collapse may be prevented by snowing ocean water onto it  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The ice sheet covering West Antarctica is at risk of sliding off into the ocean. While further ice-sheet destabilisation in other parts... more
What counts for our climate: Carbon budgets untangled  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The more CO2 we emit from burning coal and oil and gas, the more we heat our climate -- this sounds simple, and it is. Different analyzes have come up with different... more
Australia must commit to net-zero emissions says climate scientist  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Murdoch University climate scientist Dr. Jatin Kala says coal needs to stay in the ground and fossil fuel emissions phased to net-zero starting now in order to limit global warming... more
Decarbonizing travel in cities with electrified autonomous taxis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Deploying a fleet of electric autonomous taxis in a city could result in an 87 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional vehicular travel, according to a new University of... more
Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for 'decades'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Wastewater from oil and gas production injected deep into wells could cause earthquakes strong enough to be felt on the surface for years to come, according to new research published Tuesday. more
ALMA Spots Moon-Forming Disk around Young Gas Giant PDS 70c  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted a circumplanetary disk around a still-forming... more
Malaysia to challenge EU palm oil curbs at WTO  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Malaysia will lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the European Union's plan to phase out the use of palm oil in biofuels, a minister said Tuesday. more
Gaps in gas disks around stars may not always mark newborn planets  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
New research has prompted a rethink of the theory that gaps in planet-forming disks around young stars mark spaces where planets are being created. more
Moon-forming Disk Discovered Around Distant Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the... more
Image: Hubble peers at galactic cherry blossoms  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The galaxy NGC 1156 resembles a delicate cherry blossom tree flowering in springtime in this Hubble image. The many bright "blooms" within the galaxy are in fact stellar nurseries—regions where new stars are springing to... more
Cancer tissue-freezing approach may help more breast cancer patients in lower income countries  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new reusable device can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and... more
Tumor tissue-freezing method may help more women with breast cancer in lower income countries  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries... more
Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the... more
Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the... more
'Moon-forming' circumplanetary disk discovered in distant star system  nanowerk · 1 week
Astronomers have made the first-ever observations of a circumplanetary disk, the planet-girding belt of dust and gas that astronomers strongly theorize controls the formation of planets and gives rise to an entire... more
Tomocube HT microscope enables label-free quantification of cellular lipid content  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a breakthrough for research fields as diverse as diabetes, atherosclerosis and biofuels, the mass, concentration, volume, and surface area of individual lipid droplets have been measured in... more
Ploonets: Exiled moons may explain astronomical mysteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Moons ejected from orbits around gas giant exoplanets could explain several astronomical mysteries, an international team of astronomers suggests. more
Moon-forming disk discovered around distant planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is believed to have birthed the moons of Jupiter. more
Moon-forming disk discovered around distant planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is believed to have birthed the moons of Jupiter. more
Fossil fuels increasingly offer a poor return on energy investment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have calculated the EROI for fossil fuels over a 16 year period and found that at the finished fuel stage, the ratios are much closer to those... more
Alternating currents cause Jupiter's aurora  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An international research team has measured the system of currents that generates Jupiter's aurora. The scientists found out that sulphur dioxide gas from the gas giant's Moon Io is the cause of the system of currents. more
The discovery of a more effective method to estimate polluting emissions from nitrogen fertilizers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Agriculture contributes to 70% of total emissions by humans of nitrous oxide (N2O), a potent polluting gas and the one... more
Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An innovative thermal battery being developed by Curtin University researchers will be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight, rivaling fossil fuels... more
Thicker pavement is more cost effective down the road  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Pavements, which are vulnerable to increased temperatures and excessive flooding due to sea level rise, can crack and crumble. Climate change can be a major contributor and as greenhouse gas... more
Research finds thicker pavement is more cost effective down the road  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As the summer months heat up, so will the asphalt and other materials used to make roads. Pavements, which are vulnerable to increased temperatures and excessive... more
Editorial: Diesel trucks are among California's biggest polluters—smog-check them  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The routine smog check is one of the basic requirements of owning a car in California. Older cars have to be taken to the shop every other year to ensure... more
Fossil fuel mapping database results released  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new online mapping tool highlighting the 50 most influential fossil fuel industry players in Western Canada was launched today to help shed light on who's who in the oil resource sector. more
