Fossil Fuels
Astronomers Find Pristine Gas Cloud 12.3 Billion Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 8 hours
According to a Swinburne University of Technology-led study, the newly-discovered relic cloud of gas is unpolluted by stars... more
Astronomers Find Pristine Gas Cloud 12.3 Billlion Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 9 hours
According to a Swinburne University of Technology-led study, the newly-discovered relic cloud of gas is unpolluted by stars... more
Takeaway containers -- the environmental cost of packing our favorite fast-foods  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Scientists say more should be done to tackle the growing environmental impact of takeaway food containers. A new study estimates there are 2025 million takeaway containers... more
Fossil from the Big Bang discovered with W. M. Keck Observatory  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant universe by astronomers using the world's most powerful optical telescope,... more
The Saturn Nebula reveals its complexity  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A planetary nebula is the corpse that remains when a star dies. When planetary nebulae were observed for the first time with a telescope, they presented a roughly circular shape, resembling that of the gas giant... more
Rare relic is one of only three fossil clouds known in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant universe by astronomers using the world's... more
Changes in agriculture could cut sector non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50 percent  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The agricultural sector is the world's largest source of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, and research has found that... more
Do you know the carbon footprint of your food choices?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Consumers greatly underestimate the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with their food choices, but they'll favor items with a lower carbon footprint if they're given clear... more
Changes in agriculture could cut sector non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50 percent  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The agricultural sector is the world's largest source of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, and IIASA-led research... more
How to protect the Arctic as melting ice opens new shipping routes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Early this year, the Eduard Toll set a record: laden with liquefied natural gas, the tanker was the first commercial vessel to cross the... more
Secrets of Planet Birth Revealed in Amazing ALMA Radio Telescope Images  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Gas and dust disks around young stars reveal features that suggest planets are off to an early start. more
Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015... more
Nations at climate talks back universal emissions rules  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting the principles of the 2015... more
Prometheus: Testing of the Future LOx-Methane Engine Demonstrator Begins  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Exactly one year after the signing of the Prometheus demonstrator development contract between the European Space Agency (ESA)... more
A Young Star Caught Forming Like a Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Astronomers have captured one of the most detailed views of a young star taken to date, and revealed an unexpected... more
California mandates 100-percent zero-emission bus fleet  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
California moved Friday to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. more
Mention of 'fossil fuels' cut from videos at UN climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Videos produced by environmental groups to be shown to thousands of participants in a major UN climate summit were banned by organisers for mentioning fossil fuels,... more
Hubble Finds Fast-Evaporating Warm Neptune: GJ 3470b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Extrasolar ‘Neptunes’ are exoplanets with masses and radii similar to those of the ice giants in the Solar System. In 2015, astronomers... more
Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and... more
Smaller Member of Binary Protostar Caught Forming Like Planet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
While observing a massive protostar called G11.92-0.61 MM 1, a research team led by University of Leeds astronomers... more
Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. This is the conclusion of a study performed by... more
Direct electrolysis has mixed results for extracting fuel sources from microalgae  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers are investigating ways to improve biodiesel production by using electrical fields to break open microalgae cells with varied results, according to a new study in... more
A space playground for the fourth state of matter  ESA · 5 days
A recipe to understand atomic structures: Mix electrically-charged gas in a sealed container with particles so small they... more
United Airlines could power jets with biofuel made from trash  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new plant in Gary, Ind., plans to turn hundreds of thousands of tons of trash into fuel, some of which could end up powering United Airlines' planes. more
Taming Turbulence: Seeking to Make Complex Simulations a Breeze  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy... more
Good vibrations: Neutrons lend insight into acoustic fracking  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Hydraulic fracturing contributes significantly to US energy production. It works by tapping hard-to-reach pockets of oil and natural gas where more traditional drilling methods fall short. However, the process requires large amounts... more
Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. The reduction of pollutants from road traffic such as... more
No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the Democratic governor's administration proposing new regulations Thursday even as the... more
ALMA Captures Stunning Views of Protoplanetary Disks  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have conducted one of the deepest surveys ever of protoplanetary disks — quasi-steady circumstellar... more
Governments, researchers underestimate impact of inefficient land-use on climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate... more
EU court rejects 'excessively high' diesel emissions limits  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An EU court on Thursday rejected the "excessively high" diesel emissions limits Brussels set just after the scandal in which German carmaker Volkswagen cheated on emissions tests. more
Professor models system using baking soda filled capsules to capture CO2 emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Coal and natural gas represent the majority of the US energy supply. Even with pollution controls, burning these fossil fuels for energy releases a... more
The epoch of planet formation, times twenty  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of astronomers has conducted ALMA's first large-scale, high-resolution survey of protoplanetary disks, the belts of dust and gas around young stars. more
