Fossil Fuels
Canada energy regulator gives nod to Pacific pipeline  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Canada's energy regulator renewed its support on Friday for a controversial oil pipeline to the Pacific, saying the risks to endangered whales from increased tanker traffic were "justified." more
Finding keyholes in metals 3D printing  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
New research has identified how and when gas pockets form, as well as a methodology to predict their formation -- a pivotal discovery that could dramatically improve the 3D printing process. more
Finding keyholes in metals 3D printing  nanowerk · 17 hours
New research has identified how and when these gas pockets form, as well as a methodology to predict their formation -- a pivotal discovery that could dramatically improve the 3D printing process. more
Why the carbon tax will cost some Maritimes families more than others  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
This year, Canadian households will be paying for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. How much each household pays will depend not only on the... more
Quantum Mechanics: Coldest quantum gas of molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Researchers have made a long-lived, record-cold gas of molecules that follow the wave patterns of quantum mechanics instead of the strictly particle nature of ordinary classical physics. The creation of this gas boosts the... more
We can pay for pollution now or later—and the price is lower now  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Every time we fill our gas tank, fire up the furnace, ride in an airplane, or use electricity generated by oil, coal,... more
Going greener: Finland's new gas-fuelled icebreaker  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The steel behemoth pushes ahead, crunching the ice as it navigates the northernmost tip of the Baltic, considered one of the most polluted seas in the world. But unlike other icebreakers spewing diesel, this state-of-the-art ship... more
Researchers explore an often ignored source of greenhouse gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide emissions -- bicarbonates hidden in the lake water used to irrigate local orchards. more
GI neuroimmune disruption contributes to Gulf War Illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Many Persian Gulf War veterans experience Gulf War Illness (GWI), a chronic condition with symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal to neurological. While exposure to the anti-nerve gas pyridostigmine bromide (PB) is linked to... more
Researchers make coldest quantum gas of molecules  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
JILA researchers have made a long-lived, record-cold gas of molecules that follow the wave patterns of quantum mechanics instead of the strictly particle nature of ordinary classical physics. The creation of this gas boosts... more
Using E. coli to create bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mechanical engineers are working on genetically engineering and optimizing E. coli bacteria to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner. more
Researchers explore an often ignored source of greenhouse gas  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a new study from UBC's Okanagan campus, researchers have discovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions—bicarbonates hidden in the lake water used to irrigate local orchards. more
Researchers discover a flipping crab feeding on methane seeps  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia -- one of the first times a commercially harvested species... more
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon around Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according... more
Researchers discover a flipping crab feeding on methane seeps  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia—one of the first times a commercially harvested species has been... more
Daimler faces mega fine in diesel probe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler could be set for a massive fine in Germany over diesel trickery, as prosecutors confirmed Wednesday they had opened a probe similar to one that cost Volkswagen one billion euros... more
Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that... more
Carbon taxes could create new winners and losers among countries  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Although conventional wisdom suggests that poor countries are more likely to bear a disproportionate burden of a worldwide carbon tax on fossil fuels used for electricity and transportation,... more
Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations... more
'Phantom' volcanoes discovery signals new hope for North Sea oil and gas exploration  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Geologists at the University of Aberdeen have discovered a huge swathe of the North Sea left unexplored for oil and gas because... more
The death penalty, an American tradition on the decline  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Capital punishment has been practiced on American soil for more than 400 years. Historians have documented nearly 16,000 executions, accomplished by burning, hanging, firing squad, electrocution, lethal gas and lethal... more
Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In a first-of-its-kind study, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing greenhouse gases produced. The new projections reveal that over the long term,... more
Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. A new animal study reports how cells that... more
Fetal signaling pathways may offer future opportunities to treat lung damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. A new animal study published this week in the Proceedings of the... more
How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Agriculture has become a carbon-intensive endeavour. Crop, livestock and fossil fuel use in agriculture account for about 25 per cent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. more
How income and attitudes affect greenhouse gas emissions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The higher the income of individuals living in Switzerland, the higher their greenhouse gas emissions. But to what extent do differences in income actually have an effect on emissions, and to what... more
New molecular blueprint advances our understanding of photosynthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have used one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to reveal the structure of a large protein complex crucial to photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight into... more
Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a finding that has implications for how scientists calculate natural greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and... more
Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using an army of small satellites, researchers have shown that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska are far more variable during the summer than... more
Study uses satellite data to pinpoint widespread oil industry 'flaring'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study by San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing and colleagues at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine shows... more