Left out to dry: A more efficient way to harvest algae biomass  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new system for evaporating the water from algae biomass with reusable nanoporous graphene, which can lead to cheaper, more environmentally... more
Massive Stars Grow Same Way as Light Stars, Just Bigger  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers obtained the first detailed face-on view of a gaseous disk feeding the growth of a... more
Rising tundra temperatures create worrying changes in microbial communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Rising temperatures in the tundra of the Earth's northern latitudes could affect microbial communities in ways likely to increase their production of greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide, a new... more
China wrestles with insecure gas supplies but stays strong on longer-term plan for renewables  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the world's largest CO2 emitter and second largest economy, China's climate policy has faced intense scrutiny over the past... more
Just the tonic! How an afternoon tipple made from peas could help save the rainforest  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using peas instead of wheat to produce gin significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with the process. This... more
Rising tundra temperatures create worrying changes in microbial communities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rising temperatures in the tundra of the Earth's northern latitudes could affect microbial communities in ways likely to increase their production of greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide, a new... more
Thought experiment: Switzerland without fossil fuels. Can that succeed?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large... more
Producing graphene from carbon dioxide  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The general public knows the chemical compound of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and because of its global-warming effect. However, carbon dioxide can also be a useful raw material for chemical reactions. A working... more
Potential for reduced methane from cows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions. The researchers showed that the genetics of an individual cow strongly influenced the make-up of the microorganisms in its rumen (the first... more
Regulation and reality in reducing global warming  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While Donald Trump's functionaries continue to deny the science of climate change, American states are setting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets and nations all over the world are struggling to deal with the difficulty... more
Left out to dry: A more efficient way to harvest algae biomass  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team at the University of Tsukuba introduced a new procedure of harvesting energy and organic molecules from algae using nanoporous graphene and porous... more
Water-sharing experiment suggests people put their own survival first  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There's been talk lately about empathy, its components and its general decline. A decline in empathy concerns me as an assistant professor in the University of Saskatchewan's School of Environment... more
Can Switzerland succeed without fossil fuels?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If we want to get rid of fossil fuels nationwide, there is a lot to do. It will be a generation project, that much is clear. Empa researchers Martin Rüdisüli, Sinan Teske and Urs Elber have... more
Producing graphene from carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The general public knows the chemical compound of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and because of its global-warming effect. However, carbon dioxide can also be a useful raw material for chemical reactions. A working... more
Producing graphene from carbon dioxide  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Direct conversion of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to multi-layer graphene using copper-palladium alloys. more
Oil giant Total's chief announces new unit to invest in forests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The head of French energy giant Total announced Saturday that the company would invest a hundred million dollars annually on a new forest preservation and reforestation... more
Methane Vanishing on Mars: Aarhus Researchers Propose New Mechanism as an Explanation  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The processes behind the release and consumption of methane on Mars have been discussed since methane was measured for the first time for approx.... more
New approach to energy strategy accounts for uncertainty  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many countries—including Switzerland—are developing an energy strategy to meet various objectives such as reducing reliance on fossil fuels, cutting CO2 emissions and promoting the energy transition. That means governments have to make... more
Researchers find a core cow microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers has found that a core cow microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and methane emissions. In their paper published in... more
Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions. more
New technologies are gearing up to find fugitive methane leaks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A suite of new technologies may soon be patrolling for fugitive —invisible but harmful —natural gas leaks from the oil and gas sector. Our recent study suggests that... more
X-rays spot spinning black holes across cosmic sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Like whirlpools in the ocean, spinning black holes in space create a swirling torrent around them. However, black holes do not create eddies of wind or water. Rather, they generate disks of... more
A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A 1000-cow study across four European countries was undertaken to understand to what extent ruminant microbiomes can be controlled by... more
Black (nano)gold to combat climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Global warming is a serious threat to the planet and living beings. One of the main causes of global warming is the increase in the atmospheric CO2 level. The main source of this CO2 is from... more
Total starts production at French biofuel refinery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Total on Wednesday said it had begun producing biofuel at a refinery in southern France, a project that has sparked an outcry from environmentalists and farmers over its plans to import palm oil. more
