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New York to get one of world's most ambitious carbon reduction plans  PHYS.ORG · 16 minutes
New York state lawmakers on Wednesday passed one of the world's most ambitious laws aimed at countering climate change, under which fossil fuel power... more
New strategy for efficient production of fatty acids and biofuels from glucose  NEWS MEDICAL · 50 minutes
Researchers have presented a new strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels that can transform glucose and oleaginous microorganisms into microbial diesel fuel,... more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate,... more
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future. If worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current trajectory, Greenland may be ice-free by... more
Biochar may boost carbon storage, but benefits to germination and growth appear scant  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Biochar may not be the miracle soil additive that many farmers and researchers hoped it to be, according to a new University... more
Efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels from glucose  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Researchers have presented a new strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels that can transform glucose and oleaginous microorganisms into microbial diesel fuel, with one-step direct fermentative production. more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  nanowerk · 16 hours
A research team made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their study... more
Real-time analysis of MOF adsorption behavior  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Researchers have developed a technology to analyze the adsorption behavior of molecules in each individual pore of a metal organic framework (MOF). This system has large specific surface areas, allowing for the real-time observation of the... more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A research team has made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their... more
Real-time analysis of MOF adsorption behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Researchers have developed a technology to analyze the adsorption behavior of molecules in each individual pore of a metal organic framework (MOF). This system has large specific surface areas, allowing for the real-time observation of the... more
How bacteria protect themselves from plasma treatment  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Plasmas are created from gas that is pumped with energy. Today, plasmas are already used against multi-resistant pathogens in clinical applications, for example to treat chronic wounds. "Plasmas provide a complex cocktail of components,... more
Is glue the answer to climate crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Is glue the answer to climate change? Researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University have proven that it could certainly help. They have developed a new material capable of capturing... more
Observations reveal gas stripping and enhanced star formation in the galaxy JO206  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Using the Very Large Array (VLA), astronomers have conducted observations of neutral gas in the galaxy JO206. Results of these observations provide important information... more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A research team of Tohoku University, Nissan Motor Co., Shinshu University, and Okayama University made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration... more
Unexpected culprit: Wetlands as source of methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Wetlands are an important part of the Earth's natural water management system. The complex system of plants, soil, and aquatic life serves as a reservoir that captures and cleans water. However, as cities have... more
A sticky solution could improve carbon capture materials  nanowerk · 20 hours
Researchers have developed a new material capable of capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide with the key ingredient being a common epoxy resin you probably have at home. more
Cool halo gas caught spinning like galactic disks  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
A group of astronomers led by Crystal Martin and Stephanie Ho of the University of California, Santa Barbara, has discovered a dizzying cosmic choreography among typical star-forming galaxies; their cool halo gas... more
Unexpected culprit—wetlands as source of methane  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Wetlands are an important part of the Earth's natural water management system. The complex system of plants, soil, and aquatic life serves as a reservoir that captures and cleans water. However, as cities have expanded, many... more
Cool halo gas caught spinning like galactic disks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Astronomers have discovered cool halo gas spinning in the same direction as galactic disks in typical star-forming galaxies. Their findings suggest that the whirling gas halo will eventually spiral in towards the... more
Does the gas in galaxy clusters flow like honey?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
We have seen intricate patterns that milk makes in coffee and much smoother ones that honey makes when stirred with a spoon. Which of these cases best describes the behavior... more
Germany's Siemens says to cut 2,700 jobs worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Industrial conglomerate Siemens said Tuesday it would slash 2,700 jobs worldwide at its gas and power unit, including 1,400 in its home country Germany, "over several years". more
Milky Way Collided with Dark-Matter Dominated Galaxy Less Than Billion Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
According to new research led by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the collision of the recently-discovered dwarf galaxy Antlia 2 with our Milky Way... more
Slashing plane emissions a lofty goal, but progress elusive  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The aircraft industry is facing growing criticism over greenhouse gas emissions that are set to soar as more people take to the skies, but experts say game-changing technology for cleaner... more
Ireland to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ireland has announced it will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 as part of its new climate change plan. more
Study links proximity of fracking to higher household concentrations of radon gas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study at The University of Toledo connects the proximity of fracking to higher household concentrations of radon gas, the second leading cause... more
Research links fracking to higher radon levels in Ohio homes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study at The University of Toledo connects the proximity of fracking to higher household concentrations of radon gas, the second leading cause of lung cancer in... more
The increase in wildfires is linked via climate change to social inequity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When the crown jewel of industrial civilization—the automobile—was introduced in London, it was met with resistance. Wouldn't burning fossil fuels pollute the air? "Yes,... more
Mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid solved  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Findings show how to make confined bubbles develop uniformly, instead of in their usual scattershot way. more