North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources—tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels—that could greatly improve living standards and reduce its reliance on oil imports and vulnerability to sanctions. more
Source apportionment of circum-Arctic atmospheric black carbon from isotopes and modeling  Science Magazine · 1 week
Black carbon (BC) contributes to Arctic climate warming, yet source attributions are inaccurate due to lacking observational constraints and uncertainties in emission inventories. Year-round, isotope-constrained observations... more
Scientists developed a method that allows removal of antibiotic residue from waste water  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new article is focused in particular on organic aerogels produced from phenolic compounds obtained upon processing Estonian oil shale, i.e. from... more
What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been... more
Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have proposed a design solution that could bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into the environment. Their improved leaf, which would use carbon... more
Scientists develop tungsten-based hydrogen detectors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University together with their colleagues from National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (NRNU MEPhI) has developed a tungsten oxide-based detector of hydrogen in gas mixes. They manufactured thin tungsten oxide... more
Building a better fuel cell begins with surface chemistry  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fuel cells powered by electrocatalytic reactions have the potential to eliminate pollution caused by burning fossil fuels, if they could be made more efficient. Key to higher efficiency are the... more
Making green cars greener with battery recycling  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The widespread implementation of electric vehicles will go a long way toward eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions of the transportation sector. But these GHGs don't just come from the tailpipe. There's another major culprit... more
New deep sea animal discoveries warrant expanded protections in Costa Rican waters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A three week expedition off the coast of Costa Rica has just expanded our knowledge of deep sea ecosystems in the region. Led by... more
New model predicts how ground shipping will affect future human health, environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A new... more
New model predicts how ground shipping will affect future human health, environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A University... more
Researchers use X-rays to understand the flaws of battery fast charging  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While gas tanks can be filled in a matter of minutes, charging the battery of an electric car takes much longer. To level the playing field... more
Scientists marry gas-trapping framework to light-powered nanocatalysts  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers describe how pseudomorphic replacement, the same chemical process that turns a tree to stone, aided their synthesis of the first metal-organic framework (MOF) around light-powered aluminum nanocatalysts. more
Turning a porous material's color on and off with acid  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Stable, color-changing compound shows potential for electronics, sensors and gas storage. more
Economics professor discovers concerning effects for oil and gas boomtowns  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Oil and gas "boomtowns," such as Ohio's Belmont County, may be bearing the costs of drilling without reaping all of its benefits, according to a newly published paper... more
Turning a porous material's color on and off with acid  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Stable, color-changing compound shows potential for electronics, sensors and gas storage. more
Researchers obtain an important chemical compound  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since the discovery of the first homoleptic metal carbonyl complex Ni(CO)4 more than 130 years ago, scientists try to obtain further such compounds formed from a carbon monoxide molecule and a metal that are important for... more
Diffusing the methane bomb—we can still make a difference  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon-containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands of years to... more
Total makes 'significant' offshore S.Africa gas find  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
French energy giant Total announced Thursday it had found "significant" gas off the southern coast of South Africa, a discovery expected to boost the nation's struggling economy. more
Diffusing the methane bomb: We can still make a difference  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands... more
Climate change in the balance  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The United States and China together account for nearly 45 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, so their decisions have a major impact on the pace and magnitude of climate change. more
Video: Jupiter odyssey  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice, is set to embark on a seven-year cruise to Jupiter starting May 2022. The mission will investigate the emergence of habitable worlds around gas giants and the Jupiter system as an archetype for the... more
Diesel fallout and trade headwinds sap Daimler in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
German car giant and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler reported Wednesday that costly investments, fallout from the industry's diesel scandal and trade headwinds compressed its bottom line in 2018. more
Qatar, Exxon Mobil to build $10 bn LNG plant in Texas  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil announced Tuesday a final decision to build a natural gas export facility in Texas, giving the official green light to a... more
Novel experiment validates widely speculated mechanism behind the formation of stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
How have stars and planets developed from the clouds of dust and gas that once filled the cosmos? A novel experiment at the U.S. Department of... more
UK car sales hit skids again: data  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
British new car sales slid in January from a year earlier, as weak demand for high-polluting diesel overshadowed a surge for electric-powered vehicles, industry data showed Tuesday. more
Lava, gas flowing out Indonesia volcano sends people fleeing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An eruption of one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes sent lava and searing gas clouds out the crater and made villagers leave the slopes, a volcanology official said Tuesday. more
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Arctic permafrost is thawing as the Earth warms due to climate change. In some cases, scientists predict that this thawing soil will release increasing amounts of... more
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team has found that early spring rainfall warms up a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing microbes. more
