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Major deep carbon sink linked to microbes found near volcano chains  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Up to about 19% more carbon dioxide than previously believed is removed naturally and stored underground between coastal trenches and inland chains of volcanoes, keeping the... more
Cleaner, cheaper ammonia: Cheaper fertilizer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Ammonia -- a colorless gas essential for things like fertilizer -- can be made by a new process which is far cleaner, easier and cheaper than the current leading method. Researchers use readily available lab equipment, recyclable chemicals... more
Researchers dramatically clean up ammonia production and cut costs  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Ammonia—a colorless gas essential for things like fertilizer—can be made by a new process which is far cleaner, easier and cheaper than the current leading method. UTokyo researchers use readily... more
Physicists Turn Quantum Gas into Supersolid  SCI-NEWS.COM · 12 hours
Predicted five decades ago, supersolidity is an exotic phase of matter where superfluidity and crystalline order coexist. By combining theory and experiments, a team... more
Quantum gas turns supersolid  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Researchers led by Francesca Ferlaino from the University of Innsbruck and the Austrian Academy of Sciences report in Physical Review X on the observation of supersolid behavior in dipolar quantum gases of erbium and dysprosium. In the dysprosium gas these... more
Water Innovation Prize goes to startups targeting methane and wastewater  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A startup with a cheap technology for purifying textile wastewater and another with a system to help reduce methane emissions from cattle were named co-winners of the MIT... more
Quantum gas turns supersolid  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers report on the observation of supersolid behavior in dipolar quantum gases of erbium and dysprosium. In the dysprosium gas these properties are unprecedentedly long-lived. This sets the stage for future investigations into the nature of this exotic phase of... more
Quantum gas turns supersolid  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists report on the observation of supersolid behavior in dipolar quantum gases of erbium and dysprosium. In the dysprosium gas these properties are unprecedentedly long-lived. This sets the stage for future investigations into the nature of this exotic phase of... more
$5-tn fuel exploration plans 'incompatible' with climate goals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Plans by oil and gas majors to spend $4.9 trillion on fuel exploration are "poles apart" from the goal of the Paris climate deal to limit the global temperature rise, a new... more
From coal to gas: How the shift can help stabilize climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A transition from coal-based energy to cleaner-burning gas has long been viewed as a staple of many climate action plans, despite concerns over leakage... more
Study tracks Pennsylvania's oil and gas waste-disposal practices  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
More than 80 percent of all waste from Pennsylvania's oil and gas drilling operations stays inside the state, according to a new study that tracks the disposal locations of liquid and solid... more
Reducing energy required to convert CO2 waste into valuable resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Surplus industrial carbon dioxide creates an opportunity to convert waste into a valuable commodity. Excess CO2 can be a feedstock for chemicals typically derived from fossil fuels, but... more
From coal to gas: How the shift can help stabilize climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A transition from coal-based energy to cleaner-burning gas has long been viewed as a staple of many climate action plans, despite concerns over leakage... more
Rewriting the textbook on fossil fuels: New technologies help unravel nature's methane recipes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have... more
Scientists identify a novel target for corn straw utilization  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Plant cell walls, as repositories of fixed carbon, are an important source of biomass, which is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. However, the complex lignin structure makes it... more
Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. more
Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Nine years ago tomorrow -- April 20, 2010 -- crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil... more
Study shows continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Nine years ago tomorrow—April 20, 2010—crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil... more
Usurp the burp: How seaweed can help curb cow burps (and their emissions)  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Agricultural and marine scientists at the University of California have joined forces to combat one of the greatest sources of methane emissions... more
Americans' energy use surges despite climate change concern  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. more
Astronomers Take First, High-Resolution Look at Huge Star-Forming Region of Milky Way  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming... more
Research provides insights into molecular gas in the massive spiral galaxy NGC 5908  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In a recently published research, which is part of a broader observational campaign focused on studying massive spiral galaxies, astronomers have investigated... more
How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
New research from the University of East Anglia reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas... more
Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: Clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue... more
A 192-heme electron transfer network in the hydrazine dehydrogenase complex  Science Magazine · 1 week
Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) is a major process in the biogeochemical nitrogen cycle in which nitrite and ammonium are converted to dinitrogen gas and water through the highly... more
Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: clouds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue... more
Shop online? Ways to reduce damage to the environment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. After you click buy, online orders leave warehouses to be loaded on gas-guzzling jets or trucks.... more
Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's... more
NASA's Cassini reveals surprises with Titan's lakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled... more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  nanowerk · 1 week