Turning the switch on biofuels  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Plant cell walls contain a renewable, nearly limitless supply of sugar that can be used in the production of chemicals and biofuels. However, retrieving these sugars isn't all that easy. more
Rising methane may thwart efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
If the world were on track to meet the Paris Agreement goal of less than 2 degrees Celsius of global warming, methane levels in the atmosphere would theoretically... more
Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic... more
Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be... more
Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid  MIT · 2 days
Findings show how to make confined bubbles develop uniformly, instead of in their usual scattershot way. more
Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The formation of air bubbles in a liquid appears very similar to its inverse process, the formation of liquid droplets from, say, a dripping water faucet. But the... more
EU leaders to debate push for zero emissions by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
EU leaders will this week discuss setting a target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, European officials said Monday, following elections that highlighted climate fears. more
Renewable transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The transition from fossil to renewable fuels is one of the most important challenges of the future. The SUN-to-LIQUID project takes on this challenge by producing renewable transportation fuels from water and... more
Astrophysicist Announces Her Discovery that Could Rewrite Story of How Galaxies Die  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Missouri, Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University... more
Modified enzyme can increase second-generation ethanol production  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One of the main challenges of second-generation biofuel production is identifying enzymes produced by microorganisms for use in a cocktail of enzymes to catalyze biomass hydrolysis in which the enzymes act together to break... more
Migrating Baby Exoplanet Sculpts Disk Around Newborn Star (Photos)  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Intricate ring structures in the outer portion of the disk of dust and gas that surrounds the young star HD 169142 were likely carved by a newborn planet on the... more
Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. more
G20 set to agree on marine plastic pollution deal  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Group of 20 major economies were set to agree a deal on reducing marine plastic waste at a meeting in Japan Sunday where they also discussed energy security following... more
Revealing 'hidden' phases of matter through the power of light  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Most people think of water as existing in only one of three phases: Solid ice, liquid water, or gas vapor. But matter can exist in many different phases—ice,... more
Cassini-Huygens exploration of the Saturn system: 13 years of discovery  Science Magazine · 7 days
The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn provided a close-up study of the gas giant planet, as well as its rings, moons, and magnetosphere. The Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn... more
Research reveals liquid gold on the nanoscale  nanowerk · 7 days
Scientists have discovered what liquid gold looks like on the nanoscale - and in doing so have mapped the way in which nanoparticles melt, which is relevant to the manufacturing and performance of nanotechnology... more
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A survey of 300 stars in search of exoplanets finds that massive, Jupiter-like gas giants are found just about where Jupiter is in our own solar system. more
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As planets form in the swirling gas and dust around young stars, there seems to be a sweet spot where most of the large, Jupiter-like gas giants congregate,... more
Astrophysicists announce discovery that could rewrite story of how galaxies die  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Missouri, Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas,... more
Nitric Oxide-Scavenging Nanogel Could Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Nitric oxide (NO), a radical gas molecule produced by nitric oxide synthase, prevents high blood pressure and artery plaque build-up in the... more
The Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than Any Other Part of the US Gov't.  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The Defense Department remains the world's single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world's top... more
Scientists develop a chemocatalytic approach for one-pot reaction of cellulosic ethanol  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a chemocatalytic approach to convert cellulose into ethanol in... more
Beewolves use a gas to preserve food  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have discovered that the eggs of the European beewolf produce nitric oxide. The gas prevents the larvae's food from getting moldy in the warm and humid brood cells. more
The Defense Department Is Worried About Climate Change — and a Huge Carbon Emitter  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The Defense Department remains the world's single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world's top... more
Electric vehicles would be a breath of fresh air for Houston  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston's breathable air, despite the city's poor rankings in the American Lung Association's 2019 'State of the Air'... more
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and... more
New microorganism for algae biomass to produce alternative fuels  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Biorefinery technology uses biomass as a feedstock and converts it to energy and other beneficial byproducts. It is drawing attention as an eco-friendly and sustainable technology to prepare for depletion... more
Beewolves use a gas to preserve food  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists from the Universities of Regensburg and Mainz and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology discovered that the eggs of the European beewolf produce nitric oxide. The gas prevents the larvae's food from... more
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and... more
New microorganism for algae biomass to produce alternative fuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists utilized algae that grow three times faster than starch crops and succeeded in producing biofuel and biochemicals. They developed a new artificial microorganism as a microbial platform for the... more
Changes in pressure, more so than temperature, strongly influence how quickly liquids turn to gas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's a process so fundamental to everyday life—in everything from your morning coffeemaker to the huge power plant... more
Technique Pulls Interstellar Magnetic Fields Within Easy Reach  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields — which... more
Experiments reveal the physics of evaporation  MIT · 1 week
Changes in pressure, more so than temperature, strongly influence how quickly liquids turn to gas, researchers show. more