Multicomponent new particle formation from sulfuric acid, ammonia, and biogenic vapors  Science Magazine · 6 days
A major fraction of atmospheric aerosol particles, which affect both air quality and climate, form from gaseous precursors in the atmosphere. Highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs),... more
Governments, researchers underestimate impact of inefficient land-use on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate... more
Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per... more
Chemical engineers advance olefins production through computational modeling  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Olefins are simple compounds of hydrogen and carbon but represent the building blocks of chemistry, and are vital for the synthesis of materials from polymers and plastics to petrochemicals. However, olefin production... more
Researchers reverse engineer way pine trees produce green chemicals worth billions  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range of fossil-fuel based... more
Researchers reverse engineer way pine trees produce green chemicals worth billions  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Washington State University researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range... more
Astronomers confirm extended atmosphere on accretion disk of X-ray binary  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Astronomers use stellar eclipses to study the atmosphere of accretion disks around compact stars. SRON-researchers observed this method on a low-mass X-ray binary. They find a thicker atmosphere... more
Arctic permafrost might contain 'sleeping giant' of world's carbon emissions  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
As temperatures rise in the Arctic, permafrost, or frozen ground, is thawing. As it does, greenhouse gases trapped within it are being released into the atmosphere in the... more
Green production of chemicals for industry  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Industry consumes large quantities of crude oil to produce basic substances for drugs, cosmetics, plastics, or food. However, these processes consume a lot of energy and produce waste. Biological processes with enzymes are far more sustainable.... more
Eyes in the sky capture carbon, other climate culprits  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A growing fleet of satellites is monitoring man-made greenhouse gas emissions from space, spurred by the need to track down major sources of climate changing gases such as methane and... more
Study: People living near oil and gas wells show early signs of cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health have found a possible connection between the intensity of oil and gas... more
Possible connection between cardiovascular disease and living near oil and gas wells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have found a possible connection between the intensity of oil and gas exploration in an area and early indicators of cardiovascular disease among... more
Green production of chemicals for industry  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Industry consumes large quantities of crude oil to produce basic substances for drugs, cosmetics, plastics, or food. However, these processes consume a lot of energy and produce waste. Biological processes with enzymes are far more sustainable.... more
A glimpse into future oceans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Something peculiar is happening in the azure waters off the rocky cliffs of Ischia, Italy. There, streams of gas-filled volcanic bubbles rising up to the surface are radically changing life around them by making seawater acidic. Stanford researchers... more
Making it easier to capture carbon dioxide in the cement industry  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cement manufacture accounts for as much as seven percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. A new hybrid technology makes it easier and less expensive to capture... more
Cataclysmic variable ES Ceti has an accretion disk, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have conducted spectroscopic observations of the cataclysmic variable ES Ceti, which resulted in uncovering important insights about gas emission from this object. The new findings, presented in... more
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based... more
US, Saudi Arabia back-of-the-pack on curbing climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The United States and Saudi Arabia rank last when it comes to curbing climate change among the 56 nations accounting for 90 percent of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Monday. more
Brexit is leading to higher energy prices: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Consumers paid on average £75 more in the year after the EU referendum for gas and electricity, according to research by UCL. more
Australian researchers to study gas inhalational anaesthetic and likelihood of cancer return  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Melbourne are embarking upon a worldwide study to see if there is a risk of relapse of cancers among persons who have... more
Helium Exoplanet Inflated Like a Balloon, Research Shows  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An international team of researchers, including Jessica Spake and Dr David Sing from the University of Exeter, have detected the... more
In Mauritius, sugar cane means money, renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugar cane,... more
Brazil denies Total license to drill near Amazon mouth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river. more
Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A new study points to profitable opportunities for farmers and the... more
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive... more
Astronomers Think They've Figured Out the Raging Swirls of Gas Around Supermassive Black Holes  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Churning, hellish, hot-cold gas storms swirl around our universe's supermassive black holes. But the scientists involved in discovering them would... more
Astronomers Spot Helium Cloud around Exo-Neptune HAT-P-11b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of astronomers has detected helium escaping from the upper atmosphere of HAT-P-11b, a Neptune-mass exoplanet located in the constellation... more
How Brexit could benefit the UK's climate change policies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With the UK leaving the European Union and eyeing new trade opportunities beyond the EU, it should also be looking for ways to take forward its policies for reducing greenhouse... more
Mantle Neon Illuminates Earth’s Formation  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research... more
Fish at home on subsea oil and gas pipelines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A research project carried out by The University of Western Australia on a BHP subsea oil and gas pipeline off the north-west coast of Australia has found the pipeline has... more
One dead, three severely injured after explosion at Indian shock wave lab  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Investigation underway after a gas cylinder blew up at a startup at the Indian Institute of Science more
Largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
USGS announces an assessment of continuous oil and gas in Texas and New Mexico's Delaware Basin, the largest USGS has ever conducted, with an estimate of 46.3 billion barrels of oil and... more
An exoplanet inflated like a balloon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Although helium is a rare element on Earth, it is ubiquitous in the universe. It is, after hydrogen, the main component of stars and gaseous giant planets. Despite its abundance, helium was only detected recently in... more
Ground-based detection of an extended helium atmosphere in the Saturn-mass exoplanet WASP-69b  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Hot gas giant exoplanets can lose part of their atmosphere due to strong stellar irradiation, affecting their physical and chemical evolution. Studies of atmospheric... more
USGS identifies largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in the Delaware Basin portion of Texas and New Mexico's Permian Basin... more
US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were... more
Capturing spray from flash-boiling liquid jets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ultrafast video capture of droplet cloud formation should help minimize the risk of gas-leak explosions. more
Carbon emissions will reach 37 billion tonnes in 2018, a record high  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from fossil fuels and industry are projected to rise more than 2% (range 1.8% to 3.7%) in 2018, taking global... more
Widespread decrease in wind energy resources found over the Northern Hemisphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As climate change is becoming a greater matter of concern, efforts on mitigation are being undertaken by the world community. Developing clean and renewable energy is... more
Astronomers Think They've Figured Out the Raging Swirls of Gas Around Supermassive Black Holes  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Churning, hellish, hot-cold gas storms swirl around our universe's supermassive black holes. But the scientists involved in discovering them would... more
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?  NPR · 2 weeks
The fortuitous dip in emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, during the past three years is over, as economies turn up. The trend in the near future looks... more
Global carbon dioxide emissions rise even as coal wanes and renewables boom  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Renewable energy capacity has hit record levels and global coal use may have already peaked. But the world's carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels... more
CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world 'off course' to curb warming: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Global emissions of carbon dioxide mainly from fossil fuel burning will rise 2.7 percent in 2018, scientists said Wednesday, signalling a world "completely off course" in... more
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, based on neon isotopes from the depths of the Earth and deep space. Apart from... more
Paving the way for more efficient hydrogen cars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit only water vapor from their tailpipes, offering a cleaner alternative to fossil-fuel-based transportation. But for hydrogen cars to become mainstream, scientists need to develop more efficient hydrogen-storage systems. Now,... more
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research published Dec. 5 in the journal Nature. Apart from settling Earth's origins,... more
Global carbon dioxide emissions rise even as coal wanes and renewables boom  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Global fossil fuel emissions are on track to rise for a second year in a row, primarily due to growing energy use, according to... more
Team converts wet biological waste to diesel-compatible fuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a step toward producing renewable engine fuels that are compatible with existing diesel fuel infrastructure, researchers report they can convert wet biowaste, such as swine manure and food scraps, into a... more
Sustainable palm oil doesn't make the grade  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From food and biofuels to cosmetics and detergents, palm oil is found in countless products these days. Demand for the oil has surged in the last decade—global usage went from 37 million metric tons... more
Debunking the 'population bomb'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The dire warnings are everywhere these days about catastrophic climate change, particularly the perils of overpopulation and the burning of fossil fuels. more
Development threatens tropical forests, researchers say  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical forests in the Amazon, Indonesia, and Mesoamerica face multiple threats from mining, oil, and gas extraction and massive infrastructure projects over the next two decades, according to a study by Clark University researchers and their... more
How do stellar binaries form?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Most stars with the mass of the sun or larger have one or more companion stars, but when and how these multiple stars form is one of the controversial central problems of astronomy. Gravity contracts the natal gas... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists studying gribble -- a curious wood-eating crustacean -- have discovered how they are able to digest wood despite being the only... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into... more
How Butt Gas, Drugs and Amazing Memories Led to This Weird Turtle Photo  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The ancient cosmologers were right and Galileo was wrong: This turtle's got the whole freaking world on its back. more
Black Hole 'Donuts' are Actually 'Fountains'  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active... more
US approves seismic tests despite dolphin, whale concerns  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The US government Friday took a big step toward opening oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic ocean by approving seismic airgun tests that experts warn are harmful to dolphins and whales. more
Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a 'detergent' to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of... more
The physics of extracting gas from shale formations  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have distilled the current state of knowledge regarding the multi-scale flow processes occurring during shale gas extraction. This know-how is deemed essential for improving gas recovery and lowering production costs. more
Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a "detergent" to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of... more
The physics of extracting gas from shale formations  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Extracting gas from new sources is vital in order to supplement dwindling conventional supplies. Shale reservoirs host gas trapped in the pores of mudstone, which consists of a mixture of silt mineral... more
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