Large differences in the 'foggines' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Large differences in the 'fogginess' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
Cassini reveals surprises with Titan's lakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane. more
Plastic's carbon footprint  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics. more
Physicists improve understanding of heat and particle flow in the edge of a fusion device  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered valuable information about... more
Researchers conduct first global assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from plastics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect... more
Saturn's Moon Titan May Have 'Phantom Lakes' and Caves  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Picture a world where rain falls, gathers in lakes and ponds, seeps into the surrounding rock, and evaporates away, only to fall again. There's just one catch: the rain isn't... more
Warming Arctic permafrost releasing large amounts of potent greenhouse gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A recent study shows that nitrous oxide emissions from thawing Alaskan permafrost are about twelve times higher than previously assumed. About one fourth of the Northern Hemisphere is... more
Tip the planet: Tackling climate change with small, sensitive interventions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Search online for "climate change" and "tipping points" and you'll find some scary results. Melting ice sheets, the collapse of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation , the permafrost methane... more
Russian Probe to Search for Biomarkers, Traces of Water on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The task of one of the experiments to be accomplished in the process of the Luna Grunt (Luna-28) mission will be to look for... more
First Results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
New evidence of the impact of the recent planet-encompassing dust storm on water in the atmosphere, and a surprising lack... more
Are Brown Dwarfs Failed Stars Or Super-Planets?  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Brown dwarfs fill the “gap” between stars and the much smaller planets – two very different types of astronomical objects. But how... more
NOAA: Bryde's whales in Gulf of Mexico are endangered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Federal scientists say a tiny group of Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Mexico is endangered, with threats including oil and gas exploration and development. more
Calcium-looping reforming of methane realizes in situ CO2 utilization with improved energy efficiency  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Closing the anthropogenic carbon cycle is one important strategy to combat climate change, and requires the chemistry to effectively combine CO2 capture... more
Diesel exhaust filtered of its tiny particles may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Air pollution from diesel engines may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more when tiny particles are filtered from the exhaust than when they are not,... more
World's fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Hydrogen is a clean and renewable energy carrier that can power vehicles, with water as the only emission. Unfortunately, hydrogen gas is highly flammable... more
Particle-depleted diesel exhaust may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Air pollution from diesel engines may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more when tiny particles are filtered from the exhaust than when they are not, according to new research published online in the... more
World's fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hydrogen is a clean and renewable energy carrier that can power vehicles, with water as the only emission. Unfortunately, hydrogen gas is highly flammable... more
Martian methane mystery: First results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New evidence of the impact of the recent planet-encompassing dust storm on water in the atmosphere, and a surprising lack of methane, are among the scientific... more
NASA Launches Two Rockets Studying Auroras  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
NASA successfully launched the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment or AZURE mission on April 5 from the Andøya Space Center in Norway. Two Black... more
Physicists Confirm Existence of Chain-Melted State of Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Until now, atoms in physical matter were understood to exist typically in one of three states — solid, liquid or... more
First results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter  ESA · 2 weeks
New evidence of the impact of the recent planet-encompassing dust storm on water in the atmosphere, and a surprising lack... more
Ready, set, go: Scientists evaluate novel technique for firing up fusion-reaction fuel  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To capture and control on Earth the fusion reactions that drive the sun and stars, researchers must first turn room-temperature gas into the hot,... more
'Monster Black Hole: The First Image' Premieres Tonight on Science Channel (Video)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Learn how a scientific team used radio telescopes to peer past galactic clouds of dust and gas trying to take the first-ever photograph a... more
Image: Cold plasma tested on ISS  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Low-temperature plasma – electrically charged gas – that was originally tested aboard the International Space Station is now being harnessed to kill drug-resistant bacteria and viruses that can cause infections in hospital. more
Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new international study evaluates several strategies... more
Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new international study in ACS' Environmental... more
Are brown dwarfs failed stars or super-planets?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brown dwarfs fill the "gap" between stars and the much smaller planets—two very different types of astronomical objects. But how they originate has yet to be fully explained. Astronomers from Heidelberg University may now... more
'Black Holes: The First Image' Premieres Tonight on Science Channel (Video)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Learn how a scientific team used radio telescopes to peer past galactic clouds of dust and gas trying to take the first-ever photograph a black hole. more
Genetic breakthrough on tropical grass could help develop climate-friendly cattle farms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have shown that Brachiaria grass species can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cattle and increase productivity -- and breeding improved varieties can potentially augment the... more
Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new polymer membrane that can dramatically improve the efficiency of natural gas purification, while reducing its environmental impact. more