Environmental regulations may have unintended consequences in energy production  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Many countries have passed environmental laws to preserve natural ecosystems. Although the regulations seem to have improved preservation efforts, they may have had unintended consequences in energy production, leading to... more
Environmental regulations may have unintended consequences in energy production  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many countries have passed environmental laws to preserve natural ecosystems. Although the regulations seem to have improved preservation efforts, they may have had unintended consequences in energy production, leading to... more
Astronomers study star formation and gas flows in the galaxy NGC 1365  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have investigated the galaxy NGC 1365. The study, presented in a paper published January 18... more
Radio frequency energy heats up interest in low-temperature nanocatalysts  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Worldwide, the chemical industry uses catalysts—substances that facilitate chemical reactions—in about 90% of all chemical manufacturing processes as a means of optimizing energy use and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The... more
Strategies for growing biomass for fuel can have economic, ecological and environmental benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In efforts to curb our use of greenhouse gas-generating fossil fuels, plant-based biofuels are among the top contenders as alternative liquid energy... more
NICER Observes ‘X-Ray Echoes’ of Nearby Stellar-Mass Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists using NASA’s Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) have detected X-rays from a stellar-mass black hole called... more
Major DR Congo oil deal could be 'void': Watchdog  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A major deal allowing a company to drill for crude reserves in areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo bordering Africa's largest protected rainforest may contravene the country's own oil... more
US Midwest gripped by bitter cold but relief ahead  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Brutally cold temperatures gripped the US Midwest on Thursday, freezing water mains, causing power outages, canceling flights and straining natural gas supplies. more
US Midwest gripped by bitterly cold temperatures but relief ahead  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Brutally cold temperatures gripped the US Midwest on Thursday, freezing water mains, causing power outages, canceling flights and straining natural gas supplies. more
Transitioning old oil rigs into permanent reefs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Offshore oil platforms have an immense presence, physically, financially and environmentally. Some 6,000 rigs pump petroleum and natural gas worldwide. But as they extract hydrocarbons from deep beneath the sea, these structures undergo a... more
Deadly Arctic cold strains resources in US Midwest  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Frozen water mains and strained natural gas supplies left the US Midwest struggling Thursday as a deadly Arctic air mass had tens of millions of Americans shivering for a second day. more
Researchers lay out the science and history behind transitioning old oil rigs into permanent reefs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Offshore oil platforms have an immense presence, physically, financially and environmentally. Some 6,000 rigs pump petroleum and natural... more
Medical News Today: What causes gas pain during pregnancy?  MNT · 3 weeks
Gas pain is common during the early and late stages of pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the causes of gas pain, how to relieve symptoms and other conditions that... more
What causes gas pain during pregnancy?  MNT · 3 weeks
Gas pain is common during the early and late stages of pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the causes of gas pain, how to relieve symptoms and other conditions that cause similar symptoms. more
Transcriptional regulation of microalgae for concurrent lipid overproduction and secretion  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Commercialization of algal lipids and biofuels is still impractical owing to the unavailability of lipogenic strains and lack of economically viable oil extraction strategies. Because lipogenesis is governed... more
Bluefield adds customers for methane detection  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Bluefield Technologies is signing up additional customers in the wake of a recent aerial demonstration of its optical sensors to detect methane leaks. SpaceNews.com more
More extreme and more frequent: Drought and aridity in the 21st century  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The field of climate science seems to contain many examples of alarming runaway feedback loops, vicious cycles, and previously unimagined detrimental synergistic effects arising... more
Scientists use microorganism to fabricate functional bacterial cellulose in situ  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a cellulose material produced by microbial fermentation with a unique porous network structure. Functionalized BC has application prospects in many fields, such as chemical... more
China not 'walking the walk' on methane emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In China, regulations to reduce methane emissions from coal mining took full effect in 2010 and required methane to be captured or to be converted into carbon dioxide. A team of researchers... more
China's regulations unsuccessful in curbing methane emissions: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
China, already the world's leading emitter of human-caused greenhouse gases, continues to pump increasing amounts of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere despite tough new regulations on gas releases from its coal mines,... more
Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. Cattle urine is a lesser-known climate... more
Ultra-luminous infrared galaxy with strong ionized-gas outflow discovered  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Japanese astronomers report the identification of a new ultra-luminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG) as part of the search for far-infrared-bright but optically faint objects. The newly detected ULIRG, designated AKARI-FIS-V2 J0916248+073034, exhibits a... more
Sustainable bioenergy from native prairies on abandoned agricultural lands  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In an ongoing effort to discover the ideal conditions to grow alternative biofuels that offer more environmental benefits, University of Minnesota scientists applied their research on native prairies in the... more
Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. Cattle urine is a lesser-known climate... more
Turning natural gas into carbon nanotubes cuts energy use, carbon dioxide emissions  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers have won a federal grant to develop a method to convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes for materials that can replace metals. more
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