Hubble survey captures iconic spiral galaxy NGC 2903  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The iconic appearance of a spiral galaxy is exemplified here in the form of the stunning NGC 2903, imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It shows off whirling, pinwheeling arms with... more
Finding and fixing natural gas leaks quickly and economically  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As it flows through pipelines from wells to stovetops, natural gas is prone to leaking, threatening not only human safety and health but also the health of the planet. more
Fertilizer plants emit 100 times more methane than reported  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Emissions of methane from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, researchers have found. more
Why there's more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This week brought news that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels at the Mauna Loa atmospheric observatory in Hawaii have risen steeply for... more
Total gears up for North Sea gas hunt  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Deep beneath the cold waters of the North Sea lies what French energy giant Total hopes will help feed Britain's voracious appetite for gas. more
Canada Makes a Claim to the North Pole  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Now, three northern nations are vying to stake their claim to part of the Arctic seafloor, a region chock-full of fossil fuels that lies under thousands of miles of water and ice. more
Industrial methane emissions are 100 times higher than reported, researchers say  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Emissions of methane from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, researchers from Cornell and Environmental Defense Fund have found. more
Gas surges globally as green groups cry foul  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
2018 was a "golden year" for natural gas with demand surging worldwide, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday, prompting concern from environmental groups over the climate impact of the world's new... more
Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at... more
Name an exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In recent years, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets and planetary systems orbiting around nearby stars. Some are small and rocky like the Earth, whilst others are gas giants like Jupiter. It is now believed that most stars in the... more
Exomoons May Be Home to Extraterrestrial Life  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Moons orbiting planets outside our solar system could offer another clue about the pool of worlds that may be home to extraterrestrial... more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This nebulous disk gives astronomers new... more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This nebulous disk gives astronomers new... more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. more
The Milky Way's Monster Black Hole Has a Cool Gas Halo — Literally  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
For the first time, astronomers may have imaged the cool disk of gas surrounding the gigantic black hole at the heart of... more
Dozens sickened by chlorine gas in public pool in Utah  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Police say a freak chlorine gas accident at a Utah public pool sickened dozens of people more
Dozens of Utah public pool swimmers sickened by chlorine gas  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Police say a freak chlorine gas accident at a Utah public pool sickened dozens of people more
No assumptions needed to simulate petroleum reservoirs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hidden deep below our feet, petroleum reservoirs are made up of hydrocarbons like oil and natural gas, stored within porous rock. These systems are particularly interesting to physicists, as they clearly show how temperature... more
US court weighs if climate change violates children's rights  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a courtroom packed with environmental activists, federal judges wrestled Tuesday with whether climate change violates the constitutional rights of young people who have sued the U.S. government over the... more
Chemicals from carbon dioxide - with plasma and perovskite membranes  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers aim to use the climate-damaging greenhouse gas carbon dioxide as a raw material for the production of chemicals. To do this, they are developing a combined plasma... more
Research finds soil carbon key to combating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Curtin University research has provided new insights to support more effective management of soil carbon in a bid to help combat global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. more
Bio-based fertilizers as a solution for phosphorus sufficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bio-based fertilizers (BBFs) will have an increasingly important role in future food production. By optimising the use of nutrient-rich side-streams like manure... more
Astronomers Directly Image Two Protoplanets around PDS 70  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) spectrograph on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have directly imaged two still-forming gas... more
Climate action urgently required to protect human health in Europe  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a landmark report, the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) focuses on the consequences of climate change for human health in Europe and the benefits of acting... more
New method to gauge atmosphere's ability to clear methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Hydroxyl radicals (OH) react with methane and break it down, but it's been hard for scientists to get a handle on... more
Spitzer Sees Stars and Dense Clouds in Cepheus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A large celestial mosaic from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows multiple clusters of stars and clouds of gas and dust... more
Ocean acidification makes some marine snails less able to resist predators  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As humans release more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the gas is dissolving into the ocean, making seawater more acidic. This threatens the growth... more
Nordic microalgae cleans wastewater and produces biodiesel  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lorenza Ferro demonstrates the potential of Nordic microalgae for simultaneous production of biomass and municipal sewage treatment in our Nordic climate. She has also studied how microalgae and bacteria work together and how this... more
Giant stellar eruption detected for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A group of researchers has identified and characterized for the first time in a complete way a powerful eruption in the atmosphere of the active star HR 9024, marked by an intense... more
New statement highlights occupational burden of non-cancerous lung diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to... more
Climate change is already affecting global food production—unequally  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The world's top 10 crops— barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat—supply a combined 83 percent of all calories produced on cropland. Yields have long been projected... more
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