Shrinking the carbon footprint of a chemical in everyday objects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Chemical engineers have devised an alternative approach to synthesizing epoxides, a type of chemical that is found in many products, including plastics, pharmaceuticals and textiles. Their approach could... more
Are brown dwarfs failed stars or super-planets?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Brown dwarfs fill the 'gap' between stars and the much smaller planets. But how they originate has yet to be fully explained. Astronomers may now be able to answer that question. They discovered that... more
Genetic breakthrough on tropical grass could help develop climate-friendly cattle farms  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production... more
Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have devised a new way of powering heavy-duty trucks that could drastically curb pollution, increase efficiency, and reduce or even eliminate their net greenhouse gas emissions. more
Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents. more
Novel membrane material removes more impurities without the need for toxic solvents  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Natural gas and biogas have become increasingly popular sources of energy throughout the world in recent years, thanks to their cleaner and more efficient... more
Paris orders 800 new electric buses to fight smog  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Paris' public transport operator on Tuesday said it had ordered up to 800 electric buses to take to the streets of the French capital to replace diesel versions and fight... more
Gas dynamics in a nearby protostellar binary system studied with ALMA  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to investigate gas dynamics in a nearby young protostellar binary known as IRAS 16293−2422.... more
Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration  MIT · 2 weeks
Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents. more
Bacteria that oxidizes methane found in common soil  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers with members from Norway, Austria, Russia and Germany has found a kind of bacteria that oxidizes methane. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of... more
Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Massey volcanologists have discovered the driving force behind superheated gas-and-ash clouds from volcanic eruptions, which may help save lives and infrastructure around the globe. more
Black holes: picturing the heart of darkness  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers are poised Wednesday to unveil the first direct image of a black hole and the surrounding whirlwind of white-hot gas and plasma inexorably drawn by gravity into its ravenous maw, along with the... more
Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks  MIT · 2 weeks
Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases. more
Current methods may fail to capture accurate health impacts from oil and natural gas extraction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An examination of peer-reviewed studies published over six years on hazardous air pollutants associated with the extraction of... more
Climate change impacts peatland CO2 gas exchange primarily via moisture conditions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study suggests that peatland CO2 exchange is more strongly influenced by drying than warming as such, and that soil moisture may be critical to... more
How deadly, fast-moving flows of volcanic rock and gas cheat friction  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Mixtures of hot volcanic rock and gas called pyroclastic flows travel so far by gliding on air, a new study suggests. more
Current methods may inadequately measure health impacts from oil, natural gas extraction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Measurements of hazardous air pollutant concentrations near oil and natural gas extraction sites have generally failed to capture levels above standard health benchmarks; yet,... more
Climate change impacts peatland carbon dioxide gas exchange primarily via moisture conditions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Northern peatlands store approximately one third of global soil carbon, namely around 500 gigatons. Because the peatland carbon cycling is largely controlled by partly... more
Renewable technology prices and decarbonization  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The great advantage of fossil fuels over renewable energy is that the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow and these "intermittent" sources of energy may not be reliable enough to power our economy. This... more
The carbon offset market: Leveraging forest carbon's value in the Brazilian Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As companies seek and are required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the world's carbon markets are expanding. A government-run program in the Amazon... more
The carbon offset market: Leveraging forest carbon's value in the Brazilian Amazon  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
As companies seek and are required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the world's carbon markets are expanding. A government-run program in the Amazon... more
Optics-less focusing of XUV high-order harmonics  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
By experimentally studying high-order harmonic beams generated in gases, we show how the spatial characteristics of these ultrashort extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) beams can be finely controlled when a single fundamental beam generates harmonics in a thin gas... more
Planet-Like Object Found Orbiting White Dwarf  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the Gran Telescopio Canarias have spotted a low-mass planet-like object in a disk of gas and debris around SDSS J122859.93+104032.9, a white... more
Technology turns municipal wastewater algae into specialty chemicals for biofuels, bioplastics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A startup is advancing a unique way to transform algae used to purify municipal wastewater into specialty bio-based chemicals such as biofuels or bioplastics that could... more
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New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
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Tip the planet: Tackling climate change with small, sensitive interventions
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Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered
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How deadly, fast-moving flows of volcanic rock and gas cheat friction
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Tapping into 100-year supply of natural gas
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