Tiny supersonic jet injector accelerates nanoscale additive manufacturing  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By energizing precursor molecules using a tiny, high-energy supersonic jet of inert gas, researchers have dramatically accelerated the fabrication of nanometer scale structures. The rapid additive manufacturing technique also allows them to... more
Black hole brings down curtain on jellyfish galaxy's star turn  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The role of an excited black hole in the death of an exotic 'jellyfish' galaxy will be presented today (3 July) by Callum Bellhouse of the University of... more
Scientists weigh the balance of matter in galaxy clusters  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A method of weighing the quantities of matter in galaxy clusters - the largest objects in our universe - has shown a balance between the amounts of hot gas, stars... more
Tiny supersonic jet injector accelerates nanoscale additive manufacturing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
By energizing precursor molecules using a tiny, high-energy supersonic jet of inert gas, researchers have dramatically accelerated the fabrication of nanometer scale structures. The rapid additive manufacturing technique also allows them to... more
Scientists discover processes to lower methane emissions from animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists are part of an international research collaboration which has made an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions. more
Methane vanishing on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Wind-driven erosion of minerals on Mars may be the reason why methane disappears so rapidly on the red planet. Saltation causes electrical charges, that can oxidize minerals and ionize gases like methane, making the ionized methane bond to the minerals.... more
Tiny supersonic jet injector accelerates nanoscale additive manufacturing  nanowerk · 3 weeks
By energizing precursor molecules using a tiny, high-energy supersonic jet of inert gas, researchers have dramatically accelerated the fabrication of nanometer scale structures. more
Methane vanishing on Mars: Researchers propose new mechanism as an explanation  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Scientists have proposed a previously overlooked physical-chemical process that can explain the rapid disappearance of methane from Mars' atmosphere. more
Methane vanishing on Mars: Researchers propose new mechanism as an explanation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The processes behind the release and consumption of methane on Mars have been discussed since methane was measured for the first time for approximately 15 years... more
Natural gas boom on 'collison course' with climate goals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A global boom in natural gas pipelines and terminals is putting the energy industry on a "collision course" with the Paris climate goals, according to a new analysis of investment... more
Scientists discover processes to lower methane emissions from animals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
University of Otago scientists are part of an international research collaboration which has made an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions. more
Scientists weigh the balance of matter in galaxy clusters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A method of weighing the quantities of matter in galaxy clusters—the largest objects in our universe—has shown a balance between the amounts of hot gas, stars and other materials. more
A cold-tolerant electrolyte for lithium-metal batteries emerges  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017 -- liquefied gas electrolytes - could pave the way to a high-impact and long-sought advance for rechargeable batteries: replacing the graphite anode with... more
Spiraling filaments feed young galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Galaxies grow by accumulating gas from their surroundings and converting it to stars, but the details of this process have remained murky. New observations, made using the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI) at the W. M. Keck Observatory... more
Well-meaning climate measures can make matters worse  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Lifestyle changes can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help protect nature. While some actions offer great potential, some aren't as effective as we think and may even require more land and water, such... more
Insects inspire greener, cheaper membranes for desalination  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new membrane made from water-wet materials has specially designed gas-entrapping pores that allow it to simultaneously separate hot, salty from cool, pure water while facilitating the transfer of pure vapor from one side... more
'Committed' CO2 emissions jeopardize international climate goals, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The nations that have signed agreements to stabilize the global mean temperature by 2050 will fail to meet their goals unless existing fossil fuel-burning infrastructure around the world is retired... more
New twist in the race to replace the graphite anode for better rechargeable batteries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017—liquefied gas electrolytes—could pave the way to a high-impact and... more
Video game designer establishes lab for renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur has established a laboratory on the Big Island that is focused on developing alternatives to fossil fuels for energy, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. more
Paris bans old diesels to tackle pollution  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Paris on Monday banned all diesel vehicles aged 13 years or over from the city centre, the latest move in a campaign to tackle pollution on the city's streets. more
Paris clamps down on older diesel cars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The record-breaking temperatures recorded in France last week may have fizzled but the cars that were banned from Paris during the heatwave will remain off the road under new measures to banish smog. more
French scientists claim to have created metallic hydrogen  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have long speculated that at the heart of a gas giant, the laws of material physics exhibit remarkable characteristics. In these kinds of extreme pressure environments, hydrogen gas is compressed to... more
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